Monday, July 26, 2010

Myths and Legends: Triptolemus

Triptolemus. To find out more about Triptolemus, the master of the arts of agriculture, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

You probably know the famous story of how Hades abducted Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, goddess of agriculture. As she was looking everywhere for Persephone, Demeter came to the court of King Celeus. Triptolemus was the young son of Celeus, and Demeter taught him the arts of agriculture, and he then traveled all over the lands of Greece, teaching the people how to farm.

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