I just thought i would give you some feedback i did the spells 8 prayer to ceres chant yesterday before my job interview and i just got a call then from work (they were supposed to call me this Thursday in regards to their decision but i guess there really eager to have me on their team!) that i got the job i wanted! Holy goddess it works! I usually suck at interviews but apparently the feedback was that i smashed it! Woo hoo
I would like to pay thanks to ceres is there any way i can do that? any suggestions would be most welcome
I’m not an expert on Ceres, but I think an offering with some of the items Francisco mentioned along with your internal intent of gratitude and thankfulness will carry your message back to her! If, while you are offering your thanks, you feel personal words bubble up inside you- definitely offer those words too. But you do not have to say anything if it doesn’t feel right or you don’t have the right words . Your intent and focus are the most important things! Good luck, and congrats again on your exciting new job!
Thank you for all i’m very excited to start. I’m very lucky to get a job actually being in Melbourne where in stage 4 lock down, so i’ll be able to work from home a lot of people are relying on government handouts to survive its a really tough time down under right now so feeling very grateful
yeah, I think is kinda crazy everywhere right now…
and YAY for the new job!!!
As I am sure you already know Ceres (also known as the Greek goddess Demeter -see little foot note ) is the Goddess of the Harvest and is credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, and prepare grain and corn (farmers traditionally offered Ceres the first harvested stalk of grain)
So to quote Francisco
a Cornucopia YAY!!
If you are blessed with a garden or a plot of land, offer Her something from your personal harvest…
If you don’t, don’t panic you can try and get some organic km 0 corn flour (or normal) and bake something - so you can offer Her something uniquely yours (while having fun in the process)
Also have some beer (grains were first cultivated for the purpose of brewing beer, not baking bread)
LITTLE FOOT NOTE:
Ceres is identified (and has become somewhat subsumed) with the Greek goddess Demeter - not many knows that the two were originally distinct spirits.
Ceres is the Roman Goddess of Harvest, the original Corn Mother, the Goddess of Grain.
Demeter is the Greek Goddess of the fertile soil and agriculture - She is in control of the Seasons, the dying of the earth in Winter and its rebirth in Spring.
The two were probably unified around 205 BCE, as part of Rome’s general religious recruitment of deities as allies against Carthage. (them devils this Romans )
Now, often the name Ceres is used when Demeter is intended.
Because of this, her associations with Proserpina is eventually emphasised, but Ceres was originally venerated alongside
Liber (a god of viticulture and wine, fertility and freedom, patron to roman plebs, probably Her son)
and Libera (daughter of the Ceres and wife to Liber) [Libera was officially identified with Proserpina around 205 BC when, like her mother, she acquired a Romanised form of the Greek mystery rites and mythology]
Together they were called The Triadic Cult (or The Aventine Triad) and had their temple established on the Aventine Hill, in Rome, around 493 BC.
Unfortunately the temple is not there any more (shame shame ), as almost all Ceres’ shrines were rededicated to the Virgin Mary (the most famous is the church of the Madonna of the Wheat Stalk, built over Ceres’ temple in Apulia, or the Roman Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, also built on a temple - this are both in Italy)
Also, in Native American culture the Corn Mother is the Mother Earth, the mother of all plants. It is said that she produced corn by rubbing her body, a practice that some found disgusting. In some myths she is out to death and in some she escapes to the heavens. In both, before her death she provides instructions and seeds to insure the continued production. She’s of course associated with corn or maize, that provides for the strength and continuity of humans. She’s often seen with a sleeping child in her arms.
*Sorry so long! I know a lot about our culture.