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Dêmêtêr (or Demetra) /də'miː.tɚ/ (Greek: Δημήτηρ, "mother-earth" or perhaps "distribution-mother", perhaps from the noun of the Indo-European mother-earth *dheghom *mater) is the Greek goddess of agriculture, the pure nourisher of youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death, and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. She is invoked as the "bringer of seasons" in the Homeric hymn, a subtle sign that she was worshiped long before the Olympians arrived. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter has been dated to sometime around the Seventh Century BC.[1] She and her daughter Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that also predated the Olympian pantheon.

The Roman equivalent is Ceres.

Demeter is easily confused with Gaia or Rhea, and with Cybele. The goddess's epithets reveal the span of her functions in Greek life. Demeter and Kore ("the maiden") are usually invoked as to theo ('"The Two Goddesses"), and they appear in that form in Linear B graffiti at Mycenaean Pylos in pre-classical times. A connection with the goddess-cults of Minoan Crete is quite possible.

According to the Athenian rhetorician Isocrates, the greatest gifts which Demeter gave were cereal (thus the Latin name for Ceres; also known as corn to the British) which made man different from wild animals, and the Mysteries which give man higher hopes in this life and the afterlife

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Anoxica Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
I'm reading a mythology book and I just finished reading about Demeter. I think you captured her "spirit" very well
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hephaistus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
this is really creative
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lunadementare Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
:O OMG this is sooooooooooo preetty!!!!
I LOVE THE BUNNY!!!!
It's kinda' like a painting on canvas, and yet digital in some areas!! This is a great manip!!! :thumbsup:
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SashaGeorge Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
I don't know what it is about this. It just makes me feel like it is the approach of spring and easter is in the air? Very fascinating.
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makarrao Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
gostei dos cabelos... mas parece q o coelho branco está fora da img... tipo... nao tah no estilo do resto! ^^

follow the white rabbit!
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caddman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
...Totaly stunning and wonderful work on all your new pics my friend...:hug:
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Mizra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I understand why she is misinterpreed as Cybele. It's very reminiscent of her, but it is definitely Demeter. I love Greek mythology and this image takes the cake! :heart:
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walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Belíssimo trabalho querida.....
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KittyD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Que lindo! Adoro a pele dela, está tão suave. :clap:
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marcbalbi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Legal essa serie !!
quis fazer uma vez todos mas a preguiça baixou rs... mas faz tempo e nao tinha dA e eu nao tinha modelos ahahah
parabens ! ta lindo !!
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carolcani Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Interface Designer
essa deusa tah com olhar macabro x__X
eu teria medo se esbarrasse com uma dessas por aí XD~~

gostei mt das cores ^^ e das texturinhas \o/
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humanofprey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ueba!! Mais verde :)

Adorei não só o verde, como também a suavidade das cores na modelo. Sem falar também que o cabelo dela tá massa, assim como efeito de pintura a óleo no background :thumbsup:

E adorei o coelhinho também!! Tão cutch-cutch :aww:
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MusaBianca Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Ficou muito lindo e muito bem trabalhado Gisa!!! :clap::clap::clap:
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Sassea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous!!
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websiteblackhood Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
caralho O.o digo dinovo CARALHO ;o mt foda pqp deve ter demora anos pra fazer isso... hehe ta foda d+ meu deus!!! hahahahahaha bjsss :hug:
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EletroChoquE Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
ficou mt bom gisa , o cabelo da mulher ficou bem loko !!!
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Poerti Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Perfect work my dear! :rose:
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crusher500 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006   Photographer
very nice job
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cristianofcintra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Perfeita, fique babando no trabalho feito na modelo e no cabelo, ainda vou aprender a fazer isso.
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LuneBleu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Está tão lindo amiga :D
Adoro o cabelo dela, está maravilhoso!!!

:love:
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selva-amarga Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
está uma linda composição...
acho que o cabelo deveria ser mais trabalhado, mas está lindo, mesmo, seu trabalho!!

:hug:
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Arwenone Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
A stunning image and lovely work :clap:
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Loveit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
:omg:!beautiful,love the colors!
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flaviacabralart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Maravilhoso Gisa :clap:
Amei o back e os tons de verde ;)
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LadyZee1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Stunning image. I love the textures and filters used. Wonderfully done. :heart:
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DWilsonArtCreations Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh its gorgeous hun! what lovely colors and I love the little rabbit! :+fav:
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aninels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the hair..
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webgoddess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Very Very Cool... I love Greco-Roman Mythology. Have you or are you going to do Diana?
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artist2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
wonderfull as always :clap:
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kaiser-br Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Digital Artist
putz ... maravilhoso!
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James-Is-James Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
A goddess! Just like gisaiagami!
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luannavidolim Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Student
Amei os cabelos e as texturas! :clap:
:hug:
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Raftand Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Belissimo!! ^^
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CalamityJade Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
great work, and lovely bunny*__*
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KaryDarkangel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
WOW.. que cabelo magnifico..

adoro quando metes a modelo como se fosse um desenho.. :D fica com um ton diferente.. :D WOW.. acho que ainda nao sei fazer isso.. snif. :(

;)

continua, gosto muito dos teus trabalhos.. :D

jinhos
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soleildenuit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Wonderful composition my friend :clap:
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Lovely work =)
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DaStafiZ Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
wow a great paintwork there my dear :hug:
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venonded Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfeitos tons de verde :worship:
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mmenathalie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Sad story about her daughter...
I like green colors you used. Very well done! :clap:
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anaasel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006   Digital Artist
wonderful work :clap::clap:
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a great piece! Very 19th Century looking and a nice tribute to the Eleusinian Mysteries!
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: I love it! :clap:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!

I love mythology :D
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Flamegfx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
adorei o coelo alí :P
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ajrchua Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
wonderful work :)
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RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006   Digital Artist
oh, sweetie this is just awesome! i love the texture of this, it adds to that oil painting feel to it. you did a wonderful job and glad i'm not the only one who loves to put little stories and facts to go with the image - well done indeed!
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soys Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
fav
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RisingManes Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
El conejito está cute, y da un símbolo de lo que ella protege. Me gusta.
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Ricsnake Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...*___* nossa...q q eh isso hein....amei =D
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