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    Demeter Essay

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    Demeter Name of Deity: My deity’s is Demeter, but she is also known by her several cults as Sito, which means “she of the grain,” Thesmophoros, which means “law bringer,” and was given the name Ceres in her Roman counterpart. The Name Thesmophoria is also for her festival for women that come from her name of Thesmophoros. Location of Origin: Demeter was worshiped all throughout the Aegean civilization of Greece, but mostly in Crete and the mainland (Cartwright). The temple of Demeter in Sangri

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    Aphrodite and Demeter

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    Aphrodite and Demeter Every culture has some form of higher being, to be a model for their behaviour, as well as to look up to. In Greek times, these were the gods and goddesses who made their home on Mount Olympus. Women identified with the goddesses because they shared some feminine attributes. Goddesses were a “symbol of motherhood and fertility, but also of strength, wisdom, caring, nuturing, temperance, chastity, cunning, trickery, jealousy, and lasciviousness” (Clarke, 1999). However,

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    The Mourning of Demeter and Ceres

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    have slightly different outcomes. The key characters, Demeter (Ceres), Zeus (Jove), Persephone (Prosperine), and Hades (Pluto) are in both versions of the myth. Other characters that interact with the key characters such as Aphrodite (Venus) and Eros (Cupid) are only in one version of the myth. In both versions of the myth, Persephone is taken by Hades for different reasons and she is returned to Demeter for only parts of the year. Demeter is told who kidnapped her daughter by different people in

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    Demeter Research Paper

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    Demeter Bibliography: Demeter is a goddess of agriculture and harvest. She is also associated with controlling the seasons (meaning she can control which seasons the crops will grow). Demeter’s parents are the Titan gods Kronos and Rhea. In fact Demeter is the sister of the gods and goddesses Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, and Hestia. What Demeter is mostly well known for is for her control over all agriculture throughout the seasons and her love for her daughter. She is the mother of Persephone, Despoina

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    two parts of her name “de” and “meter” are Greek for the words “earth” and “mother” respectively, so her name literally means “Earth Mother” (Webster). This title which Demeter holds is appropriate, given her area of rule. In Roman mythology, Demeter goes by the name of Ceres (Daly 39). In Greek mythology, the Greeks portray Demeter as the goddess of grain and agriculture (Webster). She presides over the harvest of crops and cares for the earth’s fertility and agriculture (Daly 39). Because of this

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    unique insights from different authors. The Hymn to Demeter and Ovid's Metamorphosis provide and insight to Demeter's love for her daughter, Persephone, and explores its affect on the surrounding environments. The theme of separation and isolation is present in both of these myths, however, in Ovid's Metamorphosis, he symbolizes the environment in important events, has characters playing different roles, and empowers female deities. In the Hymn to Demeter, the rape of Persephone starts with her picking

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    Compare or contrast two major female fertility deities as to character, activities and role in the myth. In the myths of the ancient world, a great deal of importance is placed on the rhythmical cycle of birth, maturity, death and rebirth. Ancient agrarian people observed the world around them, and from this observation they realized that their lives as well as every other living thing on this planet was a part of an intricate continuing cycle. Everything withered and died, but not before reproducing

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    world, different cultures have similar and dissimilar views concerning a variety of topics. Of the most widely discussed topics, life and death are by far two of the most important and influential for any culture. The ancient Greek Homeric Hymn to Demeter and the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh are perfect examples of cultures views on life and the afterlife. In this paper, I will attempt to demonstrate the views of both cultures on life and death, as well prove how these views influenced the daily lives

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    Demeter is the goddess of agriculture and she played a major role in Greek mythology. She contributed to various aspects of the Greek’s lives, the most significant being farming and the changing of the seasons. The major gods in Greek mythology are Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, and they all are immortal gods. Most of the gods, both major and minor, live on Mount Olympus. The main myth about Demeter was the story of the kidnapping of her daughter, Persephone. Persephone was kidnapped by the God of the

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    reason is to regain honors they have lost. To demonstrate this I will first discuss the journeys of Hades in the Homeric hymn "To Demeter" comparing it to the journey of Hermes in "To Hermes". I fell that both of these companion journeys were attempts by these Gods to win honors they did not already have. Next I will look at the companion journeys of Demeter and Apollo. I think that both of these Gods journeyed to regain honors they'd previously had, but lost. Lastly I will conclude by

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