Demeter- Greek Goddess of Agriculture
Bust of Demeter ( Demetra)
Ancient Greek goddess of grain and agriculture, one of the original Twelve Olympians.
Her grief over her daughter Persephone – who has to spend one-third of the year with her husband Hades in the Underworld – is the reason why there is winter; her joy when she gets her back coincides with the fertile spring and summer months. Demeter and Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous secret religious festival in Ancient Greece.
A Roman copy of Greek sculpture from the 4th or 5th century BCE,Palazzo Altemps in Rome, Italy.