Persephone: Queen of the underworld

And her abducted life

Personal Information

The queen of the underworld, Persephone or Kore is also the goddess of spring. She is also classified as an Olympian god. She is the child of Zeus, the king of gods and Demeter, the Goddess of agriculture. She doesn't have any enemies, but she does have a big family. She is the wife of Hades, king of the underworld. She also has a total of 6 half-sisters and 9 half-brothers. Persephone has very few friends and were mostly sirens, beautiful creatures.

Myths

Greek mythology has a lot of drama, and Persephone's story is no different. One day Persephone was on a hill side picking wild flowers. When suddenly, the ground had split into two and out came Hades in his golden chariot. He then swept Persephone off her feet into his chariot and went back to the underworld. While in the underworld, Hades gave her some pomegranate seeds which cased a spell on her and she became his wife. When she was finally save by her father, she wasn't completely saved. Zeus made a compromise with Hades that if he let her go she could stay with him half a yare and with her mother the other half. When Persephone was away with Hades, Demeter was depressed and it created winter and stopped crop growth. When she was with Demeter, she was happy creating spring. In the youth, Persephone and Demeter represent a powerful mother and daughter bond. Her story is also a personification of some universal concepts of life and death. It also represents the difficulty transition from maidenhood to marriage.