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This month is all about the Greek Goddesses!

This is Persephone. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She is the Queen of the Underworld and also of springtime, vegetation and maidenhood. Homer described her as the formidable, venerable majestic princess of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. Yikes. I like her.

She was abducted by Hades, the God of the Underworld, which infuriated her mother. Demeter took out her anger on the crops- making them wither and die. Zeus tried to bring his daughter back, but alas… Persephone had already eaten the seeds of a pomegranate given to her by her kidnapper. Apparently eating the seeds bound her to Hades for four months of each year. Who knew? Because of this arrangement, the four months she spends with Hades caused Winter due to Demeter’s grief.

There’s a more in-depth article here: http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/greek_goddess_persephone.htm