Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility in Greek Mythology

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Demeter is the goddess of agriculture, fertility and grain in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea, and she is the mother of Persephone, the queen of the underworld.  Her name in Roman mythology is Ceres and the word “cereal” is actually derived from her name. As the goddess of…

Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld and the Harbinger of Spring

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Persephone was the wife of Hades and the goddess of the underworld, the realm of the dead. The word “Persephone” was considered by some linguists to have the meaning “she who kills the light”.  Her counterpart in Roman mythology was Proserpine. Persephone was abducted by Hades to the underworld making her mother, Demeter, the goddess…