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"The ruined Temple of Demeter and Persephone, goddesses of the soil and the underworld , in Agrigentos Valley of the Temples"

beautiful ruins of Demeter's temple in Greece





Tempio della Concordia - Valley of the Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld

Susan Seddon-Boulet ~ Persephone and Demeter


In Greek mythology Demeter was the most generous of the great Olympian goddesses. The Greek goddess Demeter was an ancient goddess beloved for her service to mankind in giving them the gift of the harvest, the reward for cultivation of the soil.

the ruins of #Demeter's #Well at the Temple of Eleusis in Greece


The Temple of Hera and Juno Lacinia, Agrigento, Sicily

Demeter was the second eldest of the gods and really chill. She was important as a fertility deity, and was often syncretized with other goddesses like Rhea and Gaia and with Roman Ceres and "Phrygian" Cybele. Though she never married, she was no stranger to the arts of love (well, duh, for a fertility goddess). In fact, her priestesses initiated brides and grooms into the "secrets of the couch." While she was still young she and Zeus produced Persephone (called Kore, or Girl) and Iacchus (w...

Hades and Persephone

Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily - the best preserved Greek Temple

Temple of Demeter on Naxos

Temple of Concord, Sicily (440 BC-430 BC). (Valley of the Temples: Vaddi di li Tempri) Archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily, an example of Greek architecture and art and a main Sicilian attraction (UNESCO Heritage Site)

Virgo in Greek Mythology: Return of Persephone, Maiden of Spring, from her captivity by Hades, God of the Underworld, to her Mother, Demeter, the Harvest Goddess, signaling that winter was over.

In Greek mythology, Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, the wife of Hades and queen of the underworld. (image by Stregatto10)