Destino del Persephona Picture

Persephone lived a peaceful life before she became the goddess of the underworld, which, according to Olympian mythographers, did not occur until Hades abducted her and brought her into the underworld.
She was innocently picking flowers with some nymphs—and Athena and Artemis in a field in Enna when he came, bursting up through a cleft in the earth. Life came to a standstill as the devastated Demeter searched everywhere for her lost daughter. Helios, the sun, who sees everything, eventually told her what had happened.
Finally, Zeus, pressured by the cries of the hungry people and by the other gods who also heard their anguish, could not put up with the dying earth and forced Hades to return Persephone. But before she was released to Hermes, who had been sent to retrieve her, Hades tricked her into eating three pomegranate seeds, (or six, or four according to some versions of the myth) which forced her to return to the underworld for one month each year for every seed that she ate.

Done in Photoshop CS2.



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