Persephone Speech

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Bundy 0.1 Allyson Bundy Mr. B English 9 February 2018 Persephone, Queen of the Underworld The story of how Persephone became the Queen of the Underworld is an interesting one. It was a unique story, and that is why I chose Persephone to write my research paper on. In short terms, she became the Queen of the Under by being kidnapped by Hades. There are a lot more details to the story though. Persephone, otherwise known as Kore, and according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, “Kore signifies both ‘daughter’ and ‘maiden’.” She was the goddess of vegetation and grain. She mostly gets that from her mother, Demeter. This is how Persephone became the Queen of the Underworld. Persephone’s parents are Zeus and Demeter, but Demeter cares more about…show more content…
She heard Demeter’s desperate calls and went out to find her. She found Demeter walking around calling her daughter’s name. Bundy 0.4 She looked exhausted after searching for her daughter for days on end. She said that she could find Persephone, because of the scream that she had heard a few days ago. She felt a powerful force that was pulling at her. She followed it, with Demeter walking behind her. She came to the clearing to see the power pulled her to where it ended. She used her magic to find out what happened a few days ago. She saw Persephone get taken, but she didn't know by who. The culprit probably covered their tracks. Telling Demeter that she saw her get taken, but not by who. Demeter was crushed, she lived for her daughter. She thanked the magic user by granting her to be immortal. Down in the underworld, Persephone was miserable. Hades had provided her a room, and tried to give her food and drinks. Just because they are immortal, doesn't mean they dont take care of themselves. She had refused every food or gift he gave to her. She wanted to go back up to the overworld with her mother and nymph friends. Hades was so hopelessly in love with her, that he couldn't let her…show more content…
He made her iron roses with beautiful gems. She thought it was sweet that he made these things for her. When he was busy sorting the dead, she would explore the castle. One day while she was exploring, she stumbled onto a door that led outside. When she opened it, it led to a lush and beautiful garden. She walked down the small path looking in awe at the beautiful flowers and trees. “How do plants grow in this garden without sunshine?” she asked, mostly talking to herself. One of the undead, a special gardener, Bundy 0.5 appeared and told her about the spell that Hades put on it. It told her about how he had spend all of his undead life tending to this garden. It also told her about the pomegranates, they were the best pomegranates in the whole word. She felt that she could trust him and she ate one third of the whole fruit before Hades appeared. Zeus had sent Hermes to bring back Persephone, but there were certain rules for the underworld. One of those rules was, “Once a piece of food touched your lips, you had to stay in the underworld.” Hades was filled with joy about what happened. Persephone wasn't all too happy about it, but she wasn't sad either. When Demeter found
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