Greek Mythology: Persephone

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When reading books and fairy tales, people more often than not learn many things. Not just crazy facts about dolphins, but real things that can be useful in everyday life. Stories are told every day by people for many different reasons. They are often told to give people hope when times are tough. They can also be used to give a message to a reader like how actions have consequences. Greek Mythology is no exception to this theory. Many messages and lessons could be learned from these myths like Persephone. Persephone is a great story that passes down many message and life lessons that can still be learned in life today.When talking about Greek Mythology, there are gods and goddesses for nearly everything you can think of. Like most civilizations, …show more content…
Zeus, considered the king of Olympians, had many wives, some of them even being his sisters. Demeter, one of his wives and also his sister, was the goddess of harvest and fertility. This means that she is the goddess that controls the crops and keeps land fertile, therefore, we can have suitable farmland for harvesting. Zeus and Demeter came to have a daughter named Persephone. Persephone was the goddess of spring. Since Persephone was one of Zeus’ many children, she had a lot of siblings growing up. She had no full siblings because she was the only child of Zeus and Demeter. She was raised by her nurturing mother and often played with her half-siblings. She hung out with Athena and Aphrodite, some of her father’s daughters. She was a parent’s dream child, always being cheerful and compliant. Growing up, she was nicknamed Kore, meaning young maiden. Her childlike innocence and beauty became known as she got older. Her mother was very protective of her and tried to keep all men away from her precious Persephone. Persephone did not show any interest in marriage most likely because her mother would not allow men near …show more content…
The myth about Persephone was about how she became the rightful queen of the underworld and the wife of Hades. During the six months that Persephone was not with her mother that she spent in the underworld her mother was sad and depressed and did not want to deal with harvesting for others, therefore, she would leave the world to decline. According to the Ancient Greeks, these were the months of autumn and winter, for when the land is not fertile and crops will not grow. But when Persephone was living with her mother at Olympus she would be happy and the land would be fertile and fruitful again. During that time,that is considered to be known as spring and summer. So, in conclusion, the myth about Persephone was created to better explain and understand the seasons and the cycle of the death and rebirth of nature. Persephone is a great example of how stories can be used to share life lessons for many

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