Persephone

Goddess of Springtime

Biography

Persephone, or Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. As the Goddess of Springtime, she brought flourishing gardens to Earth to feed the people. As a young child, she was playing in the fields with her Nymph companions when Haides swooped her up and carried her to the underworld. There she lived as his wife and slave. She has three children named Zagreus, Melinoe, The Eeriness. Persephone is even considered an Olympian sometimes.

Persephone's relationship with Her Parents

Persephone parents were Demeter and Zeus. Demeter was the goddess of Agriculture and Zeus was the supreme god over all other gods and goddesses. Demeter was a very protective mother and would never let Persephone leave. Persephone would always try to run off and get away from her parents which drove Demeter crazy. Zeus agreed with his brother Hades and allowed him to marry his only daughter Persephone. Zeus knew this would upset Demeter. He even told Hades that Demeter would not stand for this. she would not let her only daughter live in a sunless world.

Persephone's Symbol

Persephone has many different symbols that represent her but the pomegranate is most known.

Relations to the seasons

While living in the Underworld, Persephone had eaten six seeds of pomegranate that belonged to Haides and the Underworld. The rule was that if you ate the fruit of the Under world then you will stay down there forever. Zeus knew if she stayed down there forever that the humans on Earth would perish without the gift of crops. Zeus made a deal with Haides. For each seed Persephone ate, she would have to stay in the Under world. For six months of the year Persephone was stuck in the underworld. These six months are considered to be winter.

Persephone presence today

In today's society, There are not many places or things related to Persephone. There are a few statues like this one located in Geneva Switzerland . There is also a Library named after Persephone and a company that calls a drink Persephone.
Demeter, The Goddess of Harvest and Persephone Greek Myth
The Story of Persephone and Demeter

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