However, if you look at some of the fiction I read you might think so. I am currently reading the newest Rick Riordan Olympians book, The Lost Hero. I've written about the Percy Jackson series and the movie here before. Honestly, I didn't know there was a new Olympians book, but I am glad he wrote it. And I like his particular take on the mythology, too. I do plan to write a more formal review over at the Juggler once I finish reading it.
I don't want you to think I don't take my religion seriously, because I do. But I also think there is a place for a bit of whimsy. I thought to myself if I had been a teenager who discovered that I was a demigod and sent to Camp Half Blood, who's child would I be? Being a devotee of Persephone I first thought of her, but my image of her is defined so much by her childless status that I don't want to imagine that she's had any demigod children.
And that led me to Demeter. In the books she is painted as a little one dimensional, at least so far, but Riordan has a way of turning your preconceived notions on their heads as you read the series. This is why I think they are such a great primer of Greek myths for kids. I have a feeling this may yet be explored. She is the overbearing mother of Persephone, which is not untrue. Her children are good with plants and food and cooking. This may not describe me perfectly, but I am good at recipes. I can make beer. This is definitely in Demeter's realm. I love the seasons, which she brings to us. And that would make me Persephone's sister, which feels more like the devotional relationship I have with her anyway. She is not my mother, but my mentor. I look up to her and I want to be more like her.
I would proudly be a child of Demeter.