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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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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
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Persephone

[pəˈsɛfənɪ] nPersefone f
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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.
"Signorina!" echoed Persephone in her glorious contralto.
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.
[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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With him unable to provide for her, she decides to descend to the depths of hell on the invitation of Hades (Patrick Page), who rules the Underworld with his wife, Persephone (Amber Gray).
Synopsis: Sixteen years ago, Sylvie's sister Persephone never came home.
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