Demeter was the excellent Olympian goddess of farming, materials, and breads, the prime sustenance of humanity. She also presided over the foremost of the Mystery Cults which guaranteed its intiates the path to a blessed afterlife. Demeter was depicted as a older woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and and a flashlight.
Some of the more famous myths featuring the goddess include :
- The abduction of her daughter Persephone by Hades, and the great dearth she brought down upon the earth;
- The nursing of Demophoon, the young son of King Keleus of Eleusis;
- The journeys of Triptolemos, a hero directed by the goddess to teach mankind in farming;
- Her assault by Poseidon who forcefully coupled with her in the form of a horse;
- The consequence of Erysikhthon who was cursed with an unquenchable starvation by the goddess for cutting down her holy grove.
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