Persephone's Pomegranate Mask
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Once upon a time, when the world was new and gods had a lot of time on their hands, there lived the goddess, Persephone. Daughter of the goddess, Demeter, she was the goddess of agriculture and loved tending the Earth and her plants. One day, the god of the Underworld, Hades, saw Persephone tending flowers in the field and was instantly smitten with her. So in love that he left the dark and the shadow to meet the young goddess in the light. Now, some say that she was kidnapped and taken to the Underworld by force, but we personally doubt that telling and our story goes that she went with Hades willingly as she was in love with the dark god who was unlike anyone she had ever met before. Up above, Demeter searched and searched for her daughter but to no avail. She abandoned the Earth and searched frantically for her daughter who was the light of her life. In her absence, the Earth stopped growing and instead the plant life withered and grew cold. Humans shivered as their food supply dwindled for they had never known a winter before and as such, had not prepared. In their panic, they cried out to the gods to save them from a cold, hungry death. Finally, Zeus decided to intervene and went to Demeter to find out what was causing such chaos. Upon finding the frantic mother beside herself with worry, he sent Hermes through out this world and the rest to find the lost goddess, Persephone. When Hermes returned with the news that Persephone was safe and well in the Underworld, Demeter went into a rage and demanded of Zeus that he make his brother return her daughter to her. Zeus asked of his brother to return Persephone at once or all the humans would die. Hades, not being overly concerned by death ironically, sent word back that if only Zeus had acted sooner! For already, Persephone had eaten food of the Underworld, six pomegranate seeds to be exact, and by the rules of the Universe, was permanently tied to the Underworld and thus, to him. Demeter was grief stricken to the point that the weather turned colder and colder and humans died at worrying rates. At last, Zeus broke a truce between Hades and Demeter. Since Persephone had eaten six seeds, she would stay in the Underworld with Hades for 6 months out of the year, and the remaining six months with her mother on Earth. And thus, we have our seasons as Demeter still mourns every time her daughter leaves and rejoices every time she comes home to her.