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Demeter

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Demeter, Zeus' sister, provided a very important service indeed. She was the goddess of fertility, harvest and grain. Many farmers prayed to her and gave her offerings, as their crops were seen as very closely tied to her moods. To go with her farmer motif, her symbols are a torch and corn.

  1. 1. Who was the goddess of the harvest?
    1. a. Zeus
    2. b. Athena
    3. c. Demeter
  2. 2. Who prayed to Demeter?
    1. a. Farmers
    2. b. Priests
    3. c. Fishermen
  3. 3. What was one of Demeter's symbols?
    1. a. Plants
    2. b. Corn
    3. c. Flowers