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Persephone's Dream

Persephone open her eyes, it was time to return to the upper world. This was actually the way of the ancient Greeks to explain the change of the seasons, the et...
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Persephone open her eyes, it was time to return to the upper world. This was actually the way of the ancient Greeks to explain the change of the seasons, the eternal cycle of the Nature's death & rebirth. The story of Persephone, the sweet daughter of goddess Demeter (goddess of agriculture, harvest, fertility & sacred law) who was kidnapped by Hades (God of the Dead & Darkness) & later became the Queen of the Underworld.

Persephone grew up to be a lovely girl attracting the attention of many gods. However, Demeter had an obsessed love for her only daughter & kept all men away from her. The most persisting suitor of Persephone was Hades. Hades who hasn’t the slightest chance was heart-broken & decided to get Persephone no matter what, so he kidnapped her. Demeter, however, could not let it gone.To punish gods & to grief, Demeter decided to take a long & indefinite leave from her duties with devastating consequences. The earth began to dry up, harvests failed, plants lost their fruitfulness, animals were dying for lack of food & famine spread to the whole earth, resulting in untold misery. To put an end on this quarrel, Zeus decided that Persephone would spend half months with her husband in Hades & half months with her mother on Olympus. This alternative pleased none of the two opponents, nevertheless that had no other option but accept it. During the six months that Persephone spent in the Underworld, her mother was sad & not in the mood to deal with harvest. Thus she would leave the Earth to decline.
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