Share this entry

Share this page

Demeter

Syllabification: De·me·ter
Pronunciation: /diˈmētər
 
/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Demeter in English:

The goddess of cereal grains, daughter of Cronus and Rhea and mother of Persephone. She is associated with Cybele; her symbol is typically an ear of wheat. The Eleusinian mysteries were held in honor of her. Roman equivalent Ceres. See also Persephone.

Definition of Demeter in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day vigesimal
Pronunciation: ˌvīˈjesəm(ə)l
adjective
relating to or based on the number twenty