When Kore (Persephone) was abducted by Hades and swallowed into the Underworld, her mother could not find her and was absolutely distraught. Her mother was Demeter, goddess of the harvest, who protects the grains and fertility of the earth. She was known to humans as "the good goddess" and was one of the two great gods of the Earth, who lived among mortals instead of in Olympus. Demeter searched for Persephone for weeks, and because of her sadness, nothing grew. The seasons stopped and humans had nothing to eat. A mother's love is powerful. This stone shows wheat, for the harvest of Demeter, and also a Poppy. The Poppy was a flower sometimes associated with the goddess because it was said that she ate them in her grief in order to fall asleep and forget.
Possible Powers: Love, Fertility, Prosperity
Location: 40.0613225, -75.3287559
There are no curses, only mirrors held up to the souls of gods and mortals.
- Rita Dove, Demeter's Prayer to Hades