Sculpture Garden

Sawyer Lawson

Persephone was the daughter of the goddess Demeter, the goddess of the harvest and plants. Persephone was controller of the spring and queen of the underworld. How she got to be Hades wife is a fascinating story, the god of the dead was never in a good mood, but what made him especially upset is that he had no one to love that is until he saw Persephone. He immediately fell in love with her knew he wanted her as his wife. He brought her to the underworld. Demeter was furious. She sent Hermes, the messenger god, to retrieve her, but it was too late. She had already eaten pomegranate seeds, and once you eat them, you have to stay there.

Seeing Demeter’s despair Zeus ruled that for every seed she ate was the months that she spent in each place with her mother and her husband, so each had six months with her in the fall and winter when Persephone was with Hades, Demeter grew sad, and the plants died, but in the spring and summer she was joyous to have her daughter, and the plants flourished. (P.S Even though Hades had kidnapped Persephone, they may have grown to love and appreciate each other.)