Demeter Goddess of agriculture
by: Ryan Peterson
- Demeter was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea
- Her siblings were, Hestia, Hera, Aides, Hades, and Zeus
- Her daughter Persephone was kidnapped by her brother Hades
- While playing in a field one day, Persephone is captured and ravished by Hades and taken to the underworld as his wife
- Demeter searches for her
- In her grief and anger, Demeter senselessly destroys the earth’s crops and brings about a great drought and famine
- Zeus made a deal were Persephone is allowed to return to her mother for two thirds of each year
- The arrival of Persephone is an explanation of spring and summer. Her departure, of fall and winter
- Demeter was swallowed by her father Cronus, at first because he learned that his son would overthrow him
- Her mother Rhea had Zeus and hid him in a cave and then gave Cronus a rock to swallow
- Cronus was tricked into vomiting the children
- The younger gods, including Demeter, had a war against the older gods and won the war
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