The Olympus Times
Rebecca S. and Claire B.
A Look Into Persephone's Life: The Story of the Seasons
A Chat with Persephone
Interview: Persephone and Kat
Kat: Hi Persephone!
Persephone: Hi Kat.
Kat: So I heard that, in Hades eyes, you are the most beautiful woman alive.
Persephone: Well, you see, he kidnapped me so I could be his wife. It was quite depressing. My poor mother was worried sick.
Kat: Did you get to see the Underworld?
Persephone: Yes. Unfortunately. Everything is... Dead. It is so dark and sad. I can see why no one would be foolish enough to marry Hades and be trapped in that realm with him.
Kat: How long did it take before you got released?
Persephone: On the tenth day Hermes that messenger came to Hades. He told him of Zeus's orders. To release me as long as I didn't eat anything. Then my mom showed up with...
Kat: Wait.... As long as you didn't eat anything?
Kat: Did you eat anything?
Persephone: Well, let me get there. So as I was saying, my mother showed up with...
Kat: Wait. What happens if you eat something in the underworld?
Persephone: SERIOUSLY!!!!! Stop interrupting me! Anyways...
Persephone: Anyways, my mother showed up with Zeus. I hugged my mom, Demeter. Then Hades just had to mention that I ate six pomegranate seeds while in the underworld. That meant that I had to stay with him. Zeus came to the rescue though. He said that I was to return to Hades for six months, for I had eaten six pomegranate seeds. Then I would reunite with my mother the other six.
Kat: I see. But I still have one more question.
Persephone: Ok. Ask away.
Kat: The word is spreading from pigeon to pigeon that your story is what created the four seasons. Is this true?
Persephone: Oh yes. When I am with my mother, things grow. So it becomes Spring and Summer. When I am with Hades, my mother does not allow things to grow, for she is the goddess of living things. So it becomes fall and winter.
Kat: I see. Well thank you Persephone! I appreciate your time.
Persephone: It was my pleasure. Thank you! Goodbye Kat.
Kat: Bye Persephone!
Persephone vs. Taylor Swift
1. Both are teenagers/young adults
2. Both are very beautiful
3. Both have mothers
1. Persephone was taken to the underworld, Taylor Swift was not
2. Persephone's mother was a goddess, and Mrs. Swift was not
3. Taylor Swift is a superstar, and Persephone probably was not