suggested that the statue beside the pond at the end of the yew tree walk in
the formal garden is that of Ceres.
was the Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, a kind and benevolent goddess
also known for her motherly love. She was known to the Greeks as Demeter. She
was loved for her service to mankind in giving the gift of the harvest.
Romans had a saying “Fit for Ceres”, meaning “excellent, splendid”.
is often depicted holding a sceptre or farming tool in one hand, and a basket
of flowers, fruit or grain in the other. Sometimes, as at Emo, she wears a garland made from ears of corn.
word Cereals is derived from her