Journey of the Classical Hero in Demeter and Persephone.

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Eons ago, the Earth passed its days with unceasing good weather and harvest. This was the world where Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, knew true happiness. Together, the two goddesses of nature roamed the Earth. And in those days, the world seemed like a boundless paradise with all life in perpetual full bloom. Demeter was the gentle, forgiving goddess of the grain and the harvest. As an infant she was swallowed alive, along with her …

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…was being able to save herself from becoming eternally divided from her daughter. The Eleusian Mysteries resulted from Demeter's story, as well. Every year, sacred rituals were performed and pilgrimages were taken to reenact Demeter's journey. The Mysteries would ensure the continuation of the spirit after the death of the physical body. Demeter, through tests of love, devotion, and integrity, demonstrated the unshakable force of life and a mother's determination to gods and mortals alike.