Persephone: Child Of Zeus And Demeter

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Persephone was a child of Zeus and Demeter. She first bore the name Kore (the maiden). She was playing in a meadow with some of her Nymph friends, when she was abducted by Hades and taken to the Underworld. Her mother grieved over her disappearance and vowed to not let anything grow on Earth until her daughter returned, when she found out that Zeus was involved in the abduction. People and animals were dying as fatigue settled over the land, so Zeus agreed to return Persephone. However, Hades had a different plan. He tricked Persephone into eating pomegranate seeds (food of the Underworld), so Persephone would have to stay with him. Them Zeus got involved. He said that Persephone would get to stay with her mother half the year but, she would

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