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Demeter is the goddess of farming in Greek mythology. She is one of the Twelve Olympians. She is the daughter of Kronos and Rhea, and also the sister of Zeus. As a fertility goddess, she is sometimes identified with Rhea and Gaia. She is the mother of Persephone. Demeter brings forth fruits of the earth, particularly the various grains. Her sacred animals were the snake and the pig. She is also the sister of Hera, Zeus,Posiden and Hades. Demeter was most often kind and generous.