Ceres is the Roman Goddess of grain, and Her name means "wheat" or "grain." It is still heard in our word cereal. She is an ancient Italian Goddess of the harvest, and Her worship in Rome is very old.

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A Roman bronze statuette of Ceres from the Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan (1st c. AD),

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Ceres - Goddess of Fertility Wissen genial - Altes Rom (Knowledge Genious - Ancient Rome), Schwager und Steinlein Verlag, 2011/2012

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victoriousvocabulary: CERES [noun] Roman mythology: a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She is the Roman counterpart to Greek mythology’s Demeter. painting: Helena Nelson-Reed

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Greek Myths & Legends; Paintings of Classical Mythology and a brief introduction to Greek & Roman, Mythology featuring contemporary Illustrations by Howard David Johnson

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Demeter was the goddess of the harvest and was credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, & prepare grain. Demeter was thought to be responsible for the fertility of the land. She is also known for her fierce defense of her daughter, Persephone.

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Demeter The goddess of agriculture, horticulture, grain and harvest. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus, by whom she bore Persephone. She was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and a torch. Her symbols are the Cornucopia (horn of plenty), wheat-ears, the winged serpent and the lotus staff. Her sacred animals are pigs and snakes.

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Goddess Archetypes Venus/Aphrodite: love and fertility Diana/Artemis: nature and hunting Minerva/Athena: strength, clear thinking Ceres/Demeter: motherhood Juno/Hera: queenship and partnership Proserpina/Persephone: mysticism and mediumship Sophia: wisdom

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