Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ceres, the Roman goddess of seedtime and harvest, afterwards amalgamated with the Greek goddess Demeter, and credited with all the virtues and properties of the latter goddess. The story of Demeter's loss of her daughter, who was abducted by Pluto as she was picking flowers in the meadows of Enna in Sicily, and how the sorrowing mother sought Persephone over the earth till Zeus in pity allowed mother and child to live together on the earth for half the year, has been prettily told by the poets, and the coming back of Persephone to her mother forms the subject of many paintings.