Ceres (mythology)

   In Roman mythology, Ceres was the goddess of grain and harvest, whence the term, cereal. No special myth seems to have been attached to her worship until the fifth century, when the Romans identified with her the Greek Demeter, introducing from Sicily the rites of worship performed in honor of the Greek goddess. They also adopted the Greek myths connected with Demeter, especially that of Persephone, the Roman Proserpine.