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earth realm, summer and winter, nourishment, hades


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Daughter of Demeter, beloved of Hades. He kidnapped her and took her to his Under-Earth Realm, where she pined for the sun and
the sky. Her mother searched over all the land for her and, not finding her, withdrew Her Attribute from the land, causing barreness and destruction.
Zeus intervened and it was dicovered where Persephone had been taken. She could not be released, however, because she had tasted some
nourishment, a single pomagranate seed. Nevertheless an arrangement was worked out whereby She might visit Upper-Earth for half a year. Her
movements henceforth herald the coming of Summer and Winter.

Suggested Pdf Resources

The Persephone Project Stephanie Flom, Founder/Director
Greece: The Myth of Persephone
Demeter and the “Rape” of Persephone
9/24/2007. 9-The Rape of Persephone. 1.
For Love of Persephone - Renee Wildes

Suggested News Resources

Sheep and Shakespeare on stage
Lessons Learned From Everyday Goddesses
Demeter was a nurturer and a mother (as I was), and when Hades (the Greek God of the Underworld) abducted her daughter Persephone, she was devastated. Demeter's grief caused the land to became barren.
Time for change
There is nothing more pleasurable than having to go out and plug a meter while dining at a downtown restaurant, not to mention attending a movie or the Persephone Theatre. What about all the festivals down by the river?
Music Reviews: Coma Divine, Axel Rudi Pell, Ken Hensley & Live Fire, Skalmold
This is a very together debut; then again, it features members of the band Persephone so they know their chops. Sonja Kraushofer's dulcet tones blend well with the symphonic gothy sounds that swirl around her.
Eye Level | 'José Herrera' captures artist's New Mexico home
S haring a gallery with Thomas Hart Benton's monumental “Persephone,” Peter Hurd's “José Herrera” easily holds its own.

Suggested Web Resources

Persephone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mar 3, 1997 Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest.
PERSEPHONE : Greek queen of the underworld, goddess of spring
PERSEPHONE was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Haides.
Persephone, Greek Goddess of Innocence and Queen of the
Persephone, Greek Goddess of Innocence and Queen of the Underworld. Myths and symbols of the Greek goddesses.
Demeter and Persephone
The goddesses Demeter and her daughter Persephone are among the lesser- known gods.