Demeter-Goddess Of Agriculture

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Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, harvest, and fertility. Her name means "mother earth."� Her Roman name is Ceres. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and her brothers and sisters were Hades (god of the underworld), Hera (goddess of marriage and queen of the gods), Hestia (goddess of hearth), Poseidon (god of the sea) and Zeus (god of the sky and ruler of the gods). 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 gifts. Many people call her a mysterious goddess and she is sometimes connected with what is pure and untouched, or what the Greeks called hangon.

She and four of her other brothers and sisters all shared the same fate"¦they were all swallowed by their father Cronus right after they were born because he was afraid that he would be overthrown by one of his children.

They were all saved when Rhea was able to save the sixth born child, Zeus, and when Rhea believed he was old enough, he came back and helped his mother get the rest of the children 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 got the name Persephone when she was abducted by the god of the underworld Hades and he makes her the goddess of the underworld. Demeter was heartbroken that her daughter was gone, and she looked everywhere for her and couldn't find her. Some say that Demeter was angry and instead of returning to Olympus roamed the Earth forbidding any plants or fruit to...