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Goddess Demeter

I did a little research on the Greek goddess, Demeter the other day and thought I would share it with you guys. So, here are some facts about Goddess Demeter.

Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture

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  • Demeter was the goddess of agriculture but also of sacred law, the earth, and the harvest.
  • She was known as a beautiful woman with long blonde hair and slender feet.
  • Was usually seen carrying wheat or barley, or a torch.
  • Had a crown on her head most of the time and was seated on a throne.
  • Would usually wear expensive clothes and mostly wore gowns and cloaks.
  • She was most appreciated for introducing wheat to everyone and making man different from animals.
  • Demeter was mostly known as a peace loving goddess.

Symbols:

  • Wheat
  • Bread
  •  Torch
  • Cornucopia.

Strengths:

  • Loving mother
  • Persistent
  • Empathetic
  • Loving
  • Goddess of agriculture, all living things depended on her.
  • Had the ability to give life to the dead after they learned her mysteries.

Weaknesses:

  • Had depression
  • Her daughter had to spend life in the underworld, made her worried and angry, so she stopped plants from growing

 

 

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