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 (prō-sûr′pə-nə) also Pro·ser·pi·ne (prō-sûr′pə-nē, prŏs′ər-pīn′)
n. Roman Mythology
The daughter of Ceres who became the goddess of the underworld when Pluto carried her away and made her his wife.


(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of the underworld. Greek counterpart: Persephone


(pərˈsɛf ə ni)

an ancient Greek goddess, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades to be queen of the underworld.
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Noun1.Proserpina - goddess of the underworldProserpina - goddess of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Persephone
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Kate's presence is keenly felt on the record, with a cover of Prosperpina, her final song.
Schakel's The Longing for a Form for a discussion of other sources for the Green Witch, including Spenser's Prosperpina, as well as an analysis of the function of true knowledge in The Silver Chair.
As the Prosperpina of the title, Anita's character implicitly dramatizes potential of cycle of spring and winter, life and death.