Demeter (Ceres)

In Greek mythology, Demeter was an Olympian goddess. Her Roman equivalent was Ceres. She was the goddess of harvest.

2,223 Questions
Books and Literature
Literature and Language
Mythology
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Hades (Pluto)
Demeter (Ceres)
Persephone (Proserpina)

Demeter vows that she will not let fruit grow on the earth until Persephone is returned?

Yes. That was why there was a giant famine.

234
Books and Literature
Demeter (Ceres)

What is Demeter's family tree?

Her mom and dad are Cronos and Rhea, her grandparents are Gaea and Uranus, she also has a daughter named Persephone.

Her sisters are Hera and Hestia, and her brothers are Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.

341342343
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Demeter (Ceres)

How old did Demeter the goddess live for?

The ancient Greeks believed that gods and goddesses are immortal; therefore, according to Greek mythology, the goddess Demeter lived forever.

305306307
Demeter (Ceres)

What is Demeter's fruit symbol?

I believe it is a sheaf of grain, but I admit I am not certain of that.

265266267
Books and Literature
Demeter (Ceres)

Did Demeter have any enemies?

Hades was Demeter's enemy, as he abducted her daughter Persephone to be his wife in the Underworld.

235236237
Zeus (Jupiter)
Demeter (Ceres)

Was Demeter Zeus' sister or offspring?

She was his sister. Persephone was their offspring.

209210211
Books and Literature
Demeter (Ceres)

What useful things did Demeter do?

She allowed for harvesting to occur. She let corn, wheat, barley, etc., to grow and allowed people to get food.

192193194
Demeter (Ceres)

Why did the Megarians worship Demeter?

Many Mediterranean peoples of the ancient world worshiped Demeter or a similar goddess before Rome adopted Christianity.

189190191
Hades (Pluto)
Demeter (Ceres)
Persephone (Proserpina)

How is the character of Demeter similar to and different from the character of Hades in the myth Demeter and Persephone?

Hades is a god of the under world/earth.

Demeter a goddess of the upper world/earth.

So, both deal in the earth, one below one above.

Hades was later associated with plant life and growth, for when Persephone rose from the underworld he had released spring.

Hades and Demeter were brother and sister, their mother was Rhea, and father Cronus.

185186187
Christianity
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Orcas (killer whales)
Demeter (Ceres)

Is God a killer?

God is a fair and just God, and there are conquenses for all our actions. we all have an allotted time on earth and the we either go to heaven or hell. God is not a killer, but we all must die. are you saved? you can be by confessing to God that you are a sinner, believe that he died and three days later he arose. and Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you. IT"S EASY to do. and you will never regret it! God drowns everything that breathes air. From newborn babies to koala bears -- all creatures great and small, the Lord God drowned them all. Genesis 7:21-23 God kills everyone (men, women, children, infants, newborns) in Sodom and Gomorrah by raining "fire and brimstone from the Lord out of heaven." Well, almost everyone -- he spares the "just and righteous" Lot and his family. Genesis 19:24 After God has sufficiently hardened the Pharaoh's heart, he kills all the firstborn Egyptian children. When he was finished "there was not a house where there was not one dead." Finally, he runs out of little babies to kill, so he slaughters the firstborn cattle, too. Exodus 12:29 God orders the sons of Levi (Moses, Aaron, and the other members of their tribe that were "on the Lord's side") to kill "every man his neighbor." "And there fell of the people that day about 3000 men." Exodus 32:27-28 After God killed Korah, his family, and 250 innocent bystanders, the people complained saying, "ye have killed the people of the Lord." So God, who doesn't take kindly to criticism, sends a plague on the people. And "they that died in the plague were 14,700." Numbers 16:41-50 Under God's direction, Moses' army defeats the Midianites. They kill all the adult males, but take the women and children captive. When Moses learns that they left some live, he angrily says: "Have you saved all the women alive? Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." So they went back and did as Moses (and presumably God) instructed, killing everyone except for the virgins. In this way they got 32,000 virgins -- Wow! (Even God gets some of the booty -- including the virgins.) Numbers 31:1-54 Etc, etc, etc, ......

