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People/Characters: Persephone

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Annuna by J. C. De La Torre
Apotheon by Alientrap Games
Assassin's Creed Odyssey by Ubisoftan Isu
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire
Blood In, Blood Out by Lucien Soulban Vampire
Chaos War by Greg Pak
Cybermancy by Kelly McCullough
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer
Dazzling Brightness by Roberta Gellis
Death's Daughter by Amber Bensondeity
Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two by Penelope Proddow
The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan
Destroyer of Light by Rachel Alexander
Eating in the Underworld by Rachel Zucker
Epicurus the Sage by William Messner-Loebs
Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power by Elizabeth Donnelly Carneyin ancient belief and tomb art
Fear the Darkness by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Future State: Wonder Woman by Various
Girlhood by Melissa Febos
Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld by Chuck Crisafulli
Goddess of Legend by Erin Ashley Tanner
Goddess of Spring by P. C. CastGreek goddess
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Graceless: Alone in Time and Space... by Simon Guerrier
The Great British Tuck Shop by Steve Berry
Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor
Harry Potter and the Classical World: Greek and Roman Allusions in J.K. Rowling's Modern Epic by Richard A. Spencer
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 2 by Christian WilliamsAndrea Croton
Invoke the Goddess by Kala Trobe
The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis
The King Must Die by Mary Renault
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Life Without Crows by Gerri Leen
Life's Daughter/Death's Bride by Kathie Carlson
Lore Olympus, Season 1 by Rachel Smythe
Lore Olympus, Season 2 by Rachel Smythe
Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
Marked by Elisabeth NaughtonQueen of the Underworld
Mistress J's Playthings by Athena Morgan
Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures by G. S. Kirk
Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry
The Narcissus and the Pomegranate: An Archaeology of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter by Ann Suter
Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel by Adam Sternbergh
Nightsong by Michael Cadnum
The Ordinary Princess by M. M. KayePrincess
Orpheus and Eurydice (Greek Myths) by Hugh Lupton
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010 film] by Chris ColumbusRosario Dawson
Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
Persephone by Eva Pohler
Persephone by Warwick Hutton
Persephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
Persephone in Hades by Ruth Pitter
Persephone the Phony (Goddess Girls) by Joan Holub
Persephone's garden by Glynnis Fawkes
Persephone: Greek Goddess of the Underworld (Legendary Goddesses) by Amie Jane Leavitt
A Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1) by Diantha Jones
Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
Receiver of Many by Rachel Alexander
Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth by Cassandra Khaw
Sister Wendy's Story of Painting by Wendy Beckett
A Snag in the Tapestry by Amethyst Marie
Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff
Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorneas Prosperpina
Telemachus 2. At the Gates of Hades by Kid Toussaint
Test of Vengeance by Bryan NystulGreek Goddess
Thirteen Days of Midnight by Leo HuntLuke's mum, Horatio's ex-wife
Two Queens of Heaven: Aphrodite and Demeter (Greek Myths) by Doris Gates
Unauthorized Magic by Mike Cahill
White Lotus by Libbie Hawkerhetaera
Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Gods and Mortals by George Pérez
Wonder Woman Volume 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello
The World of Myth: An Anthology by David Adams Leeming

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Persephone (Greek: Περσεφόνη) was the Greek goddess of the Underworld, and daughter of Zeus and Demeter.

In Greek mythology, Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəni/ pər-SEF-ə-nee; Greek: Περσεφόνη), also called Kore (/ˈkɔːriː/ KOR-ee; Greek: Κόρη; "the maiden"), is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable, majestic queen of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. She becomes the queen of the underworld through her abduction by and subsequent marriage to Hades, the god of the underworld.

The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation, which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence, she is also associated with spring as well as the fertility of vegetation. Persephone as a vegetation goddess and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, which promised the initiated a more enjoyable prospect after death. The origins of her cult are uncertain, but it was based on very old agrarian cults of agricultural communities.

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