Mythology Meme - Gods and Goddesses (1/?)Persephone
The beautiful Persephone wandered through the fields of Enna gathering flowers with her friends make themselves crowns. Persephone was distracted by the vision of the most enchanting flower she had ever seen. It was a narcissus, the exact flower her father hoped that she would find. As she reached down to pluck it from its resting place, her feet began to tremble and the earth was split in two. From this gaping crevice in the ground emerged a chariot pulled by coal-black horses. And in the chariot was a man with a dark and solemn face. He stole Persephone from the earth and they descended to the underworld, for the man was Hades and he wished to make Persephone his queen.
Persephone wished to see her mother up above, but she was torn by her desire to remain Hades’ wife. Not wishing for her to leave, Hades pressed seven pomegranate seeds into Persephone’s palm and told her to eat them so she would come back to him. So, each spring Persephone returns to earth with the flowers that pave her way, to visit her mother and tell the story of rebirth, hope and harmony. Then in the winter months she returns to her husband to rule over the lost souls of the Underworld as Goddess of death.