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Demeter (Ceres) Sightings

  • The Metamorphoses 2

    In Book 5, Ovid puts a Roman spin on the Greek myth of Persephone's abduction. Demeter's a main player, of course. You know the story already, but don't get confused by the names. Greeks and Romans did it a little differently, but the story's the same.

  • The Tempest 1610 - 1611

    The character of Ceres shows up looking for her lost daughter in a play within a play in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Leave it to Shakespeare to get all meta.

  • "Demeter and Persephone" 1889

    This poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson makes us forget that Demeter and Persephone are goddesses. We feel their pain like we would for any human. Now that's poetry.

  • Avengers #50 - Marvel Comics 1968

    The goddess of grain shows up to lend a hand to Marvel's ultimate team of superheroes. There's nothing a good farming technique can't handle.

  • "Demeter" 1999

    Carol Ann Duffy's short poem gives the story of Demeter and Persephone a more positive spin than we're used to. She puts aside the nastiness of separation and recounts the moment in which Demeter sees her daughter returning from the Underworld; as you can imagine, the goddess of agriculture is happy as can be.

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series 2005 - 2009

    Demeter is mentioned in places throughout this series by Rick Riordan, but she only puts in an appearance in two books: The Titan's Curse and The Last Olympian.

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 2010

    The goddess of agriculture makes a cameo in the Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief movie (keep an eye out for her when Percy gives the Master Bolt to Zeus).

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