Ceres was a Roman goddess with the title "Mother of the Harvest." Her Greek name was was Kore, the virgin aspect of Demeter. She ruled over all grains and the words "cereal, kernal, core, corn" comes from her name. Her major early-summer festival was called the Cerealia celebrated on April 19th. Farmers performed rituals to her to safeguard their crops. One of her other titles was "Ceres the Lawgiver" and her priestesses were important in founding the Roman legal system. Her sacred "matronae" ("women of rank") ruled Rome from 600-200 B.C.

Behind the scenesEdit

For more information, see Ceres.

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