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.
Claire Foy, right, the star of BBC One's Little Dorrit, plays Lady Persephone, the beautiful, younger sister of Lady Agnes who refuses to adhere to the rules of 165 Eaton Place.
They look at nature in Francis Bacon's Novum Organum (1620), gendering the jellyfish, an ecocritical reading of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, Louise Gluck's 21st-century Persephone the Wanderer, the multiple genders of Orlando and nature in Virgina Woolf's Orlando, the politics of ambivalence in Annie Proulx' Brokeback Mountain, and other topics.
Everything was wrong Alcestis notes of the underworld the improper questions and missed cues the way Hades bent his head to Persephone.
Dove's reinvention of Persephone gives her agency, autonomy, and the ability to express sexual desire, which Walters sees as a reflection of the feminist movement's ideals (170).
He turns his nose up at common dog food, so owner Persephone Walter-Clark buys him finest fillet steak.
Featuring sweeping and beautiful color illustrations, Persephone is a picutrebook retelling of the classic myth of Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter.
collection, Persephone in America, won the 2008 Crab Orchard Open Poetry