Origin of DemeterClassical Greek D?m?t?r from Gr(Doric) Damat?r from da- (? name for the earth) + mat?r, mother
The goddess of the harvest, daughter of Rhea and Cronus and mother of Persephone.
Origin of DemeterGreek Dēmētēr ; see māter- in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: Démétér
From Ancient Greek Δημήτηρ (Dēmētēr), from γῆ (gē) + μήτηρ (mētēr).
- But when Greek deities were introduced into Rome on the advice of the Sibylline books (in 495 B.C., on the occasion of a severe drought), Demeter, the Greek goddess of seed and harvest, whose worship was already common in Sicily and Lower Italy, usurped the place of Ceres in Rome, or rather, to Ceres were added the religious rites which the Greeks paid to Demeter, and the mythological incidents which originated with her.
- Of the river Selinus, lie the ruins of a temple of Demeter, with a propylon leading to the sacred enclosure: the temple itself has a cella with a narrow door and without columns.
- DEMETER, in Greek mythology, daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus, goddess of agriculture and civilized life.
- Wandering over the earth in search of her daughter, Demeter learns from Helios the truth about her disappearance.
- Demeter then returns to Olympus, but before her final departure from earth, in token of her gratitude, she instructs the rulers of Eleusis in the art of agriculture and in the solemnities and rites whereby she desires in future to be honoured.