Persephone's Fruit Picture

Persephone is the Greek goddess of the Underworld.
The story goes…
Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. All were enraptured by her astounding beauty, even Hades, god of the Underworld. One day, as Persephone is picking flowers, the earth swallows her up and she is imprisoned in the Underworld. Inconsolable at her daughter’s sudden disappearance, Demeter wanders the earth, broken-hearted. When the truth about her daughter is revealed to her, Demeter withdraws in despair and loneliness, causing the earth to become barren and infertile. Finally, Zeus sends Hermes to rescue Persephone from Hades, and she is released. As she leaves, Hades gives her a pomegranate. When she eats the fruit, she becomes bound to Hades for eternity, and is forced to spend a part of the year in his realm. Whenever she does this, Demeter withdraws and the earth becomes barren once more, causing winter.

Thus, the pomegranate. I love Greek mythology.
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