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Greek Goddesses: Demeter by empyreus Greek Goddesses: Demeter by empyreus
In Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the harvest, who presided over grains, the fertility of the earth, and the seasons (personified by the Hours). Her common surnames are Sito as the giver of food or corn/grain and Thesmophoros as a mark of the civilized existence of agricultural society. Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the harvest, she presided also over the sanctity of marriage, the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. She and her daughter Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that predated the Olympian pantheon. In the Linear B Mycenean Greek tablets of circa 1400-1200 BC found at Pylos, the "two mistresses and the king" are identified with Demeter, Persephone and Poseidon. Her Roman equivalent is Ceres.

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Meganlew Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I absolutley love them they are beautiful
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ViolaSerpeverde Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
congratulations, this is definitely my favorite portrait of Demeter!
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Bofosho3465222 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
i love greek mythology but the persephone story is my fav!
when persephone is with her mum it is spring and summer
when she is getting ready to leave it's fall
abd when she leaves to the underworld, Demeter makes winter...
so amazing
this pic kinda looks like the fields of asphodel.... just with out all the dead people.
haha s good!
photoshopped or a real pic?
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empyreus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Photoshop :) I did one of Persephone too [link]
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Bofosho3465222 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Nice. really cool!
keep it up!
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empyreus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Bofosho3465222 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
NO PROB
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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Nephele73 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student Photographer
she looks a lot younger and more like Persephone to me.

Really good!! :D
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Grandfather-Kiba Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely picture, and insightful artist comment. but i always saw Demeter in a green dress, or a dress of vines and such... but that is my view.
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little-stock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Lovely work, thanks for using my stock :)
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empyreus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) I love your stocks, they're all so awesome.
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SuperStar-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Very pretty image.
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empyreus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! and for the :+fav: too! :aww:
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echochina Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Beautiful and thanks for the write up, it was enlightening.
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empyreus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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