“Thereafter, for nine days did the Lady Demeter
wander all over the earth, holding torches ablaze in her hands.
Not once did she take of ambrosia and nectar, sweet to drink,
in her grief, nor did she bathe her skin in water.”
~Homeric Hymn to Demeter
Inspired by the goddess of fertility, Demeter / Ceres, from Classical mythology, mother of Persephone.