|Swap Coordinator:||KatarinaNavane (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Art Artist Trading Card (ATC) Handmade|
|Number of people in swap:||16|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||September 14, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||September 30, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I'm going to be hosting a series of ATC swaps for each of the 12 Olympian Gods of Greek/Roman mythology. The fifth is the goddess of grain and the harvest, Demeter/Ceres. Here's her wikipedia page: link
You will make 1 card for 1 partner featuring Demeter/Ceres. All media are welcome, but do a good job here! No just slapping a sticker on cardstock or gluing a button to a computer printout of some clip-art, and NO DISNEY. Spend time on it and make something you would be proud to send and delighted to receive.
I want the people who do the whole series to have a full set of 12 cards at the end of it, so the requirements will be fairly strict. 4.9 rating, with at least 10 completed snailmail swaps. Sorry, no newbies for this one. If you don't meet the requirements now, contact me. I usually hold private backup swaps for those who don't meet the requirements or miss the signup time.
Also, if you haven't been participating in the series so far or if you've missed one, feel free to join in now! At the end of the series (the Olympians anyway, I plan to continue into other gods and heros) I'll have a catchup swap.
Demeter is the goddess of the harvest, grain, bread, and accordingly fertility. The most well known myth about her is how her daughter Persephone was stolen and married by Hades (I will have separate swaps after the series for Hades and Persephone, neither of whom are olympians) and taken to the underworld. Demeter begged Zeus to force Hades to return her, and they made a deal that Persephone could return only if she hadn't eaten any of the food of the underworld. She had eaten, but only six tiny seeds from a pomegranate. Eventually they agreed that Persephone would spend one month every year in the underworld for each seed she ate. For those months of the year Demeter mourns for her daughter and the earth is barren, explaining the seasons of the year.
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