Ceres is the only one of Rome's many agricultural deities to be listed among the Dii Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.
Demeter was the ancient Greek goddess of agriculture, grain and bread who sustained mankind with the earth's rich bounty. She was depicted as a mature woman, often wearing a crown and bearing sheafs of wheat or a cornucopia (horn of plenty), and a torch. Her Roman name was Ceres.
Goddess of grain, agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment. Demeter, whose Roman counterpart is Ceres, is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and was swallowed and then regurgitated by her father. She is a sister of Zeus, by whom she bore Persephone, who is also known as Kore, i.e. "the girl."
Demeter, the middle daughter of Cronus and Rhea, was the Ancient Greek goddess of grain and agriculture, one of the original Twelve Olympians.Her grief over her daughter Persephone – who has to spend one-third of the year with her husband Hades in the Underworld – is the reason why there is winter; her joy when she gets her back coincides with the fertile spring and summer months.
Greek Goddess of Agriculture, Fertility, Sacred Law and the Harvest. Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. 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.
DAEIRA A goddess nymph of the Eleusinian mysteries, connected with Persephone and the Underworld. She may have presided over the secret knowledge of the Mysteries since her name means "the knowing one." DEMETER The great Olympian goddess of agriculture, its chief crops, maize and barley, and its products, flour and bread. She was the chief ...
Goddess of Agriculture The Greek name of the goddess of grain and agriculture is Demeter. The roman name is Ceres. She controls the harvest. she is able to make trees and plants grow or die.
Demeter is the goddess of agriculture in Greek mythology. This Greek goddess was in charge of the fertility of the land. The grains of the field may grow only because the fertility goddess allows them to. The agriculture goddess’ most beloved child is called Persephone, and in the daughter’s loss comes the goddess of earth’s deepest ...
Demeter, Greek goddess of grains, agriculture and fertile soil. Over the course of human civilization many gods and goddesses have come about. Among these dieties there are many who preside over agriculture, plants, and the earth.
Demeter: Demeter, in Greek religion, daughter of the deities Cronus and Rhea, sister and consort of Zeus (the king of the gods), and goddess of agriculture. Her name indicates that she is a mother. Demeter is rarely mentioned by Homer, nor is she included among the Olympian gods, but the roots of her legend