Meaning of CERES in English



In Roman religion , the goddess of the growth of food plants, sometimes worshiped in association with the earth goddess Tellus.

Her cult was overlaid by that of Demeter , who was worshiped in Greece and Sicily. According to tradition, her cult was introduced into Rome in 496 BC to check a famine. Her temple on Aventine Hill was known as a centre of plebeian religious and political activities and for its artwork.

Ceres, Classical sculpture; in the Vatican Museum.

Alinari/Art Resource, New York


Largest known asteroid in the solar system and the first discovered, in 1801.

Named after the Roman goddess Ceres , it revolves around the Sun in 4.6 Earth years and is about 575 mi (925 km) across.

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