"Let Autumn end soon..." Picture

(...) In another version of the story, some people believe that upon her abduction, Persephone ate four pomegranate seeds, and she did so of her own accord. When Zeus ordered her return, Hades struck a deal with him, 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 Demeter received her daughter back, the crops blossomed, and in summer they flourished. In the autumn, Demeter changed the leaves to shades of brown and orange (her favorite colors) as a gift to Persephone before she had to return to the underworld.

"...so I can go back to him."
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