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1 (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
2 the largest asteroid and the first discovered

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  • /ˈsɪəriːz/

Proper noun

  1. The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
  2. A celestial body orbitting between Mars and Jupiter; previously defined as an asteroid; now officially known as a dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.

Derived terms


Roman goddess

Extensive Definition

Ceres commonly refers to either:
  • Ceres (dwarf planet), smallest of the three identified dwarf planets, originally classified as a planet, and later as the largest asteroid.
  • Ceres (mythology), the Roman goddess of agriculture.
Ceres may also refer to:

Other countries


In fiction

  • Ceres, Celestial Legend (Ayashi no Ceres), an anime/manga work. The main character Aya is descended from a celestial Goddess named Ceres.
  • CereCere, a character in the anime TV series Sailor Moon
  • Seras Victoria, a character in the anime/manga Hellsing, of which an alternate romanization is "Ceres"
  • Ceres Space Colony, from the video game Super Metroid.
  • Geoffrey Fourmyle of Ceres, one of the identities of Gulliver Foyle, in the Alfred Bester book The Stars My Destination
  • The Ceres Ocean, located between the continents of Osea and Verusea in the alternate Earth of the Ace Combat video game series.

Other uses

  • the plural of cere, a structure at the base of some bird's beaks.
  • Ceres (workstation), a computer workstation
  • Ceres series, a series of postage stamps representing the goddess Ceres
  • HMS Ceres, three ships of the British Royal Navy
  • Ceres, a West Cornwall Railway steam locomotive


See also

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ceres in Russian: Церера
ceres in Slovenian: Ceres (razločitev)
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ate, Athena, Baal, Bacchus, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysos, Dionysus, Dis, Eros, Flora, Frey, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion, Isis, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore, Kronos, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras, Momus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Pan, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Pomona, Poseidon, Priapus, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Tellus, Triptolemos, Triptolemus, Venus, Vesta, Vulcan, Zeus, corn god, fertility god, forest god, vegetation spirit
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