Saturday, September 12, 2009

Praise Demeter

Praise Demeter Cover
Demeter, or Ceres (Roman Cognate), is the Goddess of Agriculture and harvest. She is also known as the bringer of seasons and together with her daughter Persephone, is a central figure of the Eleusinian Mysteries. She is also associated with presiding over grains, the fertility of the earth, law and order, afterlife and constellations. Demeter is one of the 5 children that Cronus swallowed in his attempt to protect himself from being overthrown by one of his children, but with their mother, and Cronus' sister and wife, Rhea, protecting Zeus, Cronus was eventually forced to spit his children back out and he was eventually overthrown by Zeus and Cronus's five other children, Hera, Hestia, Hades, Poseidon and Demeter. Demeter had a 9 children from different fathers. Persephone and Zargreus are children of Zeus. Desponia and Arion are from Poseidon. Plutus and Philomelus are sons of the mortal Iason. Eubuleus and Khyrsothemis are children of Karmanor while Amphiteus is the son of Tripolemus.

Praise Demeter full of life
I am with thee
Honored and humbled
By life's seasons

Sacred is the fruit
Of thy womb

Holy Demeter
Mother of Life
Guide our paths
Now and through strife
into peace

by Abby Willowroot

Books in PDF format to read:

Georg Lomer - Seven Hermetic Letters
Aleister Crowley - Alice An Adultery
Dion Fortune - Psychic Self Defense

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