Winter Pays for the Summer Picture

this illustrates the story of Hades and Persephone.

Hades falls in love with Persephone, the lovely daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest. He kidnaps her and takes her to the underworld to be his bride. Demeter, mourning the loss of her daughter sends a plague upon the land. Crops die, birds leave, people starve as a result of Demeter's saddness. She demands Persephone's return and Hades eventually agrees. However, before letting persephone go he has her eat a piece of pommegranite. Naive, she eats it. Hades reveals that now that she has eaten under his house she must live with him for part of the year. During this time, Demeter mourns again and the earth dies. But in spring, Persephone returns and live begins anew.

Winter Pays for Summer. There must be saddness before we are born anew. I tried to put that meaning into this as well, as it tends to be a recurring theme in my life >_<

"One way or another, the winter pays for the summer,
won't get what you want, but what you got will be good,"

I'm grateful
Comic Persefone II
Winter Pays for the Summer
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