Definition of Persephone in English:

Persephone

Line breaks: Per|seph¦one
Pronunciation: /pəˈsɛfəni
 
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Greek Mythology
A goddess, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Roman name Proserpina.

Persephone was carried off by Hades and made queen of the underworld. Demeter refused to let the earth produce its fruits until her daughter was restored to her, but because Persephone had eaten some pomegranate seeds in the other world, she was obliged to spend part of every year there. Her story symbolizes the return of spring and the life and growth of corn

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