Hades and Persephone

Hades and Persephone
Hades and Persephone

Persephone was the daughter of the goddess Demeter. Zeus was the father of (mythology) and syzigos of Hades. With him she gave birth to the Zagrea, the Eyboylea and Sabazio. Hades got the underworld for her beauty. But the goddess Demeter asked back. Hades agreed to six months Persephone climbs to the upper world and lowered in the coming six toatw. So the months that Persephone is in the world the goddess Demeter rejoice and there was good weather, While other storms. The myth of the abduction first appears in Hesiod's Theogony.

The Homeric hymn to Demeter is our most important source of: Describes how the abduction happened in Nysion pedion, When the daughter was gathering flowers in a meadow with companion ΄΄parthenwn΄΄, of Wkeanidwn nymphs , Athena and Artemis. And while picking a Daffodil, opened the Earth, sprang Hades with his chariot and grabbed. The cries for help were heard by no no, aside from Hecate and the Sun. Zeus was away.

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.

Ades (Hades) confided his secret in his brother Zeus, asking for help, so the two of them concocted a plan to trap her. As the girl (Persephone) played with her companions, they caused the ground to split underneath her.

Persephone slipped beneath the Earth and Hades stole her to the Underworld where he made her his wife.

The myth says that Persephone was very unhappy, but after much time, she came to love the cold-blooded Hades and lived happily with him.
Persephone in the Underworld

Persephone's mother, Demeter, begged her brother Hades to allow Persephone to come back to the livings, denoting that the young Persephone was not supposed to live in the underworld. Hades consulted with Zeus and they both decided to allow Persephone to live on earth for six months each year, while the rest of the time she would be on his side in the Underworld.

Before leaving the underworld, Persephone had been persuaded to eat four seeds of a pomegranate. In ancient mythology, to eat the fruit of ones captor meant that one would have to return to that captor or country, so Persephone was doomed to return to the underworld for four months of the year. But she was allowed to spend the remaining two-thirds of the year with her Earth Mother, Demeter.

The myth of Hades and Persephone is associated with the coming of Spring and Winter: When Persephone comes to the Earth, it's springtime. When she descends to Hades, it is winter.


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