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Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture

Demeter was the Greek goddess of agriculture and vegetation

Family of Demeter

Parents: Demeter was a child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
Siblings: Demeter had five siblings. Three brothers (Zeus, Poseidon and Hades), and two sisters (Hestia and Hera).
Children: Persephone, the goddess of the Underworld

Demeter's Personality and her Role as a Goddess

Demeter was a peace-loving deity and the source of all growth and life; she was the goddess who provided all the food on earth and taught mortals how to cultivate the earth and make life easier. Demeter was most valued for bringing wheat to mankind, thus distinguishing man from the animal.

Appearance of Demeter

Demeter was a rich-haired woman with golden curls and slender feet. She usually wore a dark cloak and held a golden sword in her hands. [1].

Symbols of Demeter

The symbols of Demeter were the ear of wheat and the grains, as well as the crocus flower,the myrtle and the daffodil.

from γῆ (gê, “earth”) + μήτηρ (mḗtēr, “mother”).
Roman name: Ceres

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