Demeter in Greek Mythology
Demeter was the goddess of grain (agriculture) and fertility. His symbols are sceptre, torch, corn (grain) . As the Greeks, like most ancient cultures, relied upon agriculture for their sustenance Demeter played a vital role in ancient Greek society. As the patron deity of agriculture, Demeter was appropriately worshipped with festivals like the Thesmophoria and other honours. In a Homeric Hymn to Demeter the story of the goddess and the loss of her daughter Persephone is told. The Hymn to Demeter is a myth about the abduction of Persephone and the consequent anger of Demeter.