Compare and contrast Demeter and Dionysus.
Demeter and Dionysus are presented together in Mythology in a chapter called The Two Great Gods of Earth. Demeter and Dionysus are similar in that both help humanity, both are connected with the earth and with things that grow, and that both know sorrow as well as happiness. With Demeter provides humanity with corn and Dionysus provides humanity with wine and both were honored during the harvest. Demeter's yearly sorrow is that her daughter, Persephone, spends half of every year away with Hades and away from Demeter. Dionysus's yearly sorrow is "the vine, which is always pruned as nothing else that bears fruits; every branch is...
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