Demeter: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-mē'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. the ancient Greek chthonian goddess of agriculture and the protector of marriage and the social order, identified by the Romans with Ceres. She presided over the Eleusinian mysteries.
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