Myth Of Hades And Persephone Hook

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Exactly, how were the seasons created? Throughout the new discoveries of astronomy, scientists have led to the conclusion that different seasons were due to the Earth’s orbit and rotation around the Sun, but according to Greek Mythology, the establishment of the seasons had nothing to do with the relationship between the planets, in fact, it really actually just started from a bitter quarrel between two immortals that both wanted to posses a lovely goddess...
I. Persephone-also known as Proserpina in Rome(1, 2, 6, 7, 8 )
A. Only child of Zeus and Demeter
B.Grew up on Mount Olympus
C.Innocent goddess of spring and nature’s bounty→ (transitions to) the Queen of the Underworld later
II. Demeter- also known as Ceres in Rome( 1, 2, 8 )
A. Domain/ Territory of Control: Agriculture, fertility, harvest
B. Zeus’ sister
C. adores her daughter Persephone- very protective of her
III. Hades-also known as Dis (Orcus) in Rome (1, 2, 5, 7, 8 )
A. Domain/ Territory of Control: Underworld, death, wealth
B. Attracted to Persephone (even though he is shown to be emotionless and unimpressed most of the time) -wanted to claim her as his wife
C. Asks Zeus help him devise a plan to trap Persephone and Zeus agrees
IV. Persephone falls into Hades’ trap (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
A. Persephone gathers flowers near the plain of Syracuse in Sicily for a banquet
B. Went too far from her companions ( nymphs of Arethusa and Demeter)
C. Gets attracted by Narcissus→ ground opens→ Persephone falls into the Underworld and Hades seizes her while riding a chariot
V. Persephone’s stay in the Underworld (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
A. Very unhappy due to the separation between her and her mother
B. Refuses to eat any food Hades offered her
a. she knew that she will stay have to stay with Hades if she did eat his food
C. Loses her innocence and virginity
VI. Demeter's distraught (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
A. Can not find...

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