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Demeter

(pronounced Dee-MEE-Ter)
The Gift-Giver, Lovely-Haired Demeter, Demeter of the Splendid Fruit
Pantheon
Olympian
Quick Descriptions:
Demeter appears as a motherly woman dressed in lush green robes (robe color is determined by the season).
Infront of the large field is a large columned temple made of white stone. The tall entrance is flanked by the statues of large rearing horses. Upon entering, two large braziers stand by the doors. Tall windows line the walls, with stone benches and potted plants. Against the far wall is a large statue of Demeter and a white altar.
The priest is barefoot and wearing a simple green, belted tunic. He is fit and his skin is tanned, as if he spends his days working in the field.
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Demeter
Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, presiding over grains and the fertility of the earth. She also presided over the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. Her cult titles include Sito, "she of the Grain", as the giver of food or grain, and Thesmophoros, "Law-Bringer", as a mark of the civilized existence of agricultural society. Her Roman name was Ceres. Demeter is also the central figure in a mystery cult called the Eleusinian Mysteries (after their origin in the city of Eleusis).

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Clerics devoted to Demeter are always members of the Eleusinian Mysteries. They preside at agricultural festivals, bless plantings and harvests, and lead new initiates into the Mysteries. Few are active in adventuring.

Vestments

Priests wear green, gold, or brown tunics.

Temples

Demeter's temples are widespread, and they range from elaborate structures to simple village shrines.

Dogma

Demeter holds sway over the earth's yearly cycle of growth and decay. Farmers in particular revere her, offering special prayers and sacrifices to her at planting, throughout the growing season, and at harvest time. Demeter urges her followers to treat the earth with care and respect, and she dictates agricultural procedures to ensure the continued fertility of the soil, such as rotating crops and leaving fields fallow.

Appearance, Manifestations

She appears as a motherly woman, draped in robes the color of vegetation: lush green in the spring and summer, gold in autumn, and brown or black in winter which is when she mourns for her daughter, Persephone.

Relationships & History

Demeter was a child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. She had five siblings. Three brothers (Zeus, Poseidon and Hades), and two sisters (Hestia and Hera). Persephone, the goddess of the Underworld is her child.
The Symbol of Demeter - Mare's head
Symbol: Mare's head
God Alignment: N
Worshipers Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Domain:
Earth, Plant, Protection
Portfolio:
Agriculture
Worshipers:
Farmers, druids
Plane: Olympus
Weapon: Shortspear or halfspear