Persephone Awakes Picture

Persephone Awakes

This is my second attempt to make something for Let's Play The Similar, But Different Game!, hosted by ManipulateThis.

I selected Spring, by Lora-Vysotskaya, because of the appealing motif of something caged being set free; but, deemphasized the butterflies in favour of ivy, to emphasize the regeneartion of vegetation in the Spring, when Persephone leaves her confinement;

Also, moved the flowers from the neck, in Lora-Vysotskaya’s unique creation, to the ground, to give the goddess a more human look;

And, emphasized the natural hills in the background, decreasing the opacity of the bokeh texture, to give the supernatural motif a more naturalistic setting;

Since, the most magical thing is simply nature.

The Game:

Take A Completed Photomanipulation Created By Another Artist And Recreate It Using All Or Some Of The Same Stock And Resources, Adding New Stock And Resources, To Create A New Photomanipulation That Is Similar, But Different .

Game Piece:

Spring, by Lora-Vysotskaya

And, thanks to all the Stock Artists



Niamh Preview, by faestock

JBJ Floral Back2, by JunkbyJen

Random Texture, by MGB-Stock

Set (2), by Free-Stock-By-Wayne

3D Bird Cage, by zememz

Mountains 1, by prints-of-stock

Flower 2, by Twins72-Stocks

And, adding-

Starfield Stock, by dadrian

Moon, by TinaLouiseUk

Ivy by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy I by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ficus Ivy, by margarita-morrigan

Ivy 001 - Clear Cut PNG, by Travail-de-lame



[1] Persephone, in Greek mythology, (also called Kore or Cora,"the maiden").[n 1] She is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter.

She is the queen of the underworld, married to Hades,[1] and the personification of vegetation, which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest.

As a vegetation goddess, Persephone, and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian mysteries that predated the Olympian pantheon.[3]



My first attempt, Pandora Relents, didn’t conform to the rules, because it combined Spring, by Lora-Vysotskaya , and Embracing the Autumn Sun, by marphilhearts.


Listening to:

Spring. Antonio Vivaldi

Persephone: Cosmic Love">Hades & Persephone: Cosmic Love (Florence and the Machine Fan Video)


Persephone: A Story from Greece (A wonderful animated retelling of the myth.)


This was an interesting exercise.


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