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powers and responsibilities
Transcript of powers and responsibilities
Powers and Responsibilities
PERSEPHONE : Greek Queen of the Underworld, Goddess of Spring ; Mythology ; Pictures : PROSERPINA." PERSEPHONE : Greek Queen of the Underworld, Goddess of Spring ; Mythology ; Pictures : PROSERPINA. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2015.
By: Sarah Gonzalez
Wreath of flowers worn in peoples hair
Fertility and vegetation
Meaning of name
The name Persephone means to bring or cause death -- a "destructive slayer." Sometimes called Kore, the Maiden, the Mistress, the Iron Queen, the Pale Queen.
I am the Queen of the Underworld. I rule alongside my kidnapper and loving husband Hades. I am also the Goddess of Spring and growth.
References in Today's Society
The pomegranate was also known as the "fruit of the dead" and anyone who ate the food of the dead was committed to stay in the underworld.
The torch relates to the pair of flaming torches Demeter carried in her search for Persephone.
The bat symbolized death and rebirth.
Wreath of Flowers:
Flowers were associated with birth and life after death. Flowers also symbolized with the return of spring after winter.
Persephone grew up to be a beautiful young woman desired by many, even the great Underworld God Hades. Hades knew Demeter, Persephone's mother wouldn't allow it so he took matters into his own hands. On a beautiful day like most Persephone went picking flowers for her mother with her nymph friends. Persephone happened to pick up a narcissus which unlocked the Underworld for Hades to come out on his chariot abducting Persephone against her will. Demeter, was so heart broken that she killed all the crops and created winter until her daughter was returned. Hades, granted her wish but the night before Persephone was to leave Hades feed her pomegranate seed which bound her to come back to him. Thus, the seasons were created when Persephone was in the Underworld with Hades, Demeter created winter. When Persephone was in Olympus with her mother it was spring time.
"Some of them want to use you,
Some of them want to be used by you,
Some of them want to abuse you,
Some of them want to be abused"
– The Eurythmics
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying."
– Robert Herrick
"Persephone, Greek Goddess." Of Innocence and Queen of the Underworld. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.
The Myth of Hades and Persephone." Greek Myths Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.