Triptolemus

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Triptolemus

(trĭptŏl`əməs): see DemeterDemeter
, in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of harvest and fertility; daughter of Kronos and Rhea. She was the mother of Persephone by Zeus. When Pluto abducted Persephone, Demeter grieved so inconsolably that the earth became barren through her neglect.
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Triptolemus

an Eleusinian who learns from Demeter the art of growing corn. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 557]
See: Farming
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