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Ceres
Goddess of agriculture, fertility, grains, the harvest, motherhood, the earth, and cultivated crops
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Seated Ceres from Emerita Augusta, present-day Mérida, Spain (National Museum of Roman Art, 1st century AD)
Planet 1 Ceres
Symbol sickle, sheaf of wheat, cornucopia, cereal
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Children Proserpina
Parents Saturn and Ops
Siblings Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Vesta, Pluto
Equivalents
Greek equivalent Demeter
Japanese equivalent Amaterasu

In Roman mythology, Ceres was the goddess of agriculture, especially the growing of grains and cereals, good fertility and motherly relationships. She was daughter of Saturn and mother of Proserpina. A statue of Ceres stands atop the Chicago Board of Trade Building in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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