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.
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
Zanetti's Greek Statues -1743- CERES - GODDESS OF AG. RARE, ANTIQUE COPPER ENGRAVED PRINTS OF GREEK STATUES This 268 year old copperplate print was rescued from the book "DELLE ANTICHE STATUE GRECHE E. This is Ceres, the sister of Jupiter.
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”.