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Lecture 13 ('09)

Lecture 13 09

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Unformatted text preview: Demeter (Ceres) Demeter Demeter (Ceres) Demeter Goddess of grain and agriculture Daughter of Cronus and Rhea Meaning of Greek name is Meaning uncertain uncertain – Last 2 syllables certainly mean Last ‘mother’ ‘mother’ Roman name is from a root Roman meaning ‘to make’ / ‘grow’ (cf. cereal) cereal) Appearance: matronly; often Appearance: depicted with her daughter Persephone (aka Kore) and sometimes with Triptolemus, king of Eleusis, to whom she is said to have taught the ways of agriculture have Homeric Hy...
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