Persephone's Temptation

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Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, goddess of nature and the harvest. One day Persephone was in a field with some nymphs and Hades, the god of the underworld, saw her and was immediately interested. He abducted her and brought her down to the underworld with him. While in the underworld, Hades tried to get Persephone to stay by eating the food that would keep her there forever. Persephone, however, knew better than to fall for that. She was very unhappy and spent all her time in the gardens of the underworld. While she was there, she came upon a pomegranite tree. The fruit looked so good to her that she had to taste some. She ate six seeds of the pomegranite. Immediately Hades knew he had won her. Meanwhile, Demeter was so upset that her daughter had been abducted, that she made the world cold and barren. Demeter's blight on the earth was such a problem that Zues, king of the gods, intervened. He decided that six months of the year Persephone must stay in Hades for the six seeds she had eaten, but the other six she would be with her mother, and that is why the seasons change. This is Persephone in the underworld reaching for the pomegranite.

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