Demeter goddess of agriculture
(Roman - Ceres)
Demeter was the goddess of Corn and therefore also harvest, and her cult particularly flourished in the regions where grain was grown: in Sicily, in the region of Eleusis, in the Peloponnesus, in Crete and in Thrace. She was the first to gather the corn, prepare and preserve it, and to instruct mankind how to sow it.
She is usually portrayed as serious and dignified, dressed plainly in a long robe. Her nurse was Eirene (Peace). The beloved goddess of the harvest brought to humans the cultivation of grain (wheat and barley) which, according to one legend, allowed th…
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