I have recently become intrigued with the mythology of the Greek Goddess Persephone and her troubled , yet compelling story of love, trickery and sacrifice.

Persephone’s story is of the goddess of the Underworld. In one myth, Persephone was kidnapped by Hades, the king of darkness,  and taken to live in the underworld as his wife. Her mother, Demeter (goddess of the Harvest), was so distraught  mourned for her daughter  causing an elimination of natural growth and the creating a forever winter state of baron land.

Zesus saw was was happening and could not leave the Earth to die, so he commanded Hades to return the beloved daughter, Persephone.  However Hades had a plot, he tricked her into eating four pomegranate seeds, because of this, she was condemned to spend four months in the Underworld every year. During these fours months her mother mourns again creating the winter season on Earth, and when Persephone returns spring and summer appears.

Blessed be, F x

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