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
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.