115116117
Demeter (Ceres)
Persephone (Proserpina)

Why did the Greeks create the myth of Demeter and Persephone?

To explain the seasons.

108109110
Demeter (Ceres)

Where is Demeter's home?

Like the other major gods, she resides on Mount Olympus.

103104105
Demeter (Ceres)

Was Demeter a beautiful goddess?

The Greek gods could control how pretty they looked so Demeter was a pretty goddess but not as pretty as most of the other goddesses.

103104105
Demeter (Ceres)

Who is Demeter's family?

Cronos and Rhea are her parents. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, and Hestia are her siblings. Persephone is Demeter and Zeus's daughter. Demeter bore two children by Poseidon (a daughter and a horse). She also had mortal love intrests named Iasion, Karmanor, and Mekon (she turned Mekon into a poppy flower). the rest of the Olympian gods are also her family such as neices, nephews etc.

99100101
Religion & Spirituality
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Egyptian Mythology
Demeter (Ceres)

What is God?

GOD is a being we cannot see; yet GOD made all of us! GOD knows what each of us is doing and thinking! GOD has always been! GOD is LOVE!

Those that do not believe in GOD, cannot feel any LOVE either!

161718
Demeter (Ceres)

What other god that influences Demeter to do her job?

In a way, her daughter, Persephone does. She is the goddess of spring and her absence (caused by a marriage to the god death, Hades) influences how Demeter changes the seasons. Zeus also acts a bit like her boss.

919293
Demeter (Ceres)

What are Demeter personality and character traits?

Demeter is one of the ¨main¨godeses. She was born from the titan Kronos. She is the goddess of agriculture and fertility. She is not as liberal as Artemis and she keeps to herself,she is very reserved. She has a very motherly nature. Her parallel roman god is Cerces. Ttats were we get the name of the food, cereal

818283
Demeter (Ceres)

Where did Demeter reign?

Mount Olympus, with the other major gods.

798081
Demeter (Ceres)

Why was Demeter's daughter stolen from her?

Demeter's daughter, Persephone, was taken from Hades because even he thought she was so beautiful that he kidnapped her to be co-ruler of the underworld. But Demeter loved her daughter so much, but Persephone knew that if you eat any food from the underworld, you must stay there, so she accidentally ate 6 pomegranate seeds. Because of that she had to return to Hades for 6 months, which in some legends is Fall and Winter. Demeter didn't care for the crops when Persephone was gone, because she was too sad. So that is a myth why Fall and Winter don't bring crops as well as Spring and Summer.

777879
Demeter (Ceres)
Persephone (Proserpina)

What did Demeter teach mortal men how to do?

To grow grain and corn and make bread: agriculture.

757677
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Hades (Pluto)
Demeter (Ceres)

What did Zeus decide when hades went to Olympus to solve problem with Demeter?

Zeus decides that he helps his brother

737475
Books and Literature
Literature and Language
Mythology
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Demeter (Ceres)

How does the Greek Goddess Demeter influence modern day life?

I need the same question answered -___-

717273
Demeter (Ceres)

Where is the goddess Demeter from?

She was born from the titans Kronos and Rhea

697071
Books and Literature
Theater Musicals
Demeter (Ceres)

Where can you find a Demeter cat costume from cats the musical?

If you google search it or click on this link to get one...

http://www.amazon.com/Adult-Cats-Musical-Costume-Wig/dp/B002IU5HJO

Hope I helped! :}

697071
Relationships
Sexism
Demeter (Ceres)

Why are women generally insecure about a man's past?

Not all women are. If someone is insecure about another person's past, it's that they feel that they'll never be as good-emotionally, sexually--and that they will disappoint the other person, or that the other person will wish that they were back with the ex. Sometimes they are insecure about their physical appearance in respect to the ex's looks. Not all women are insecure about a man's past and it would depend on the past. If it's just the women he has had relationships with, then SHE is the one who is insecure because she's not happy with herself or confident as she should be. Not all women are like that. Because she is scared the past will repeat in the future.

697071

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.