Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Goddess Demeter

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Demeter is the goddess of the earth, of agriculture, and of fertility in general. Sacred to her are livestock and agricultural products, poppy, narcissus and the crane. It is Demeter that makes the crops grow each year. The first loaf of bread from the harvest is sacrificed to her.She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. However, she has the daughter named Persephone.

But her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades to be his wife in the underworld. In return, Demeter became sad and also gained anger at Persephone's loss. Demeter laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, the land became desolate. Zeus became alarmed and sought Persephone's return.

But because she had eaten the pomegranate seeds while in the underworld Hades had a claim on her. Therefore, it was decreed that Persephone would spend four months each year in the underworld. 

During these months Demeter grieves her daughters absence, and withdraws her gifts from the world, creating winter. Her return brought the spring.

I chose Demeter as my Goddess, because we have the same personality. I changed my mood according to the person who are with me or not with me. Like my auntie who went to Hongkong because of work, the clouds became thick and the sky darkened because of the sadness I feel and I started to cry because of that. But when I'm happy, I am like the sun who shines throughout the day.

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