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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes

Demeter (Ceres)

Demeter (Roman name Ceres), The Mother Goddess of the Earth, Olympian goddess, she was the second daughter of Cronus and Rhea, sister to Hestia, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus. She was the goddess of vegetation and agriculture. She had daughter Persephone, whose legend tries to explain the change of seasons on the earth.
See: Jacob Jordaens. An Offering to Ceres.
Peter Paul Rubens The Statue of Ceres.

Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Index

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