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
Demeter (Δημήτηρ) → Demeter, identified with the Roman goddess Ceres, is the goddess of the harvest, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. She presided also over the sanctity of marriage, the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. “Goddess of seed, of fruits abundant, fair, Harvest and threshing, are thy constant care; Who dwell'st in Eleusina's seats retir'd, Lovely, delightful queen, by all desir'd”.
Demeter, Herculaneum. One of the statues from the exhibition "Ercolano: tre secoli di scoperte" ("Herculaneum: three centuries of discovery") at the Naples archaeological museum. A number of the statues from the exhibition haven't been on display for some time. This marble statue shows Demeter and is a relatively recent discovery. It was found on 21 April 1997 near a monumental structure of ancient Herculaneum, located to the southwest of the Villa of the Papyri.