Proserpine's pomegranate Picture

Proserpine's series.
Made by Francis-Art as photographer and costume maker and me as her model.

Did you know the myth about Proserpine?


Pluto obeyed, but before letting her go he made her eat six pomegranate seeds, because those who have eaten the food of the dead could not return to the world of the living. This meant that she would have to live six months of each year with him, and stay the rest with her mother. This story was undoubtedly meant to illustrate the changing of the seasons: when Ceres welcomes her daughter back in the spring the earth blossoms, and when Proserpina must be returned to her husband it withers.

In another version of the story, Proserpina ate only four pomegranate seeds, and she did so of her own accord. When Jupiter ordered her return, Pluto struck a deal with Jupiter, saying that since she had stolen his pomegranate seeds, she must stay with him four months of the year in return. For this reason, in spring when Ceres receives her daughter back, the crops blossom, and in summer they flourish.

It makes me crazy, but look at this pretty pomegranate... It's not just a fruit. This pomegranate is the personification of life and death. And once you look at it you start believe in Destiny and other crazy things.

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