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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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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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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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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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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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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