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Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology.
She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest.
Persephone was such a beautiful young woman that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself.
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 Persephone Theatre
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  Persephone, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Others say, however, that he ruled that Persephone should go down to the Underworld for the third part of the year, but for the two parts should live with her mother and the other gods in Heaven, in a similar way as it was later ruled in Adonis' case.
And when Orpheus came to the Underworld looking for his wife, Persephone was the first to be entranced by his song, which persuaded her to help him in his desire to bring back to life his dead wife.
Such is her power, and that is why the Underworld may be referred to as the "sunless house of Persephone", or the "sacred floor of Persephone", or "the couch of Persephone", or "Persephone's gloomy roof", or "the dark-walled home of Persephone"; and the dead as "the portion of Persephone".
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  Persephone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Persephone (Greek Περσεφόνη, Classical Greek Persephónē, Modern Greek Persefóni) was the queen of the Underworld, the Kore or young maiden, and the daughter of Demeter.
In the Olympian pantheon, Persephone is given a father: according to Hesiod's Theogony, Persephone was the daughter produced by the union of Zeus and Demeter.
Persephone and her mother Demeter were often referred to as aspects of the same goddess, and were called "the Demeters" or simply "the goddesses." The story of Persephone's abduction was part of the initiation rites in the Eleusinian Mysteries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Persephone   (1446 words)

 Persephone (The Matrix) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She seems bored with her existence in the Matrix, and is disaffected from her husband (possibly because of his dalliances).
The character takes her name from the Persephone in Greek mythology, who is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter whom Hades took to the underworld to be his queen.
On the contrary, some fans believe that Persephone, her husband the Merovingian, the Trainman, and his other acolytes were absorbed by Smith not long after she and her husband revealed to Morpheus and Trinity Neo's location in the Mobil Avenue Station and were subsquently freed after Neo destroyed Smith for the second time.
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 Persephone, Greek Goddess of Innocence and Queen of the Underworld   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persephone, a Greek goddess known in her childhood by the name Kore (or Cora, meaning young maiden), was the only child of the union of Demeter (goddess of the bountiful harvest) and Zeus, the mighty king of the Olympians.
Persephone would be allowed to stay with Hades in the underworld for four months each year (winter) and would return to the earth and her mother the remaining months.
In Greek mythology Persephone, goddess of the soul, is the possessor of its dark and frightening wisdom.
www.goddessgift.com /goddess-myths/greek_goddess_persephone.htm   (963 words)

 Find Your Goddess Archetype - Persephone
Persephone type woman is more attracted to the spiritual nature rather than the physicality of her partner.
Persephone's dark side - the archetypal victim - whereby she feels powerless in the midst of her circumstances - or long-sufferer/martyr - "surviving" on sympathy of others -- and, the flip side -- Hecate - the witch and killer - the one who ignored Persephone's cries -- unconscious, repressed rage which is projected onto others
Persephone child is often the family "problem child or scape-goat because her sensitivities do not conform to family norms.
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Persephone is in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and is 72" x 56" in size.
In the Greek myth, Persephone is kidnapped by the god of the dead, Hades, and taken to the underworld.
Persephone's mother, the goddess of agriculture and fertility, was very displeased and as punishment to mankind, she refused to let crops grow.
www.uca.edu /cfac/art/seymour/catalogpages/infopages/persephone.htm   (586 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Goddess Persephone in Myth and Art
Be this as it may, the young goddess who is enamored of flowers and cavorting with her friends is transformed into the wife of the stern and imperious Hades in the Hymn.
Hereafter, Persephone, who was previously known as Kore ("the maiden") is regarded as the spouse of Hades, and she inhabits the Underworld with him for part of the year.
The goddess Persephone was known as Proserpina in Roman mythology.
www.loggia.com /myth/persephone.html   (409 words)

Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, who is said to be one of seven wives of Zeus before he married Hera.
According to one version one day Persephone was in a lush meadow picking flowers when she came upon the hundred-blossomed narcissus that had been planted by the earth mother Gaia to please the god of death, Hades, who by others was Persephone's uncle.
It seemed that Persephone, while walking in the garden of Hades, had eaten a pomegranate seed; she had been seen by Ascalaphus, a son of the nymph Styx; Ascalaphus had recounted the incident, and Persephone therefore had to remain in the underworld.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/persephone.html   (756 words)

 The Myth of Persephone: Greek Goddess of the Underworld
Persephone thought to bring some to her mother, but was soon distracted by a vision of the most enchanting flower she had ever seen.
The myth of Persephone is one of the oldest of all Greek myths.
In her youth, Persephone represents the powerful bond between a mother and a daughter and the often difficult transition from maidenhood to marriage.
www.mythicarts.com /writing/Persephone.htm   (3565 words)

 Persephone: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In greek mythology, persephone ("per-se-fo-neh") was the queen of the underworld, the kore or young maiden, and the daughter of demeter....
Persephone ("she who destroys the light") is her name in the Ionic Greek Ionic dialect quick summary:
Persephone and her mother Demeter were often referred to as aspects of the same goddess, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/persephone.htm   (2882 words)

 Persephone - Encyclopedia.com
Persephone or Proserpine, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology, goddess of fertility and queen of the underworld.
Though Demeter eventually persuaded the gods to let her daughter return to her, Persephone was required to remain in the underworld for four months because Pluto had tricked her into eating a pomegranate (food of the dead) there.
When Persephone left the earth, the flowers withered and the grain died, but when she returned, life blossomed anew.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Persepho.html   (866 words)

Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, goddess of the earth and harvest.
Demeter was responsible for the growth of plants and crops, and Persephone helped her.
Because Persephone had eaten from Pluto's garden, she had to spend part of the year in the Underworld and part on earth with her mother.
carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/GREECE/perseph.html   (282 words)

 Persephone * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
After much protest, Persephone came to love the cold blooded king of the underworld but her mother, Demeter, was consumed with rage and sorrow.
With no alternative, it was agreed that Persephone would to spend part of the year with her husband, Hades, and part of the year in the sunlight with her mother, Demeter.
When Persephone is with Hades the earth is wracked by the sorrow of her mother.
www.messagenet.com /myths/bios/persephone.html   (771 words)

 Persephone - History for Kids!
Persephone was the daughter of the goddess Demeter.
He took Persephone (purr-SEFF-oh-nee) under the ground to his kingdom, the land of the dead, and told her that he wanted her to be the Queen of the Underworld and marry him.
Persephone and the Pomegranate: A Myth from Greece, by Kris Waldherr (1993).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/persephone.htm   (674 words)

 The First Born: A reflection on the Sacred Daughter
Persephone was adored throughout the ages, not simply because she offered hope of life after death, but because of the blessings that she offers us in life.
Persephone's great power lies in her ability to move between the world of heaven, earth and Hades, and her knowledge of all the liminal secrets that bind the three worlds together.
The Underworld is referred to euphemistically as the "sunless house of Persephone", the "sacred floor of Persephone", "the couch of Persephone", "Persephone's gloomy roof", "the dark-walled home of Persephone", and the dead as "the portion of Persephone".
www.templeofdemeter.com /persephone.html   (994 words)

 CUUPS RE - Demeter/Persephone Puppet Show
Persephone skipped off to gather flowers, as she was known to do morning, noon, and night.
As Persephone pulled the enchanted bush from the ground, she was surprised to find Hades hiding underneath it.
Persephone, you ate 6 pomegranate seeds in the underworld.
www.cuups.org /content/resources/re/puppetshow.html   (2161 words)

 Latin 1 - Mythology - The Underworld - Hades
Hades greatly wanted Persephone as his wife, but her mother, Demeter, was extremely protective of her daughter and would not allow it.
Persephone, sad and lonely, either picked the pomegranate or accepted the fruit offered by Hades, and ate either four or six seeds.
Demeter, who is the goddess of the harvest, became so distraught that she ignored her duties, allowing the weather to turn cold and the crops and trees to die.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/1deities/underworld/hades.htm   (606 words)

Persephone was the Greek goddess of the Underworld and the wife of Hades.
Unfortunately, Persephone had eaten some seeds of a fruit during her stay in the lower world, and this stopped her from leaving forever.
After much crying and sadness, Persephone was allowed to spend half of each year on Earth with her mother, and the other half in the underworld.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/persephone_seasons.html   (184 words)

 Persephone - Best of Sicily Magazine
Persephone's courtship, by comparison, was a last minute affair, though she had little need for religious ceremonies.
Grain sprouts to life from the earth to be harvested by man in the same way that a nubile girl is taken from her parents and her virginity lost to bring forth new life.
Persephone's renewal is not unlike nature's, and through the myth human life is said to imitate nature itself.
www.bestofsicily.com /mag/art45.htm   (588 words)

persephone inherited her father's first guitar, a large, imposing acoustic 12- string when she was 20.
since persephone pretty much wears her heart on her sleeve, you're not likely to find a lot of hidden meanings or esoteric lyrics.
Hey Persephone, just want to say Hi, give me a call whenever you are in town, or call me whenever you want.
www.myspace.com /goddesspersephone   (522 words)

 The Baldwin Project: For the Children's Hour by Carolyn S. Bailey
Persephone gave one last tug, but, just as the flower came off in her hand, the hole in the earth grew larger and deeper and deeper.
Before Persephone could run away he had seized her and drawn her into the chariot, and was driving away with her, down through the bottomless hole in the earth and away from the fields and the daylight.
Persephone, although she had been with King Pluto for six long months, had not eaten a mouthful of anything, but she was so happy at the thought of seeing her mother that she took the pomegranate from King Pluto and ate a part of it.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=bailey&book=hour&story=persephone   (1184 words)

 PERSEPHONE : Greek queen of the underworld, goddess of spring ; mythology ; pictures : PROSERPINA
PERSEPHONE was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Haides.
PERSE′PHONE (Persephonê), in Latin Proserpina, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter.
In the Orphic myths, the maiden goddess Persephone was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a serpent.
www.theoi.com /Khthonios/Persephone.html   (6304 words)

 The Goddess Persephone
Persephone is the eternal maid and this may be why she bears no children.
Answer: Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and since she was a maiden she was the maiden of Zeus.
Persephone is the goddess of death and ressurection.
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 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Persephone
While gathering flowers in a field one day, Persephone was abducted to the Underworld by Hades, who arose in his chariot from a fissure in the ground.
Demeter, goddess of the harvest, was heartbroken, and while she wandered the length and breadth of the earth in search of her daughter, the crops withered and it became perpetual winter.
At length Hades was persuaded to surrender Persephone for one half of every year, the spring and summer seasons when flowers bloom and the earth bears fruit once more.
www.mythweb.com /encyc/entries/persephone.html   (133 words)

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