Monday, July 13, 2009


"she who destroys the light”

Greek Mythology tells us the story of a beautiful young maiden, her name is Persephone. Daughter of,
Zeus and Demeter, she is known as the goddess of the harvest. Her beauty was so remarkable the lord of the underworld, desired her. Happily and innocently gathering flowers one day Hades rose up from the underworld and abducted her. Only Zeus, and the observant sun, Helios, had noticed it. In despair, Demeter searched the earth, looking for her child until Helios revealed what had happened. Demeter plunged into depression, causing the Earth to wither and stagnate. Zeus sent, his son, Hermes down to Hades to make him release Persephone. Hades agreed, but before she went back he gave Persephone the seeds of a pomegranate, when she ate them, she bound eternally to the underworld and she had to descend to it for one-third of the year. The other months she stayed with her mother. When Persephone visited Hades, Demeter refused to let anything grow and winter began.

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