Also known as Ceres, Demeter is the archetypal nurturing mother. She is the mother of Persephone and during the time her daughter was kept by Hades in the Underworld her grief caused the crops to wither. She is shown here in my re-drawing of a well-known Greek bas relief holding wheat and poppies, symbols of nurturance and of the Underworld, respectively. The snakes show her association with the earth and with seasonal change and growth cycles.
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