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Persephone was the Queen of the Underworld

quotations about  Persephone "I 'd rather be a slave to the worst of masters than be king of all the dead."
Achilles, Main hero of the Trojan War
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Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld in Greek mythology
Persephone. Painting of 1939 by Thomas Hart Benton
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Family Tree of Persephone

Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the Greek goddess of vegetation. Because of her purity, Persephone was often defined as "Kore", meaning the "maid".

The Role of Persephone

While her mother was the goddess of vegetation, Persephone symbolized the young vegetation. When she was abducted by Hades, the king of the dead, she became the queen of the Underworld.

Appearance of Persephone

Persephone was famous for her white hands.

The Roman name of Persephone is "Proserpina"




Myths and Fables about Persephone

The Creation of Seasons
The Creation of Seasons