Demeter

AdonisWerther

Joined July 2008

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In Greek mythology Demeter (pronounced /dɨˈmiːtɚ/; Greek: Δημήτηρ, possibly “distribution-mother” from the noun of the Indo-European mother-earth *dheghom *mater, also called simply Δηώ ) is the goddess of grain and fertility, the pure nourisher of the youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death, and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. She is invoked as the “bringer of seasons” in the Homeric hymn, a subtle sign that she was worshipped long before she was made one of the Olympians. She and her daughter Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that also predated the Olympian pantheon.
Her Roman equivalent is Ceres, from whom the word “cereal” is derived.

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