The Rape of Persephone Picture
This is my movie poster for the story "The Rape of Persephone". Persephone is a Greek goddess of both life and death. She is the goddess of springtime and the queen of the Underworld. When she was a child, Hades enticed her into the Underworld. Hades wanted to keep her forever as his bride but was forced by Zeus to release her. Before he returned her to the world above, he gave her pomegranate seeds, thus forming a contract that required her to return every year for four months. These months are the winter months, when the plants begin to die. This represents her death as well. When she returns to earth, spring comes and life is brought back to both nature and herself.