Gods of the harvest


Merry meet all,

Lammas is the time of the harvest. These are some of the deities who are honoured at the time of Lammas. 


Adonis is portrayed as a Greek God but his roots are found in early Assyrian culture. He was a part of the dying summer vegetation. Much like the Celtic gods of the harvest, he dies and is reborn, similar to Attis and Tammuz. 


Ceres is a Roman goddess of grain and the harvest. She taught mankind how to preserve and prepare corn and grain for threshing. She was a mother-type goddess responsible for agricultural fertility. 


Dagon was worshipped by an early Semitic tribe called the Amorites. Dagon was a god of fertility and agriculture. He was a father-type deity mentioned in early Semitic texts and appeared as a fish god. 


Demeter is parallel to Ceres as a goddess of grain. She was linked to the changing of the seasons. She was the mother of Persephone. When Persephone spent six months in the underworld with Hades, Demeter caused the earth to freeze, which meant there would be no grain till Persephone’s return. 


This Celtic god was known as a god of skill. He is associated with anvils and hammers, and the autumn harvest. 


Pomona is the apple goddess. She is associated with the flourishing of fruit trees. 

Tammuz (Sumerian)

The Sumerian god of vegetation and crops is often associated with the cycle of life, death and rebirth. 


Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch )O(


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