The great goddess Demeter, who gives fertility to the earth, herself taught people how to cultivate grain fields. She gave the young son of the king Eleusis, Triptolemus, wheat seeds, and he was the first to plow the Rarian field at Eleusis three times with a plow and threw seeds into the dark earth. A rich harvest was given by a field blessed by Demeter herself. On a wonderful chariot drawn by winged snakes, Triptolemus, at the behest of Demeter, flew around all countries and taught people agriculture everywhere.

Triptolem on a chariot with winged snakes
Triptolemus on a chariot with winged snakes; to the left of him is the goddess Demeter with a torch and ears of corn; to the right is the goddess Persephone with a jug and a torch.

There was also a Triptolem in distant Scythia with the king Linkh. He also taught him agriculture. But the proud king of the Scythians wanted to take away from Triptolemus the glory of the teacher of agriculture, he wanted to appropriate this glory to himself. Linh decided to kill the great Triptolemus while he was sleeping. But Demeter did not allow the crime to be committed. She decided to punish Linha for breaking the custom of hospitality by raising his hand against her chosen one.

When Linh sneaked into the rest at night, where Triptolemus was sleeping peacefully, Demeter turned the king of the Scythians into a wild lynx at the very moment when he raised a dagger over the sleeping man.

Lynch, turned into a lynx, disappeared into the dark forests, and Triptolemus left the country of the Scythians in order to teach people the great gift of Demeter - agriculture, being transported from country to country on his wonderful chariot.