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Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Persephone

In Greek mythology, Persephone is the goddess of fertility and, having been taken captive by Hades and made his wife, queen of the underworld. Though Hades eventually allowed her to return to Earth, he first tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds—the food of the dead—thus tethering her to the underworld and making it necessary for her to return to him for several months each year. What changes are said to come over the Earth each time she leaves for or returns from the underworld? More...
excaelis
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 1:08:32 AM

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Goodnight Persephone


Sorry about the commercial, but she's really worth the wait.

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LucOneOff
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 2:47:51 AM

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In most versions she forbids the earth to produce, or she neglects the earth and in the depth of her despair she causes nothing to grow.
monamagda
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 6:13:51 AM

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Persephone

Her names means something like "she who destroys the light."


As the Goddess of Springtime and Rebirth, she is eternally connected to the cycles of the earth, which lies barren in her absence and bloom again each spring with her return. And her initiatory experience in the realm of the dead is such a powerful experience that it changes her life forever.

In Greek mythology Persephone, goddess of the soul, is the possessor of its dark and frightening wisdom. But the goddess Persephone is also the harbinger of spring . . . and a reminder of all the growth and hope that it brings.
curmudgeonine
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 8:54:01 AM

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The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence she is also associated with spring and with the seeds of the fruits of the fields.
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