Goddess of Harvest and Nourishment
History of Demeter
Demeter was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea the was the goddess of growth and agriculture and it was believed she made the crops grow each year so the first loaf of bread made from the annual harvest was offered to her every year. Many things were sacred to her including livestock, and agricultural products. Demeter as well as being associated with the seasons, was also knows for creating the Eleusinian Mysteries which was a festival held every five years, not much is know about them to this day because everyone who attended was sworn to secrecy. Demeter is also known as Ceres, Rhea, Sito, and Thesmophoros.