Persephone: The Greek Goddess Of The Underworld

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Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld. Also known as Kore (the maiden). The daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the harvest goddess. She has one brother, Dionysus, and lots of half siblings. The meaning to her name is unknown, but some believe in the greek words pertho “to destroy” and phone “murder.” She was married to the God-King of the Underworld, Hades. She was so beautiful that he kidnapped her and took her as his wife. Due to this, Persephone had to stay in the underworld for about 4 months of the year, winter time, and would emerge to bring back spring to the earth for the remaining months. Bringing back spring to the earth meant crops could grow again in which earth was flourishing. They never had children,
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