Hades, Demeter, Persephone?
written by Julia Drusch
How Hades kidnapped Demeters daughter
Hades did not resist and told Persephone she could go with Hermes back to earth. Hades knew that Persephone didn't eat or drink so he gave her multiple seeds from a pomegranate which was fruit eaten by the dead. He also knew that if she ate a seed she would have to stay with Hades forever.
Persephone ate 4 seeds and returned to her mother. They were both so happy that they got to see each other. But the question was asked if Persephone ate anything and she said she was far to sad to eat or drink but then realized she ate those seeds. They both wailed that they had to part again because she ate those seeds and had to return to Hades.
Zeus then compromised and stated that Persephone must stay with Hades for four months and the other months Demeter and Persephone will be together.
So every year when Persephone is on earth she brings spring, but when she is with Hades in the underworld the months will be cold and barren.
All the gods are discussing about the kidnapping.
Hades taking Persephone
Persephone resists as she is taken by Hades the God of the underworld.
Demeter and her daughter
Demeter and Persephone are rejoiced that they get to be with one another.
On photos:Hades, Helios, Zeus, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes