|Aliases||Fertile Mother, the Gift-Giver, Lovely-Haired, of the Splendid Fruit|
|Alignment||2E/5E: Neutral Good
3E: True Neutral
|Divine Rank||2E: Intermediate Goddess
3E: Lesser Goddess
|Domains||3E: Earth, Plant, Protection
|Home Plane||Olympus (Arborea)|
Demeter is the Greek goddess of agriculture. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She is also seen as the god of the law of nature- the cycle of life and death. This is symbolized by Demeter's daughter Persephone being spirited away by Hades to be the queen of the Underworld. She is usually portrayed as loving, warm, and gracious, though that isn't to say she hasn't also destroyed civilizations for not thanking her enough. As it turns out, being the god of all farming is pretty important for any kind of civilization. Most myths involving her are very tragic, with her most notable being the quest to find out what the hell happened to her daughter. Another detailed the time she had sex with some halfblood dude, and then Zeus, ever the jealous prick, zapped him with a lightning bolt (and the god half of his blood was Zeus!).
Demeter is most commonly seen as neutral good, with her most significant group of worshipers being peasants and commoners hoping for a good harvest. Players seeking Demeter as a deity will struggle to find a class that really fits her bill, outside of perhaps druids. GM's looking to utilize her should look into her darker side; there's lots of potential to have her threaten the PC's city or nation with bad harvests unless they do some job for her.