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Persephone

Persephone

In Greek mythology, Persephone (Persephoneia or Kore in Ancient Greek) was the the queen of the Underworld, or the young maiden, and the daughter of Demeter. Persephone ("she who destroys light") is her name in the Ionic Greek of epic literature. In Greek art, Persephone is often portrayed robed, carrying a sheaft of grain, and smiling demurely with the "Archaic Smile" of the Kore of Antenor.



The figure of Persephone is a well-known one today. Her story has great emotional power: An innocent madien; a mother's grief at the abduction and return of her daughter. It is also cited frequently as a paradigm of myths that explain natural processes, with the decent and return of the goddess bringing about the change of the season.



But the Greeks know another face of Persphone as well. She is also the terrible Queen Of The Dead, whose name was not safe to speak aloud, who was named simply "The Maiden". Her central myth was also the back story of the secret initiatory mystery rites of Eleusis, wich promised immortality to their awe-struck participants: An immortality in her world beneth the soil, feasting with the heros beneath her dreaded gaze.

In Greek art, Persephone is invariably portrayed robed. She may be carrying a sheaf of grain and smiling demurely with the "Archaic smile" of the Kore of Antenor.

ParentsEdit

Persephone's parents are Demeter and Zeus.


PowersEdit

Persephone's Children can travel within the Underworld, and they are the only demigods that can shadow travel besides Hades. Children of Persephone can grow and control poisonous plants and they also can control the dead

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