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Created on 2011-12-31 21:37:01 (#1350037), last updated 2015-07-12 (114 weeks ago)

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Name:Δημήτηρ Demeter
Birthdate:Feb 3
Demeter is Goddess of agriculture and fertility and mother of Kore-Persephone. In the Winter, she mourns her child and wears black and is an older woman in black and silver. As the seasons turn and her daughter returns she is young again and blonde and beautiful.

She is one of the most human of the Olympic gods who has forsaken Olympus to live in the world, gifting those who welcome her when she walks in mourning during the Winter months. Her rites are those of women and fertility and she is soft and sensual, a mother and woman before all else.

In Winter, Dame Judi Dench for be the face of a mother mourning and waiting hopefully for the return of her Kore while in Summer she is Kate Winslet, blossoming and sensual as Spring and fertility return to the Earth. She is one of the more powerful and older gods of Olympus, but her power is rarely shown except in perhaps helping a stubborn field grow for a friend.

Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 40 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th or 6th B.C.) :
"[Demeter mourning the loss of her daughter Persephone :] She rent the covering upon her divine hair with her dear hands : her dark cloak she cast down from both her shoulders . . . queenly Deo wandered over the earth with flaming torches in her hands."

Demeter is from Greco-Roman myth and I simply borrow her for roleplaying purposes in [community profile] milliways_bar. On livejournal, she can be found at [personal profile] wheatencrown. The player behind Demeter can be found at [personal profile] ceitfianna.
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