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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:40 PM

Ceres statue returns to top of Missouri State Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The statue of a Roman goddess that prompted a brief controversy returned to the dome of the Missouri State Capitol Tuesday.

The statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and grain crops, was taken down last year for structural and cosmetic repairs. A 550-ton crane lifted the 10-foot, 1,407-pound bronze statue back to the top of the dome, the Jefferson City News-Tribune reported.

Last week, State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, asked Gov. Mike Parson to stop the state from returning the “false god” to the Capitol dome, citing his and Parson's Christian faith.

Parson did not respond to Moon's letter and supporters said the statue, which shows Ceres holding a bundle of grain, represents the importance of agriculture in Missouri. It was originally installed on the dome in 1924.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ceres-statue-returns-to-top-of-missouri-state-capitol/article_b816e235-7b25-5b97-984b-1b58f292fd5d.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:47 PM

1. Little known fact: The goddess Ceres is the origin of the word cereal.

Her Greek counterpart was Demeter.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:55 PM

2. Thank you for that info - it is appreciated...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:37 PM

3. Maybe he would like the 'chosen one', Trump, put on top.

Maybe he would like the 'chosen one', Trump, put on top.

Gonna need a bigger crane.

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