Examples from the Web for demeter
He thought of her look that evening, that dark questioning look which she had sent over to Demeter Stanzides.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
Poor, fair Proserpina, with no kind mother Demeter to help her.When Knighthood Was in Flower|Charles Major
Demeter is the mother and giver of food—e didousa meter tes edodes.Cratylus|Plato
They offer to him a cup, like the beverage prepared for Demeter, in the Hymn, by Iambê.The Homeric Hymns|Andrew Lang
In the agrarian legends of Iasion and Erysichthon, Demeter also plays an important part.
British Dictionary definitions for demeter
Word Origin and History for demeter
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."
Culture definitions for demeter
[Roman name Ceres]
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.