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It depends on the version of the myth that you read.
There's a lot of good background infomation on him at http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Triptolemus.html
where one version notes that his family sheltered Demeter(Ceres) (diguised as a nurse) during her wanderings. She fed him divine milk by day and began burning away his mortality at night.

Demeter later teaches him the art of agriculture and he travels the world sowing seed.

From such an inauspicous beginning to establishing one of the most revered mysteries of the ancient world and broadcasting (so to speak) the art of agriculture to man. Part luck of happenstance, part the willing to accept that which one may not completely understand (unlike his mother....), part the gathering of knowledge and the despensing of knowledge.

Truly a good omen indeed.
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