Persephone


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Per·seph·o·ne

 (pər-sĕf′ə-nē)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Demeter and Zeus who was abducted by Hades but rescued by her mother and thereafter spent six months of the year on earth and six months in the underworld.

Persephone

(pəˈsɛfənɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades and made his wife and queen of the underworld, but allowed part of each year to leave it. Roman counterpart: Proserpina

Per•seph•o•ne

(pərˈsɛf ə ni)

n.
an ancient Greek goddess, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades to be queen of the underworld.
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Noun1.Persephone - (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and DemeterPersephone - (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations
Персефона
Persèfone
Persefona
Persefone
Persephone
Persefono
Persefone
פרספונה
पर्सिफ़ोनी
Perzefona
Perszephoné
ペルセポネー
페르세포네
Persefonė
Persefone
Persephone
Persefona
Perséfone
Persefona
Persefona
Персефона
Persefone
เพอร์ซิโฟเน
Persephone
Персефона

Persephone

[pəˈsefənɪ] NPerséfone f

Persephone

[pəˈsɛfənɪ] nPersefone f
References in classic literature ?
And it was Persephone whom he asked leave to pick up on the way, saying that she was his sister--Persephone, tall and slender and pale, returning with the Spring to her mother's cottage, and still shading her eyes from the unaccustomed light.
Phaethon, who for some time had been endeavouring to kiss Persephone, had just succeeded.
discovered by Matthiae at Moscow, describes the seizure of Persephone by Hades, the grief of Demeter, her stay at Eleusis, and her vengeance on gods and men by causing famine.
For in the ninth year Persephone sends the souls of those from whom she has received the penalty of ancient crime back again from beneath into the light of the sun above, and these are they who become noble kings and mighty men and great in wisdom and are called saintly heroes in after ages.
To him even after death did Persephone grant mind,] that he alone should be wise; but the other souls are flitting shades.
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The story is best known as the Greek myth of Persephone, the goddess of spring whose descent into the underworld was one of the most popular mythological motifs in art and literature throughout Carroll's lifetime, indeed the entire Victorian age.
Of course, both Persephone and Prometheus were also mythological deities about whom there are many different versions of their activities.
Apres la fermeture de l'atelier d'ecriture de la cooperative [beaucoup moins que] Persephone [beaucoup plus grand que] que tenait Randa El Koli, cet art a connu une traversee du desert, mais grace au comite des fetes et a la reussite de la premiere edition en 2014, qui a reuni plusieurs poetes des quatre coins du pays et de Tunisie avec la presence marquante d'Anis Chouchen, le slam renait peu a peu dans la capitale des hauts plateaux.
Spring is here and, even though the weather over the weekend does not really support what we consider spring, all those beautiful pink flowers blooming on almond trees make it clear that Persephone (goddess of fertility -- who reigns over the underworld for most of the year and only comes back to earth to allow the ground to be fertile and bring about the harvest) is very much present.
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Inside, archaeologists found a pair of larger-than-life statues of young women and a mosaic pavement depicting the abduction of the goddess Persephone by Hades, king of the underworld.