Death of Persephone: Greek Mythology Romance story of Persephone and Hades by Drake OskarsGreek Mythology Romance story of Persephone and Hades and their love. Was Hades always so nice or Persephone so wild? Let`s find out together in this story. Are they made for each other or should they better keep distance?
Greek mythology, Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəni/ pər-SEF-ə-nee; Greek: Περσεφόνη), also called Kore (/ˈkɔːriː/ KOR-ee; Greek: Κόρη; the maiden), is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic queen of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. She becomes the queen of the underworld through her abduction by and subsequent marriage to Hades, the god of the underworld. 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 as well as the fertility of vegetation. Similar myths appear in the Orient, in the cults of male gods like Attis, Adonis, and Osiris, and in Minoan Crete.
Persephone as a vegetation goddess and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, which promised the initiated a more enjoyable prospect after death. In some versions, Persephone is the mother of Zeus sons Dionysus, Iacchus, or Zagreus. The origins of her cult are uncertain, but it was based on very old agrarian cults of agricultural communities.
Persephone was commonly worshipped along with Demeter and with the same mysteries. To her alone were dedicated the mysteries celebrated at Athens in the month of Anthesterion. In Classical Greek art, Persephone is invariably portrayed robed, often carrying a sheaf of grain. She may appear as a mystical divinity with a sceptre and a little box, but she was mostly represented in the process of being carried off by Hades.
Persephone: A Story from Greece
Persephone: Queen of the Underworld
Written by GreekBoston. The tale also serves as a way for the Ancient Greeks to explain how the four seasons came to be. Since Demeter is the goddess of the earth, her young daughter, Persephone, knew that fresh picked flowers would be the perfect gift for her. So, the story begins when Hades, the King of the Underworld, notices Persephone while she is selecting an array of beautiful flowers for her mother. Persephone grew up to be a beautiful young woman but Demeter, who was obsessed with protecting her daughter, kept male suitors away from her. When Hades saw her that day, however, everything changed. Hades was always looked at as someone who was too hard to love anyone, but his heart softened when he gazed at Persephone.
The myth of Hades and Persephone is one of the well known Greek myths. The myth of Hades and Persephone is one more myth of love and abduction in the Greek mythology. Hades fell in love with Persephone and decided to kidnap her. The myth says that in one of the rare times he left the Underworld, he traveled above ground to pursue her, while she was gathering flowers in a field. One day Hades , God of the Underworld, saw Persephone and instantly fell in love with her. Adis Hades confided his secret in his brother Zeus, asking for help, so the two of them concocted a plan to trap her.
Persephone , Latin Proserpina or Proserpine , in Greek religion , daughter of Zeus , the chief god, and Demeter , the goddess of agriculture; she was the wife of Hades , king of the underworld. Upon learning of the abduction, her mother, Demeter, in her misery, became unconcerned with the harvest or the fruitfulness of the earth, so that widespread famine ensued. Zeus therefore intervened, commanding Hades to release Persephone to her mother. Because Persephone had eaten a single pomegranate seed in the underworld, however, she could not be completely freed but had to remain one-third of the year with Hades, and spent the other two-thirds with her mother. The story that Persephone spent four months of each year in the underworld was no doubt meant to account for the barren appearance of Greek fields in full summer—after harvest, before their revival in the autumn rains, when they are plowed and sown.