Greek God: Demeter

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Demeter, also Ceres, is known in Greek mythology as the goddess of the harvest. There were festivals dedicated to Demeter during the harvest season which continued for years. She is the daughter of the Titan god Cronus and goddess Rhea. She is the mother of Persephone, queen of the underworld and Dionysus, god of wine and the grape harvest. She has a total of five siblings, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia and Hera. Demeter is often depicted with golden corn to symbolize the harvest and grains...

There are times where she is seen wearing a wreath made from ears of corn. She is also known for carrying a sword in some instances. Although she is a goddess, she never lived on Olympus, which she decided of her own free will. She liked to be closer to the people who paid her homage and offered her sacrifices rather than up above them, too far away to truly see how they live their lives. Many of the stories of Demeter reflect her fiery personality and her love for her daughter. The most famous of legends is that of her daughter Persephone who was taken to the Underworld to be with Hades. Hades tricked her into eating the pomegranate seeds of the underworld, and thus she was bound to be the new queen of that realm. During this time, Demeter’s ability to have a prosperous harvest was compromised due to her distress over her missing daughter that was trapped in the Underworld. That is, until an arrangement was made where Persephone would be released to the world above for parts of the year to her mother. Demeter is anything but a quiet goddess. She makes herself known throughout Olympus and throughout the earth. She is known to punish those who wrong her; such as her punishment placed upon Erysichthon for burning down her groves and ruining the fertility of the earth in that area. The wrath of Demeter is not to be trifled with.