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Transcript of Demeter presentation
Child of Cronus and Rhea
Swallowed by Cronus, saved by Zeus
Her siblings were Zeus, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Hera
Daughter is Persephone
Demeter's symbols are wheat, a cornucopia, and bread
Demeter is usually portrayed with rich brown or red hair
As Demeter is able to change forms, Demeter may look different many times, but she is usually seen as young beautiful woman.
Usually has some type of nature like objects in her hair or clothing
Powers/Duties of god
Could give humans immortality using fire from her immortal breath
Able to control the seasons
Controlled the growth of plants and vegetation, so when she felt wrathful she would set out a famine but when happy she would grow a surplus
Able to change her appearance
Able to transform people
Tried to make a mortal baby immortal once
Demeter's chariot was drawn by a pair of winged dragons
The penny royal (a type of mint) and the poppy are two of her sacred plants
by Avery and Yoseif B.
Hades falls in love with Persephone, so with the help of Zeus, Hades was able to kidnap her. Persephone screamed for help, but her mother Demeter could not hear her. When Persephone was gone, Demeter searched the earth for her, but could not find her. Persephone wanted her mother more than anything.
Demeter became enraged and demanded Zeus and all immortals to look for her child. Then she discovered what Zeus and Hades had done. To make Demeter happy, Zeus told Hermes to retrieve Persephone from the underworld. Before leaving, Persephone ate a pomegranate seed that Hades gave to her.
Has a very strong love for her daughter, to the point where without Persephone she becomes angry and depressed
Is usually peace loving and kind to man
Usually forgiving and known as the mother or live giver
Without realizing the consequences, Persephone ate the seed. By eating the seed, she made a promise to return to the underworld for a large part of each year (it is stated one-third of the year in some sources and one-half of the year in other sources). When Persephone is gone, Demeter becomes depressed and everything dies, thus creating winter. When Persephone is back on earth, Demeter is happy and lets everything grown and bloom, creating spring and summer.