Persephone Picture

Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful young woman that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. One day, when she was collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, the earth suddenly opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her. None but Zeus, and the all-seeing sun, Helios, had noticed it.

Broken-hearted, Demeter wandered the earth, looking for her daughter until Helios revealed what had happened. Demeter was so angry that she withdrew herself in loneliness, and the earth ceased to be fertile. Knowing this could not continue much longer, Zeus sent Hermes down to Hades to make him release Persephone. Hades grudgingly agreed, but before she went back he gave Persephone a pomegranate (or the seeds of a pomegranate, according to some sources). When she later ate of it, it bound her to underworld forever and she had to stay there one-third of the year. The other months she stayed with her mother. When Persephone was in Hades, Demeter refused to let anything grow and winter began. This myth is a symbol of the budding and dying of nature. (From persephone.html">[link] )

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"Persephone
I will keep this brooding brief
For it is fate and not just my belief
That keeps you coming back to me

Persephone
I will smolder in this grief
For time is very fine a thief
But he cannot steal from destiny

I will stand and I will fight with all my might
Here on the line between the darkness
And the light until at last, I have thee in my custody
Persephone

Persephone
Return the symphony to this drone
The rainbow to the monochrome
And love to the damned
What we might be to what I am
Persephone

I will stand and I will fight with all my might
Here on the line between the darkness
And the light until at last, I have thee in my custody
Persephone

And should the mortals dare design
To keep you ever theirs and never mine
Should they, in the name of liberty,
Enslave you to their needs
Your ransom has been paid with seven pomegranate seeds

Persephone
Persephone
Persephone" ~ 'Persephone' by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers ~

Enjoy!

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More info: Morphed from V4, Rendered in Poser 7 and postwork plus digital/hair & eye painting in Photoshop CS5.

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