Achaea Help Files
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11.8.7 DEMETER, THE GREEN LADY
Demeter, once the Goddess of Groves and the Wildwood, ruled over the deep forests and tangled woods of the world. Once the Queen of the Sacred Grove, She was created as a Celani by Gaia to guide and nurture the nine forest spirits. As the creation of the forests progressed, Demeter was nearly a Goddess in Her own right when an elemental imbalance threatened to destroy the forests. Gaia came to Demeter and asked for Her help. The Celani, to protect that which She loved, sacrificed much of Her essence to that of Gaia. With the added strength, Gaia was able to destroy the threat to the forests. What remained of Demeter's essence was just enough to allow Her to sleep, and She drifted off into peaceful slumber to dream of Her former realm. After the disappearance and departure of the Earthmother, Demeter felt a stirring in Her dreams. Through a ritual, those who loved the forests were able to capture Her essence into a silver mist and bind it to the nine forest spirits She once helped to grow. The greater forest spirit, birthed from the nine, was called to Her, and from this union, the forgotten Celani Demeter awakened as a Goddess, to protect and oversee the forests She cherished. However, from before Her birth, She had been tainted by an insidious being called the Wyrm of Worlds, once imprisoned by Gaia and set free after the Earthmother's disappearance. The Wyrm of Worlds would eventually overcome and possess Demeter, taking over Her form and imprisoning Her weakened soul in the netherworld from whence he came. Her experiences in the netherworld would change Her forever, and thus, when She was finally freed from it by a ritual, She declared Herself reborn as the goddess Melantha, and Her province now the Seasons. Demeter is no more. See: HELP MELANTHA