Essays Tagged: "Demeter"

Exploring Women's choices when confronted by male energies in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates and in the myth of Persephone by Homer.

teach self protection skills to his sons or daughters. Persephone in greek myth is the daughter of Demeter who is God who takes care of the earth. Persephone who is personified as being the light of ... Hades feeds her pomegrenate seeds, which is like binding her to Hades. When Zeus finally listens to Demeter's call for help Hade's tricked has already caused Persephone to be chained in Hades for one ...

(4 pages) 159 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Journey of the Classical Hero in Demeter and Persephone.

ns ago, the Earth passed its days with unceasing good weather and harvest. This was the world where Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, knew true happiness. Together, the two goddesses of nature roa ... nd in those days, the world seemed like a boundless paradise with all life in perpetual full bloom. Demeter was the gentle, forgiving goddess of the grain and the harvest. As an infant she was swallow ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Ancient Greece - what did they ever do for you?

e all about the gods and goddesses. Thunder would strike when Zeus was mad, and winter came because Demeter was mad that her daughter was gone. These taught people why things happened so no one would ...

(2 pages) 48 1 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Demeter and Persephone

Have you ever wandered how our seasons came about?It all has to do with the two major goddesses, Demeter, who is the goddess of the grain and harvest, and Persephone, the goddess of spring also que ... ddess of the grain and harvest, and Persephone, the goddess of spring also queen of the underworld. Demeter is the daughter of Cronus and the titaness Rhea. Persephone who happens to be the daughter o ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Alien and the myth of Demeter and Persephone.

o the nature of "Alien" and its symbolism, few have commented on its role as related to the myth of Demeter and Persephone. This may be due to the ambiguity in the assignment of the roles. The 'roles' ... ite vague, and even interchangeable in the film.At first glance, the ship seems to fill the role of Demeter. Not only is it referred to as "Mother," but its sole purpose is to take the crew back home. ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Greek Mythology: Zeus - This is an essay about Zeus, his powers, etc.

er intended on swallowing him whole like he had with Zeus' other siblings: Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter and Hera. But Rhea hid Zeus away in a cave on Mount Dicte in Crete. Even in present day, tou ...

(1 pages) 57 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Hades god of the underworld

Odyssey 11.488)The wife of Hades, and queen of the Underworld, was Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter (She was also called Kore, Greek for 'daughter'). Persephone did not marry Hades willingly, ... flowers with her friends. Even Zeus was powerless to get her out of the Underworld when her mother Demeter asked him to act on her behalf.Eventually a deal was made, with the messenger god Hermes act ...

(7 pages) 41 0 4.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Demeter goddess of agriculture

Demeter(Roman - Ceres)Demeter was the goddess of Corn and therefore also harvest, and her cult parti ... Cronus and Rhea and thus Zeus' sister. Along with Dionysus (known in Roman as Bacchus, god of Wine) Demeter was one of the two most important gods in the everyday lives of people. While many other god ... most part lived happy and blissful lives, feasting on nectar and ambrosia up on lofty Mount Olympus.Demeter's tragic story is her search for Persephone (Kore), Demeter's only child from her union with ...

(5 pages) 24 0 3.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Poseidon: The Greek God of to many names to count

siblings who eventually "divided the power of the world." His brothers and sisters include: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Zeus. The division of the universe involved him and his brothers, Zeus and ... ship wrecks, and drownings.One of the most notorious love affairs of Poseidon involves his sister, Demeter. Poseidon pursued Demeter and to avoid him she turned herself into a mare. In his lust for h ...

(2 pages) 50 2 3.5 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Compare the treatment of the subject between "Bavarian Gentians" and "Ship of Death".

phone myth. Pluto, the King of Hades (the Underworld) abducted Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Persephone seems to carry the torch-like flower into the underground to light her way to Pl ... He makes use of a simile when describing the gentians which give off ' darkness, blue darkness, as Demeter's pale lamps give off light'.The blue gentians seem to be troches, leading him into "Dis" or ...

