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    altar to dig the great winnowing fan through her heaps.....

    The threshing-floor, too was under her protection. Both were her temples where at any moment she might be present. "At the sacred threshing-floor, when they are winnowing, she herself, Demeter of the corn-ripe yellow hair, divides the grain and the chaff in the rush of the wind, and the heap of the chaff grows white." "May it be mine," the reaper prays, "beside Demeter's altar to dig the great winnowing fan through her heaps of corn, while she stands smiling by the sheaves and poppies in her hand."
    Source: Mythology The Two Great Gods of Earth 3rd paragraph

    Hello,
    Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me? I can't make head or tail of that.

    Thank you so much

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    Re: altar to dig the great winnowing fan through her heaps.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Source: Mythology The Two Great Gods of Earth 3rd paragraph

    Hello,
    Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me? I can't make head or tail of that.

    Thank you so much
    Demeter, goddess of the harvest, oversaw the corn harvest.

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