Author: Bailey Probst
A Tale Of Our Seasons
When Persephone is dragged down to the depths of the underworld, Demeter is wallowing in grief. After sorrow fills her heart, it is then overridden with rage. Demeter caused the plants to wither away along with her happiness. Then Demeter brings Zeus in to the mess. Zeus begged and pleaded for her to let the plants thrive once again. She said she refused unless he would make sure her daughter came back. However, when Zeus sent Hermes to get her, Hades gave her pomegranate seeds. The one exception was she could not have eaten the underworld's food. She ate four of the seeds. So now she would only come to the overworld for four months before she would have to go back down with Hades. This causes our season changes.