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Damia
Possible epithet of Demeter. She was a Goddess of Growth in Nature. I don't know very much about her though.

*Demeter*
Demeter was another daughter of Rhea and Cronus and one of the 12 recognized Olympian Gods. She was the Goddess of the Harvest or the Goddess of the Fields and she's definitely important enough to have her own page. In her own time she was revered as much as Zeus was himself because her temper determined the lives of those on Earth. Centuries ago Greeks used to break bread in the name of Demeter as well as drink wine to Dionysus. Sound familiar? Demeter was also the mother of Persephone (see below). The Eleusinian Mysteries were dedicated to the worship of both she and her daughter and I highly recommend that you Read More About Demeter.

Dendritus
Her name means 'Tree Youth' and she was a Goddess of Trees.

Derceto
A fertility goddess.

Despina
Despina was (supposedly) the daughter of Poseidon and Demeter. Her name means Mistress. 'Despina' is also an epithet for multiple goddesses, like Demeter, Aphrodite, and Persephone.

Dike
I love this Goddess. I think she is too cool (except that Nemesis is cooler, but that's okay). Yes. Anyway, Dike was probably the daughter of Zeus and Themis (although parentage is always debatable). She may have started her career on Earth, but quickly moved up to sitting on the Right (Dike means Right) of Zeus as his number one counselor (sitting right across from her mom, Themis). She was the Goddess of Justice. (Don't you just love how many Justice and Vengeance Goddesses there were?) She was 'the best of all the virgins' on Olympus, and I assume that includes Artemis and Athena, so that's saying something. Dike is also one of the Horae. We've had a bit of debate on this point. She actually had a daughter, Hesychia, who was the personification of tranquility, and an attendant of her very own: Poene. If you did good, she helped you out but punished those who were bad, for example, the goddess Adikia who she can be seen dragging around and beating with a staff or hammer.

Dione
Okay, I went a-researchin' in my friend's book of Greek Myths. It says that Dione was the daughter of Epimetheus, who was the son of the Titan Japet. She was one possibility as the mother of Aphrodite. She was believed by some to be an ancient Earth Goddess, or the Goddess of the Oak. In other cases it is said that she is the female version of Zeus. (I tend to hang more with the latter explanation.)

Doris
Doris was best known for being the mother of all of the Nereids. She was the daughter of Tethys and Oceanus, both Titans.

Dysnomia
The personification of Lawlessness. She was a daughter of Eris.n


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