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    Once a longtime ago, there lived Demeter, Goddess of harvest. One day, she was in her field harvesting some wheat to give to Zeus as a gift for trying to save her beloved daughter, Persephone, from Hades. As she was harvesting the wheat, she was crying because her daughter, Persephone, had to spend another seven months with Hades. One of her tears happened to fall into the soil and something strange happened; everything was quiet. The leaves on the trees stopped rattling; everything was still. All of a sudden, the ground started to tremble and outgrew an enormous pumpkin about the size of a 100-years-old tree. Demeter was shocked and curious of what was in the pumpkin. The pumpkin cracked in half and in front of Demeter stood a full grown girl about the age of Persephone. The girl had soft golden skin and the most beautiful blue eyes. Her lushes brown hair was put into a side braid that hung over her…

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    Homeric Hymn To Demeter

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    The woman’s role in their community is not as powerfully depicted as the man’s. In the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the abduction of Persephone without Demeter’s consent is similar to practices of arranged marriages. However, in contrast to the perceived norms, Demeter challenges Zeus and demands to wreck havoc on the gods if Persephone is not returned. The unfortunate series of events for Persephone unfolds when she is the most vulnerable. Her mother has no ideas regarding who or what kidnapped…

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    Demeter Research Paper

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    One of the mystery cults in Rome worshiped the Goddess Demeter. Demeter was a fertility Goddess, they also worshipped her daughter Persephone. Demeter embodied the harvest and would give a good harvest. Persephone embodied the spring and the bringing of life after it was killed in winter. They were worshiped by the Eleusinian Mysteries. Followers had to be initiated into the cult. Their beliefs focus on an afterlife and visions to the afterlife. It was important to form a connection with…

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    Comparing the poem “Demeter” to the Poem “Demeter to Persephone” For the Metamorphosis paper I am focusing on the divinity Demeter, also known as Ceres. The love of a mother in different retellings of the Hymn of Demeter and poems about Demeter show how a mother’s love can do great things to get their daughter back. One can say that the poems are similar in ways and that they go along with each other smoothly. The authors of both of these poems have done an outstanding job at making both of…

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    The Goddess Demeter Winter,Summer,Spring,Fall it all happens because of me. I am Demeter, but some call me Mother Nature. I am the Goddess of agriculture. I have six siblings, Hestia,Hera, Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, and Chiron. I am the reason that the crops grow,I am in authority over the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death . There are festivals held in my name, a main one is called Thesmophoria. There are many names that I am called by, Demeter, Sito,…

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    Demeter was the goddess of harvest, grains and the fertility of the earth. She was also known as a goddess of scared law and the cycle of life and death. Her parents were Cronus and Rhea. Her daughter was Persephone but was stolen by the underworld which is known as Hades and his wife. Although she searched and searched for her she never found her. Her anger lead to putting a curse on the Earth. While Demeter grieved from the loss of her daughter the earth became a baron and she forgot all about…

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    Over the centuries Demeter, also known as Ceres, has many myths and stories about her and her family. She also has some beautiful poetry and paintings that modern poets and artists have tried to portray her emotions from her myth across to the reader and viewer. While the myths of Demeter and the poems are about a mother losing her daughter, the Hymn to Demeter and Ceres are focused a little bit on Zeus, Jove, making a deal with his brother to kidnap his daughter and allow him to marry her…

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    The Hymn to Demeter is a song about the kidnapping and eventual induction of Persephone as the wife of Hades. Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, and is portrayed as a young woman of marriageable age. As the wife of Hades, Persephone shares his domain, being given authority and power over all who reside in the underworld (line 364-369). Also, Persephone is able to reprimand those who are immoral or do not satisfy her with offerings and sacrifices (line 364-369). In the hymn,…

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    as the earth or hermaphrodites, came to be. These Gods and Goddesses help teach about nature, humans, and mortal flaws. Out of all the Greek mythological figures, the one that stands out to me the most is The Greek Goddess, Demeter. Demeter 's name means “Earth Mother”. She can also be known as the “triple Goddess”. Demeter is known as the goddess of mother earth, vegetation, agriculture, fertility and grain. In this day she is pictured as an older figure who also has a motherly look to her.…

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    HUM1: Demeter in the Hymn to Demeter is More Closely Resemble to Penelope in The Odyssey than Calypso In The Odyssey, Calypso resembles herself as Demeter, the goddess in Hymn to Demeter. However, Penelope in The Odyssey is more closely resembled to Demeter. Penelope and Demeter share one thing in common. When Demeter and Penelope struggle to fight with authority or pressure for their loved ones, Persephone and Odysseus, Persephone and Odysseus also suffered simultaneously when Demeter and…

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