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  1. 1. DEMETER By Jaden
  2. 2. What does Demeters Name Mean?• Demeter’s name means, barley mother or mother-earth.• Greek Name: Demeter• Roman Name: Ceres• Greek Name: Δημητηρ
  3. 3. • Name: Demeter• God or (Goddess).• Occupation: Goddess of Agriculture.• Enemies: Ascalaphus, Pluto, Typhon• Relatives: Cronus (Father),• Rea (Mother),• Tethys, Themis, Phoebe, Mnemosyne, Dione (Aunts)• Oceanus, Japet, Hyperion, Coeus, Crius, Ophion (Uncles)• Zues, Neptune, Pluto (Brothers)• Vesta, Hera, (Sisters)• Chiron half Brother) Plute (half Sister)• Persephone, Despoena (Daughters)• Arion, plutus, Pilomelas (Sons) Hercules, Apollo, Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus (Nephews)Artemis, Athena, Venus, Eileithyia, Hebe, Helen, Discord (Nieces)Helios Eos, Selene, Leto, Asteria, Pallas, Perses, Astraeus, Metis,Calypso, Prometheus, Eprimetheus, Menoetius (Cousins)
  4. 4. What did Demeter look like?• Demeter wears a crown with pieces of wheat on it with a torch. She wears a white top with a white skirt.
  5. 5. Demeter• Demeter is the Goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Demeter is the one that makes the crops grow each year. The first loaf of bread from the harvest is given to her. Demeter is the goddess of the earth, agriculture, and of fertility in general. Very special to her are livestock and agricultural products, the poppy, narcissus and the crane.
  6. 6. Why is Demeter Famous?• Demeter is famous because she was the goddess that was in charge of agriculture, she is also famous because her daughter, Persephone, went into the underworld with Hades.
  7. 7. A famous Story about Demeter.• Demeter was the Greek goddess of grain, the harvest, and possibly the grape and hence wine. Hades, god of the underworld, abducted her daughter Persephone. Demeter asked Zeus, a brother of Hades, to return Persephone. When Zeus refused, Demeter withheld the harvest from man until Zeus relented. He agreed to allow Persephone’s return if she had not eaten while with Hades. However, since Persephone had eaten 6 pomegranate seeds in the underworld, Zeus determined that she would spend 6 months with her mother and 6 months with Hades. This is the mythic origin of the six months of spring and summer when Persephone walks the earth with her mother and the 6 months of fall and winter when Persephone must return to the underworld. The pomegranate is still for many a potent symbol of death and renewal. The Elysian Mysteries were public celebrations of the myth of Demeter and Persephone.
  8. 8. What do these stories teach us about the meaning of life?• They teach us about meaning of life, because when Demeter starved everyone to get her daughter back, the bad people should have realized it hurts and they shouldnt take the life from others.
  9. 9. What makes a great story?• A great story is a story that has character emotional feelings, and something to talk about, like Demeter was sad that her daughter was taken to the underworld.
  10. 10. What do these storys teach us about human nature?• They teach us that we arent the only ones who can make up stories, also that there is more than us alive out there.
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