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  • Persephone: The Princess Who Stopped The Harvest

    out of the year? According to ancient Greeks, there is always a myth for that. Demeter is the goddess of harvest and her daughter, Persephone, had lived life the most blissfully. With not a care in the world nor responsibilities to worry about, she truly lived freely. Her mother had sheltered Persephone from all the men who wanted to pursue her in marriage. So Persephone spent her days frolicking in flower fields. Until the day her world changed forever. Until the day that Hades captured her and…

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  • Demeter And Persephone Research Paper

    The myth of Demeter and Persephone is one of kidnapping, incest and betrayal. This myth has also impacted the way seasons change, how worshiping Demeter came to be. Demeter is the mother of Persephone and sister of Zeus and Hades. Persephone is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus and niece to Hades. Zeus is the husband and brother to Demeter, father to Persephone and brother to Hades. Hades, brother to Zeus and Demeter and uncle to Persephone. Demeter is the Greek Goddess of grain and…

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  • Persephone: The Embodiment Of The Lucky Country

    Persephone ((The story of Persephone is quite commonly known of Greek mythology. Yet, it can be argued that as more and more editions of the story were told, the original was quite different. Whilst the tale told is of a young girl kidnapped by Hades and tricked into staying with him, another lesser known version tells the story of a young woman who sought adventure and chose to visit and then stay with the Lord of the Underworld. This version, deserves to be told. With a new setting to reflect…

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  • A Comparison Of Persephone And The Hero's Journey

    consciousness. That said, this story also relates to themes of spiritual communication and healing, but with a slight twist. This spiritual descent is forced upon Persephone instead of being a willing choice, like Inanna, perhaps being an extension of the idea of evil spirits toying with people. Then, just as she is about to escape, Persephone is permanently bound to the Underworld by eating the pomegranate. The Underworld punishes her for taking from it and thus becomes a part of the Underworld…

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  • Sarcophagus Panel Reduction Of Persephone Analysis

    Sarcophagus Panel Depicting the Abduction of Persephone was created by an anonymous Ionian sculptor around 190/200 CE. The Sarcophagus Panel Depicting the Abduction of Persephone is a high relief sculpture that shows Hades (god of the underworld) abducting Demeter’s (the harvest goddess) very young daughter Persephone so that he can marry the young girl. This relief sculpture was inspired by the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, which tells the story of Hades kidnapping Persephone. This work of art is a…

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  • The Myth Of Persephone And The Twilight Saga By Stephanie Meyers

    of Persephone is an interesting one, especially when considering how the original myth has influenced many modern novels that have been written in todays’ century. Certain aspects of the myth, such as Persephone falling in love with Hades, and the affects Persephone’s being in the underworld has on her mother are being rewritten in new ways and incorporate in popular novels such as the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers. This paper will look at the Twilight Sega and how the myth of Persephone has…

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  • My Parents: My Goals And Relationship With Persephone

    girl and I became a quite, gothic chick. My need for my parents advice and guidance became less and less The similarities and my relationship with my sister became less and less also. Goal: Leave behind old life and gain independence. Like Persephone, I wanted to please my parents. They made me feel safe and I felt like I could trust…

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  • Nature And Symbolism In Two Sisters Of Persephone By Sylvia Plath

    The poem “Two Sisters of Persephone” by Sylvia Plath demonstrates several themes. Among these are time, nature, and duality. As time progresses, so do the emotions of the two sisters. The nature of the sisters’ surroundings can influence them, and human nature may play a role in their perception. The duality of the two sisters demonstrates their differences and how they compliment each other. The usage of literary devices also supports these themes. Imagery and euphemism compliment the theme of…

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  • Gender's Effect On The Realms In Robert Fagles The Odyssey

    agency make Homer’s society seem hypocritical in that respect for females varies based on their immortality. Persephone is one of the often ignored, but still powerful goddesses in The Odyssey. Hades is absent throughout the epic, and when Odysseus visits the underworld, only Persephone is mentioned. The few times she appears are connected to events she willed to happen: “Even in death—Persephone has given him wisdom, / everlasting vision to him and him alone…”…

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  • A Comparison Of Apollodorus Odyssey And Ovid's Odyssey

    the god or goddess’s life from Apollodorus’ Library. These small details would help to fill in the blanks of the god or goddess’s life so that the reader would be able to understand the myth better. This paper will discuss the myth of the Rape of Persephone and compare the similarities in the information presented in Apollodorus’ Library and in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, while also discussing the information added…

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