A Taste for the Dead Picture

So, once upon a time, Persephone gets kidnapped by her uncle Hades while she was picking flowers. He takes her to the Underworld, the land of the dead. Hades wants her to be his queen, Persephone pines to be back up under the sun. She withers like a flower in the gloomy darkness of the Underworld. Hades concedes to allow her to return to her mother, Demeter, who has been searching for her for months. But Hades' gardener, Ascalaphus, convinces Persephone to eat a few seeds from a pomegranate to calm her rumbling stomach. When Hades learns of this, he grins; he knows that anyone who eats the food of the dead must stay in the Underworld. Demeter does not want to lose her precious daughter again, yet Hades insists that Persephone returns to him. They decide to consult their younger brother, the king of the gods, Zeus. He declares that Persephone must stay in the Underworld for a month for each of the seeds she consumed. And so, Persephone stays with Demeter and the whole world is full of life and beauty, but when Persephone returns to her husband in the Underworld, the world turns barren and dark.

And that is where the seasons come from.

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