Winds of Olympus

Demeter - Goddess of the Harvest  
Roman Name - Ceres



Powers:   harvest, fertility

Symbols: sheaf of wheat, torch, basket, crown of wheat, fruit, grain,

                 pig, snake, vegetables, poppy
Parents:   Cronus and Rhea
Siblings:   Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, Hades
Spouse:   none
Flings:     Poseidon, Zeus, Arion, Ploutus
Children: Persephone
Appearance: Demeter always appears carrying a sheaf (stalk) of wheat.
Throne: Demeter's throne is made of bright green malachite. It is ornamented with ears of barley in gold.

               It also has little golden pigs on it for luck.
Friends: Philomelos, King Celeus, Triptolemus, Demophon
Enemies: Hades, Metanira, Erysichthon

  • Demeter was one of the most worshiped deities in ancient Greece.
  • Demeter lost her daughter, Persephone, when Hades kidnapped her. While she searched for her daughter, all the crops and plants died. She demanded Hades return her daughter. Zeus said she must be returned provided that she hadn't eaten anything. Unfortunately, she had eaten three pomegranate seeds. Zeus decided she could return for most of the year to her mother, but she must return to Hades for three months every year - one for each seed she ate.
  • ​She is responsible for the seasons because of the kidnapping of her daughter, Persephone, by Hades.
  • She is also responsible for the well-being of crops and farms.