Persephone: Queen Of The Underworld

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Persephone (pur-SEF-uh-nee) Beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Carried off to the Underworld by Hades. Sometimes considered an Olympian. She paroled Sisyphus from the Underworld. Peirithous and Theseus attempted to abduct her.

Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She was the goddess of springtime and, after her abduction by Hades she became his wife and Queen of the underworld for six months of each year. The mint and pomegranate is sacred to her.

Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful girl that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. When she was a little girl, she and the Oceanids were collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, when suddenly the earth opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her. None but Zeus had noticed it. Broken-hearted, Demeter wandered the earth, looking for her daughter until Helios, the all-seeing, revealed what had happened. Demeter was so angry that she withdrew herself in loneliness, and all fertility on earth stopped. Finally, Zeus sent Hermes down to Hades to make him release Persephone. Hades grudgingly agreed, but before she went back he gave Persephone a pomegranate to eat, thus she would always be connected to his realm and had to stay there one-third of the year.

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Runes of the Day


This rune represents travel or movement. This can mean a journey through life itself, a pilgrimage, quest or a spiritual one towards enlightenment. It can mean information in the form of a message both received and given. Changes will operate at all levels when this Rune appears.


This rune represents freezing, coolness within friendships or relationships, inactivity, stagnation and waiting. Your plans may have to be put on hold or remain as they are until a more favourable time. Patience will be needed.

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