Demeter By: Myndi Muncy
Demeter was goddess of agriculture, sister of Zeus and mother of Persephone.
When Persephone was abducted to the Underworld by its ruler Hades, Demeter was heartbroken. She wandered the length and breadth of the earth in search of her daughter, during which time the crops withered and it became perpetual winter.
The imperious king of the gods Zeus had dared to give Demeter's daughter Persephone away without asking! Imagine Demeter's outrage at this revelation. When Helios insinuated that Hades, the king of the Underworld, was a good match, it added insult to injury.
Demeter's loves have been Zeus, Poseidon, Iasion and Karmanor • She was never officially married though. • Her only child was Persephone. • Zeus was the father
Q., and A. • 1. Where did she come from? • She was born from Rhea. • 2. What was she the goddess of? • She was the goddess of agriculture. • 3. Who where her kids? • Persephone was her only child. • 4. Where did she live? • Olympus, main temple at Eleusis • 5. What impact did she have? • When her daughter was given away without her permission she was sad and angry, as a result the vegetation stopped growing, or died.