(6 pages) 16 0 3.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Human-like Qualities of Immortals

ods not only shows that they too have feelings, but also relates them more to humans. The immortals Demeter, Aphrodite, Poseidon, and Zeus are just a few of the many who use their strength and influen ... as Poseidon who helped Odysseus return to Ithaca.I can truly sympathize with the helping goddess of Demeter and Persephone; Demeter. Sister of Zeus, Demeter is a tactful goddess who lives on earth. Sh ...

(3 pages) 25 0 4.6 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Kind Of Gods

the Sea, Hades, Ruler of the Underworld, Hestia, the Goddess of Hearth and the virgin goddess, and Demeter, the Goddess of Harvest. Zeus had many children, some from Hera and others by different wome ... tales is the overthrow of the Titans. Cronus, in fear of being overthrown by his children, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon, swallowed them as infants. When the newborn Zeus was born, Rhea ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


ince he owns it all then he is a very wealth person. Just like his brother Poseidon and his sisters Demeter, Hera, and Hestia, Cronus swallowed him. Hades rarely left the underworld and if he did no o ... le. Very few temples were built for him because he had very few worshipers. His wife is Persephone, Demeter's daughter. He abducted her from earth raped her and then took her to the underworld. The Ro ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Demeter-Goddess Of Agriculture

Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, harvest, and fertility. Her name means "mother earth."ᦙ ... ods). Her job was to look over all of the crops that grew, especially wheat, which is the crop that Demeter is specifically associated with. Fruits, flowers, trees, and other living things are her gif ... back by feeding Cronus a tonic that made him throw up all of his five children that he had consumed.Demeter has one daughter, Core, who is also known as Persephone. Zeus is Persephone's father. She go ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Old Neighborhood

s entitled Mother Love, Dove does make references to home. This poem is a recasting of the story of Demeter and Persephone from ancient Greek mythology. In short, Hades kidnaps Persephone from her hom ... Hades kidnaps Persephone from her home, and Demeter, her mother goes insane trying to get her back. Demeter is able to go after Persephone only to find that too late Persephone has already "adapted" t ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Emergence Of Agriculture

Crescent, Mesoamerica, Natufians, Paleolithic, Neolithic INTRODUCTION According to Greek mythology, Demeter-Ceres, the patroness of agriculture and the fruit of the earth, taught uncultured men how to ... aught uncultured men how to plow, sow and reap (Odhner 1927:48). According to ancient storytellers, Demeter-Ceres bestowed wheat seeds on a priest who crossed the earth in a dragon-drawn chariot, sowi ...

(8 pages) 49 1 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Greek and Roman Myths

bute to nature, human thought, human skill, and luck. I will explain this by using stories such as 'Demeter and Persephone', 'Ages of Man', and most of the Greek and Roman myths that we have covered s ... I will explain is the gods attribute to nature. My favorite example of this comes from the myth of 'Demeter and Persephone'. When Persephone gets captured and has to live with Hades, Demeter is furiou ...

(2 pages) 505 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Year 11 Ancient History Assignment Analyse the reverence of Poseidon in ancient Greek society and contrast this to his symbology in Christianity.

control, along with horses and earthquakes. He is also the brother of Zeus, Hades, Hera, Hestia and Demeter. Poseidon and Zeus overthrew their father Cronus who was one of the Titans. The Titans were ...

(8 pages) 15 1 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Hades / Pluto Greek / Roman God

r Aides meaning "The Unseen." He was the son of Cronus and Rhea, and the brother of Zeus, Poseidon, Demeter, Heista and Hera. After Zeus killed Cronus, Hades and his brothers divided the universe. Zeu ... of the grain, minerals, and jewels that come from the underworld. Persephone, being the daughter of Demeter which was the god of the harvest helped Hades to this change. He later was named by the Roma ...

(2 pages) 1986 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History