Goddess of the harvest


She is the goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. Each harvest the first loaf of bread was offered to her. Demeter is seen as the goddess of the harvest. She also is seen as the Goddess of the cycle of life. Demeter is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea.

Story of Persephone, Demeter"s daughter

Demeter's daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades. She was taken to the underworld to be his wife. Demeter grew angry and stopped caring for the land. Zeus was concerned for the land and sent out to find her. Everyone went looking. (While looking Demeter stayed at a house in Attica, in return she wanted to make one of his sons immortal. She was seen doing this mid ritual in which she burned away his mortality, and was asked to stop. Instead she taught the other son to farm, which is believed to be the start of farming.) Persephone was found in the underworld and a deal was made. Persephone could leave if she had not eaten anything in the underworld. She had so she was bound to him. A deal was made to split her time between both. When she is not with her mother it is winter and fall, and vise versa.

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"Demeter." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

"Demeter." Demeter. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.