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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.
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Noun1.Proserpine - goddess of the underworldProserpine - goddess of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Persephone
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You must go to the house of Hades and of dread Proserpine to consult the ghost of the blind Theban prophet Teiresias, whose reason is still unshaken.
On this, many dead men's ghosts will come to you, and you must tell your men to skin the two sheep that you have just killed, and offer them as a burnt sacrifice with prayers to Hades and to Proserpine.
When I had got the men together I said to them, 'You think you are about to start home again, but Circe has explained to me that instead of this, we have got to go to the house of Hades and Proserpine to consult the ghost of the Theban prophet Teiresias.
He prayed that no son of mine might ever sit upon knees--and the gods, Jove of the world below and awful Proserpine, fulfilled his curse.
A month earlier at Sotheby's London, the allegorical chalk drawing Proserpine of 1880, again of Jane Morris, with Rossetti's own sonnet on the reverse, fetched 3.
by Agence France-Presse Australian senator Pauline Hanson laughs as she has a photograph taken with local resident Brodie Tophan in the main street of the northern Australian town of Proserpine in Queensland, Australia, on November 9, 2017.
Palaszczuk will have spent the first three days of her campaign in the all-important battleground of north Queensland, from Airlie Beach and Proserpine to Townsville and Cairns.
Additional swiftwater rescue teams are being stationed at Rockhampton, Proserpine and Airlie Beach in anticipation of heavy rainfall and the possibility of flash flooding occurring in the coming days, Ms Carroll said.
The RACQ Central Queensland Helicopter arrived and escorted the boat back to shore, where officials transported three passengers to the Proserpine Hospital.
Henry VIII, Les Barbares, Helene, and many others have fallen into obscurity; however, Palazzetto Bru Zane has set out to revive lesser-known French operas from the 19th century, and the recent release of SaintSaens' Proserpine is Vol.
Again, under the subheading Perelandra and Its Inhabitants in Chapter 5, she meaningfully expands on her connection between Lewis's Tinidril and Matilda in the Purgatorio: "By specifically fashioning his lady to resemble Dante's Matilda, who is reminiscent of Proserpine, Lewis may obliquely be suggesting that she is in danger too, since 'the ruler of hell' in his cosmic scheme (The Bent One) is trying to capture her as well" (as Hades/Pluto did Persephone/Proserpina) [86].
Poems and Ballads (first series) includes three hexameter poems: "Hymn to Proserpine," "A Song in Time of Revolution.