Demeter is rather the fruitful soil regarded as a person than the elder Titanic formless earth personified as Ga.
The Eleusinian temples had been erected in honour of the goddess Demeter.
The main one is the making of the ivory shoulder of Pelops after Demeter has eaten the shoulder of flesh.
Our old nurse said it was only Demeter, the goddess, who could do that.
Demeter, discovering the truth after a long search, left Heaven in anger, and took up her abode on earth.
Demeter transformed Ascalaphus into an owl for revealing the secret.
Ceremonies at Eleusis, in honour of Demeter, observed with great secrecy.
No comfort did the words of the Sun God bring to the longing soul of Demeter.
In the agrarian legends of Iasion and Erysichthon, Demeter also plays an important part.
Then, in truth, it was too late for Demeter to save her child.
goddess of agriculture, mother of Persephone, from Greek Demeter; the second element generally given as mater (see mother); the first element possibly from da, Doric form of Greek ge "earth" (see Gaia), but Liddell & Scott find this "improbable." The Latin masc. proper name Demetrius means "son of Demeter."
The Greek and Roman goddess of grain, agriculture, and the harvest. The story of Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, explains the cycle of the seasons. When Persephone was carried off to the underworld by Hades, Demeter was so forlorn that she did not tend the crops, and the first winter came to the Earth. Eventually Zeus allowed Persephone to rejoin her mother for two-thirds of every year, and thus the cycle of the seasons began.