Poppies and Wild Rye


I was driving on the back roads today and outside the small town of Gazelle I came across a patch of poppies and wild rye. This is not something I see often here in Northern California but is a familiar site living in the South of France and Northern Italy. Poppies and Wheat represent the mother/daughter Goddesses Demeter and Persephone.

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Most of you must be familiar with the myth of Persephone being drag into the underworld by the God of the Underworld Pluto. Persephone’s Mother, the Earth Goddess, Demeter,   was besides herself searching for her daughters wheres about. All the vegetation of the Earth began to die and the Gods became worried that all of life would disappear and something needed to be done. The Mercury , the God of Communication, brought a message to Pluto saying he had to let Persephone go so that Demeter would not destroy…

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