Demeter: Goddess of agriculture, Demeter is one of the first six original gods. Her daughter Persephone was captured by Hades and taken to the Underworld. She was then married to him, but Demeter missed Persephone so much she became rather depressed, letting crops all over the world die. Zeus struck up a deal with Hades to return her. Persephone had grew to love him, so she ate six seeds from the fruit of a tree that grew in the Underworld, forcing her to stay in the Underworld for 6 months a year. The other six months she stayed with her mother. Demeter would only allow crops to grow during the time that Persephone was with her; thus, the seasons were created. The symbol for Demeter is the torch, corn, or wheat tussle. She has no representative animal.