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Demeter (Ceres) is the goddess of agriculture, grain, and the harvest. Not to be dramatic, but we basically have her to thank for our survival on planet Earth. She taught the art of agriculture to Triptolemus, who then spread this knowledge to the rest of mankind. Since agriculture is kind of necessary for existence, we owe her big time. The most famous myth involving Demeter describes the abduction of her daughter, Persephone, by Hades, the Lord of the Dead. (Don't worry, Shmoop's got you covered for the full scoop on that story). From this myth, we actually get an explanation for the changing of the seasons. So if you live somewhere snowy, you have Demeter to thank... or to blame... your call.
Ceres, Mother Corn, Mama D, Aganippe
Goddess of Agriculture, Grain, and the Harvest
I'm the teacher, not the student. You're welcome, Triptolemus. And mankind.
The Green Party
Cronus (father), Rhea (mother)
With Zeus: My lovely Persephone
Hades (the world's worst son-in-law)
I've had enough romance. Now my focus is on my daughter.
"Measure the corn of others by your own bushel."
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy (originally by Sting, but Eva is just glorious)