Demeter Myth

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The goddess Demeter means “mother of earth.” She is the goddess of the harvest. She created the seasons and is also the person who caused plants to wither. She also created sacred laws. This is the myth and the meaning of the myth of Demeter. This myth can teach people many lessons. One day Hades thought to himself the beasts of the earth will rip up the land and come into my kingdom and tear up his kingdom. So Hades went out of the underworld to find and kill the beasts, He took his chariot pulled by many horses. The god of love Eros, earned his name Cupid in a series of events, was playing and his mother saw Hades and told Eros to draw out an arrow and shoot Hades in the heart for he needs to feel love and not misery. So Eros took an…show more content…
There is a festival that is about the death and rebirth of grain and later worship includes the Immorality of the soul. Her chief festival comes at the harvest time. It begins as a humble feast and over time morphed into a mysterious worship. This great festival occurs every five years. Demeter was worshiped at Eleusis, a town near Athens Grease. It was referred to as the Eleusinian mysteries. There was also was a festival called Thesmophoria it is during October 11-13 where it was basically devoted only for woman. There are actually many different names and meanings of Demeter. The name Demeter actually by dictionary definition means “Mother of the Earth.” She is also known as Gaia meaning “Earth.” She also is the goddess of sacred law and also the goddess of the cycle of life and death. The word goddess means it is a female god. If you are a male god you are called a…show more content…
“She was one of the 12 Olympian gods who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus. Also, Her chariot was drawn by a pair of winged dragons.” Also in another famous myth, she chose to teach Triptolemus the art of agriculture. She rode on her chariot pulled by winged serpents and taught the people of Greece to plant and harvest crops. As a punishment for cutting down trees in a sacred grove, she placed Aethon, the god of famine, in the stomach of Erysichthon making him permanently famished. would encourage kids and parents to into further study of Demeter like I did. She is a very interesting god and a really well-known
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