Demeter, whom the Romans call Ceres, is the goddess of the Harvest. He is a member of the Olympians, a extra-dimensional race once worshiped as a deity by the people of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. He is the patron of harvest, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. Demeter is one of the Olympians imprisoned by her father, Cronus, in Tartarus in fear of a prophecy that he would be overthrown by one of his children. She was freed from Tartarus by Zeus who took her as his wife and she conceived him a daughter, Persephone.
Hades, the god of the underworld fell in love with her daughter Persephone who was his niece. Having been denied her hand in marriage he kidnapped and her and took her to the underworld to be his queen. However during the time Persephone spent in the underworld, Demeter turned her back on the harvest due to her depression of her missing daughter. Zeus saw that the earth was falling into chaos due to the mortals having no food. He sent Hermes to the Underworld ordering Hades to release Persephone so that Demeter could harvest the Earth.
Having no authority over his brother Zeus, he decided to let Persephone go. However Hades tricked Persephone to eat twelve seeds from a fruit that way she would not be hungry during her travel back to her mother. Persephone ate six seeds and left for her mother. When she arrived her mother was thrilled to see her. Persephone told her mother of her time spent with Hades including the seeds. Her mother realized what Hades had done. The seeds represented the twelve months of a year. Since Persephone had only eaten six she would have to spend six months with her mother but also six months with Hades. During the six months with Hades, Demeter would not harvest the earth. But during the times she spent with her mother, the earth would harvest again. This is where we get the four seasons. Therefore Persephone became as the Goddess of Springtime.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Superhuman Strength: Olympian strength level is many times that of most super-beings, the exact limits of which have never been measured. It is generally accepted they are sufficiently strong enough to lift 100 tons with minimal effort.
- Superhuman Speed: Olympians are capable of moving faster the the finest human athlete.
- Energy Manipulation: Olympians has the power to control and project multiple types of energy.
- Metamorphosis: Olympians can alter their physical form (presumably) into any shape that they can choose.
- Immortality: Olympians are immortal and will never truly die. Olympians do not age the way a normal human does.
- Invulnerability: Olympians are cannot be physically harmed by conventional means.
- Power Distribution: Olympians are can bestow a portion of their power unto others.
- Self-Sustenance: Olympians dor not require water or nourishment.
- Superhuman Stamina: Olympians are can operate for prolonged periods of time without tiring. They do not require sleep.
- Magical Manipulation: Olympians have the power to manipulate vast amounts of magic energy to nearly any effect they desires.
- Class 100+ ; It is generally accepted Olympians are sufficiently strong enough to lift 100 tons with minimal effort.
- Mortal Faith: Olympian vitality is dependent upon humanity's faith in the gods (though this has not always been consistent). When humanity's belief in the gods wanes, the gods lose a portion of their power. As such, their ability to influence the course of human events decreases.
- The general public is unaware of Demeter except as a mythological character.
- 21 Appearances of Demeter (New Earth)
- 4 Images featuring Demeter (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Demeter (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Demeter (New Earth)
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