The garden of Cérès
Goddess of the harvest, agriculture and fertility.
Cérès oversaw germination and the ripening of crops. She was worshipped because of the economic importance of cereal crop agriculture.
Her attributes: a wheat sheaf and a sickle.
Her favorite animals: the ram and the pig.
Whilst searching far and wide for her daughter Cérès met a young boy, Triptolemus, and gave him the task of spreading the culture of wheat around the world. He showed the wheat grain from a chariot drawn by dragons.
The fig tree is also associated with Cérès and, in particular, the Ruminal fig tree, under which, according to legend, Romulus and Remus drank the wolf’s milk. This tree is evoked in the garden.