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n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of the harvest, daughter of Rhea and Cronus and mother of Persephone.

[Greek Dēmētēr; see māter- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of agricultural fertility and protector of marriage and women. Roman counterpart: Ceres
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(dɪˈmi tər)

the ancient Greek goddess of agriculture, identified by the Romans with Ceres.
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Second, one dating to thirty or forty years earlier, and found in the sanctuary of Demeter Thesmophoros:
In certain cases what they wear is regulated and ornate garments are prohibited, as in the cult of Demeter Thesmophoros in fifth-century Arkadia(26) or that of Demeter in third-century Patras (where they are also prohibited from wearing make-up or playing the aulos).(27) At Lykosoura in the third century