“The Earth shall be barren as my heart.”
- Demeter in "The Other Side"
Demeter is the Olympian goddess of earth, fertility, agriculture, harvest. She is the mother of Persephone. Demeter did not approve of Persephone's relationship with Hades. When Hades kidnapped and took Persephone into the Underworld Demeter went somewhat mad. The seasons on Earth were thrown into chaos and an ill-timed winter killed many crops and caused starvation and hardship for many mortals. To stop this, Hercules agreed to travel to the Underworld and bring her back. The hero was able to negotiate a deal wherein Persephone would spend half the year in the Underworld with Hades and half with Demeter. Demeter then agreed to restore the seasons to their normal cycle.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
She possesses the Powers and Abilities of an olympic god, but her power is outstanding, being one of the most powerful olympian, Demeter is a powerful goddess.
As a goddess, she has a special and strong connection with nature, the earth, the trees, the vegetation, the flowers, the fruits and the seasons, she can change a season for another without importing the natural order.
Demeter share the special power over the earth with Gaea, but Gea is more stronger than Demeter, because Gea is the conscience or spirit of the earth itself.