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The goddess of harvest, fertility and agriculture.
—Homer

Demeter is a character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. She débuts, with her appearance in around 700 B.C. and usually ends at around the 9th Century.

Demeter is the greek Goddess of the harvest, fertility and agriculture. She would also be the oldest Olympian if that Hestia backed down from the Olympian council in Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

Demeter is a deity, the daughter of Cronus and the older sister of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon and Hera, younger sister of Hestia. When Cronus dethroned Uranus (or Ouranos), he told him a prophecy that one day, one of his children will do the same and dethrone him, so Cronus ate each of his children, including the goddess of the harvest, Demeter. Demeter also helped Zeus and the other Olympian gods defeat the titans in the titanomachy. Once the titans were destroyed, Mount Olympus was made and Zeus raped Demeter, and she later bore Persephone. Hades went to great lengths to be married to the goddess of spring, Persephone. He saw this beautiful woman and told his grandmother Gaia to show her a flower, the most beautiful flower, Persephone dazzled by the flower's beauty got too distracted, then Hades coming up from the Underworld in a beautiful, rich golden chariot and forced her into it by grabbing her arm and then getting her fully and heading back down to the underworld with him. Hecate, who lived in the underworld heard the poor goddesses' cry but could not know what had happened. Demeter, devastated over her daughter's disappearance, went searching for her, out of nowhere, Hecate appeared and said she heard Persephone's cries but could not see what had happened. She then suggested going to Helios, the sun [god], who immediately spoke out that Hades kidnapped her. Hades was going to let Persephone go, but before she left the Underworld, he gave her a pomegranate to eat. Persephone, not knowing what the fruit of the Underworld does, ate it. Not knowing, it keeps you trapped in the Underworld for eternity. So Demeter knew a deal needed to be struck. She told Hades and begged him to let out her daughter. Hades refused, then Demeter requested that Persephone stay the first half of the year up with her mother and the other half, in the Underworld with Hades. Hades accepted the offer. After a while, Hades asked Zeus, for his hand in marriage to Persephone, who agreed without a thought.

FamilyEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Chaos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaia
 
Ouranos
 
Pontus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhea
 
Cronus
 
Oceanus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hestia
 
Demeter
 
Hera
 
Hades
 
Poseidon
 
Zeus
 
 
 
Alcmene
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ares
 
Hephaestus
 
Hebe
 
 
 
Hercules
 
 
 
 

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Sorry for the closeness of the 6 names of the children

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  • Demeter had many lovers/consorts, they are: Ixion, Zeus, Oceanus, Karmanor, Poseidon and Tripolemus.
    • Meaning that she was not one of the virgin goddesses.

AppearancesEdit