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Ceres is the Roman Goddess of grain, and Her name means "wheat" or "grain." It is still heard in our word cereal. It comes from the root creare, "creation," and refers to Her ability to produce. She is an ancient Italian Goddess of the harvest, and Her worship in Rome is very old. During Her festival called the Cerealia, a priestess in white offered first fruits to Her. It was held in April to commemorate the founding of Her temple on the Aventine Hill.

She was equated early on with the Greek Demeter. Ceres forms a triad with Her son Liber and daughter Libera, both Deities of the vine.

Ceres represents the harvest-time and fruitfulness. When She shows up in a reading, it indicates that it is now a time of completing projects and celebration.

I've done two other versions of this Goddess, one in colored pencil as the Goddess by Request for August 2016 over on my Patreon, and another little one in pen and ink with watercolor; She wears the corona spicea, or wheat crown, in both.



This design is available on prints through deviantArt and on greeting cards at Zazzle.

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