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Here some of popular gods of the harvest from around the world. 

Demeter (Greek) is the Goddess of the Green Earth, fertile land, grains, fruit, agriculture and the harvest. She is the sister to Zeus and mother of Persephone. She also presided over the cycle of the Seasons. She is responsible for feeding the earth and its inhabitants! The Goddess Demeter was beloved for her service to mankind in giving them the gift of the harvest, the reward for cultivation of the soil.

Dagon (Semitic): Worshipped by an early Semitic tribe called the Amorites, Dagon was a god of fertility and agriculture. He's also mentioned as a father-deity type in early Sumerian texts and sometimes appears as a fish god. Dagon is credited with giving the Amorites the knowledge to build the plough.
Dagon was the principal deity of the Philistines, whose ancestors migrated to Palestinian shores from Crete. He was the god of fertility and crops. Dagon also figured prominently in the Philistine concepts of death and the afterlife. In addition to his role in the religion of the Philistines, Dagon was worshiped in the more general society of Canaanite peoples.

Ceres (Roman): Ever wonder why crunched-up grain is called cereal? It's named for Ceres, the Roman goddess of the harvest and grain. Not only that, she was the one who taught lowly mankind how to preserve and prepare corn and grain once it was ready for threshing. In many areas, she was a mother-type goddess who was responsible for agricultural fertility.

Freyr of the Vanir was brother of Freya and son to Njord. He is the Norse God of the Sun, Harvest and Rain, and very popular for being the bringer of peace, prosperity, bountiful harvests and fertile marriages. After the war and the joining of the Aesir and the Vanir; Freyr is called 'Lord of the Aesir' paradoxically he was both a god of peace and a warrior, possessing a magic sword that could emerge from its sheath on its own and spread a field with carnage and death.
Also Lord of Alfheim and the Ruler of the Elves, Freyr was the most celebrated and most beautiful of the Vanir men, called 'God of the World' by the ancient Vikings. His dear companion, Gullinbursti the wild pig carried him in a chariot made by the dwarfs Brokk and Eitri. He was very similar to the god Apollo and goddess Persephone of Greek mythology in many ways.

Sif (Norse) is the Goddess of the grain who is a prophetess, and the beautiful golden-haired wife of Thor. Thor is the Thunder God, Champion of the Gods and Man and frequent companion of Loki, as He makes the perfect lackey, being not too bright. Sif is of the race of Gods or Aesir. She is a swan-maiden, like the Valkyries, and can take that form.


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