Why Is Demeter Important To The Greek Gods

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Demeter was one of the twelve major gods. The Greeks believed that agriculture was the basis of all civilization. Many Greeks lived on Country Farms and made their living, clothing, and food supply by farming. She was one of the most important, and one of the most feared. It was said Demeter thought the moral men how to plant and plow their fields and punished those who offended her. The Greeks had many underground ceremonies for Demeter to ensure a decent harvest. She was the foundation for the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most widespread rituals of Ancient Greece. The Eleusinian Mysteries, was explained in Homer’s book called, “Hymn to Demeter”. The royal family of Eleusis helped Demeter to find her daughter, Persephone. Then, Demeter,
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