By: Morgan Herley
Get to Know Demeter
-She is also known as the goddess of the harvest.
-Her Roman name is Ceres.
-Her mother is Rhea and her father is Cronus.
-she has 8 children Persephone, Areion, Desponie, Eubouleus, Khrysothemis, Korybas, Philomelos-Bootes, and Ploutos.
-Demeter never married.
-Persephone was her favorite child.
-Her chariot was drawn by a pair of winged dragons (serpent-like monsters).
-As a punishment for cutting down trees in a sacred grove she placed Aethon, the god of famine, in the stomach of Erysichthon making him permanently famished.
-Demeter had affaires with Posiden, Zeus, Iasion, Mekon, and Karmanor.
-Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, and Hestia are her siblings.
-she turned Mekon into a poppy flower.
-One of Demeter's children was a horse.
-In her name De means Earth and meter means mother.
-Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.
-Only women attended the Thesmophoria, a fertility festival held in honor of Demeter.
I chose Demeter because I love to farm and grow plants and flowers. Demeter's personality is upbeat and caring much like mine. To know more about this goddess click these links
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