The Two Great Gods of Earth – Demeter and Dionysus.

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The Two Great Gods of Earth Demeter and Dionysus Slide 2 Mankinds Best Friends DemeterDionysus Slide 3 Demeter (Ceres) the goddess of the harvest, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. had one daughter, Persephone (but being grasped away by Hades) Slide 4 Persephone the goddess of Spring Slide 5 Hades carried Persephone off to the Dark Underworld Slide 6 The Return of Persephone Slide 7 Dionysus (Bacchus) the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy. a son of Zeus and the mortal Semele (Theban Princess), thus semi- divine Dionysus and Semele Slide 8 Dionysus (Bacchus) kind and beneficent, but could also be cruel, barbarian and drive men mad Slide 9 Dionysus and Maenads Slide 10 Q & A Review Question: As Olympians all get their jobs, who is to blame/ responsible for the financial crisis in Europe? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV98aRJ_IdQ Please list three features you observed from Dionysus and Demeter. What are they usually associated with? By what can you recognize Dionysus and Demeter from a painting?