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Yes. That was why there was a giant famine.

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Yes, that's how the Greeks explained a famine and seasons.

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Q: Demeter vows that she will not let fruit grow on the earth until Persephone is returned?
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What is the story on hades and Persephone?

Persephone (daughter of Demeter) was stolen by Hades to be his wife. Demeter searched the world and when she found out Persephone was in the Underworld she was mad. She went to bring her daughter back but she had eaten the fruit of the Underworld so she couldn't leave. They made a deal that for some of the year she'd be with Hades and for the rest she'd be with Demeter. That formed the seasons. Fall and Winter with Hades and Spring and Summer with Demeter.

How was Persephone married to hades?

Hades had the approval of Zeus before he acted to kidnap Persephone, it was only Demeter who did not know what had become of her daughter; Persephone herself either accepted Hades or was tricked into eating from the fruit of the Underworld thus gaining domain beside Hades as his Queen (between the autumn and spring, Persephone was with him); further after Persephone was reunited with Demeter, their union was celebrated by the gods and goddesses of Greek Myth.

What was the myth of Pluto and Persephone about?

Hades (Pluto is the Roman version of Hades) is the Greek god of the dead and the underworld. Persephone is the daughter of Demeter, Greek goddess of the harvest and growing plants. Hades saw Persephone, decided he was in love with her and kidnapped her. Demeter mourned the loss of her daughter and the world went barren of growing plants. Eventually the gods found Persephone in the underworld with Hades, but before she was found she had eaten six pomogranate seeds. Because she had eaten of the fruit of the underworld, she was bound to stay. The gods worked out an agreement that Persephone would spend 6 months of the year with Hades in the underworld, one month for each seed eaten, and would spend the rest of the year with Demeter. This is the explanation for the changing of the seasons - when Persephone is with Demeter, plants grow because Demeter is happy to have her daughter back. When Persephone returns to the underworld, Demeter grieves and the world goes barren, aka the seasons turn to winter.

What did Demeter feel when her daughter was taken?

When Demeter's daughter Persephone was taken by Hades the god of the underworld, she was heartbroken and searched for her everyday. She found her but it was too late. Persephone had eaten some of the underworld fruit. The deal was to stay with her mother for the Spring and Summer, and being Hades's queen for the Winter and Autumn.

Why does hades eventually agree to allow Persephone to return to earth?

Loop hole, Persephone only ate some of the pomegranate fruit, not the whole.

How did Persephone come to be with Hades?

When Hades saw Persephone he thought she was beautiful and he asked Zeus for permission to make her the queen of the underworld. Persephone was Innocently picking flowers when Hades burst up through the ground, grabbed Persephone by the waist and pulled her down into the underworld. When Demeter was told by Helios the sun who sees all what had happened and Demeter morned for her daughter. Demeter sent word to Zeus that as long as her daughter was gone the earth would bare no fruit. Meanwhile Persephone did not eat anything out of spite towards her captor. People were dying due to starvation and eventually Zeus had to send Hermes to get Persephone back. When Persephone received this news she was so thrilled that she ate six (four, seven or eight depending on what version) pomegranate seeds. Having eaten in the underworld she was bound to the underworld (just one of the rules) so she spent six (four seven or eight depending on what version you read) months in the underworld and spent the rest with her mother. During the time Persephone is gone the earth is bare and fruitless (winter/fall) but the earth thrives when Persephone is with her mother (spring/summer).

Did Hades ever get married?

Hades did actually get married. The story goes like this:Persephone, daughter of Demeter and Zeus, was playing in the fields while her mother was tending to the earth. Hades saw her and thought her the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. He came up from a hole in the earth and swept Persephone back to the Underworld. Persephone was lonely and took to wandering the gardens.Meanwhile, Demeter had gone on a crazy search for her daughter. When she couldn't find Persephone, Demeter went to Zeus, begging he help her find their daughter. Zeus was able to find Persephone and allowed her to come back to her mother as long as she hadn't eaten the fruit of the Underworld.Unfortunately, Persephone managed to eat seven pomegranate seeds. She had been terribly hungry and said it had onlybeen a few seeds. But Hades- desperate to keep his beloved- replied that the seeds were enough to matter.Hades and Demeter made a deal. Persephone had to stay in the Underworld for half the year and could go back to her mother for the other half as long as Persephone married Hades. Demeter and Persephone agreed.And that's how Hades was married.

What myth explained the seasons?

While gathering flowers in a field one day, Persephone (daughter of Zeus and Demeter) was abducted to the Underworld by Hades, who arose in his chariot from a fissure in the ground. Demeter, goddess of the harvest, was heartbroken, and while she wandered the length and breadth of the earth in search of her daughter, the crops withered and it became perpetual winter. At length Hades was persuaded to surrender Persephone for one half of every year; the spring and summer seasons when flowers bloom and the earth bears fruit once more. The half year that Persephone spends in the Underworld as Hades' queen coincides with the barren season.

What is Persephone's background story?

Persephone is the daughter of Demeter, goddess of harvest. One day, when Persephone went to the garden, along with her mother and her friends, she found a strange flower. She wanted it and tried to pull it out. When the flower came out, Hades, ruler of the Underworld, grabbed her wrist and pulled her into the Underworld with him. Her friends saw what had happened, and so they ran to Demeter to tell her the story. Demeter was crushed. Whenever she walked by plants and crops, they all died and withered. Meanwhile, Persephone is in the Underworld with Hades. Hades explains to her why she was in the underworld. He wanted her to be his wife. Persephone was angry. She missed her mother and her home above. Hades offered her food, but Persephone refused. She was hungry, so she ate a seed of a pomegranate. Thunder clapped, and Zeus appeared. Zeus told Persephone that since she ate some Underworld fruit, she was to stay in the Underworld forever. Persephone was sad and pleaded to see her mother again. Zeus thought it over, and told Persephone that she would be able to see her mother every spring. Since it was spring, Zeus brought Persephone up to Earth and reunited with her mother. As soon as Persephone came up, all the plants, flowers and crops that Demeter killed were replaced with new, colorful and beautiful flowers and fresh crops and plants. Persephone told her mother the story about her capture, and Demeter was sad at first. But all she was happy about right then was to see her daughter once again. THE END.

Who is the Greek god of plants?

Demeter is the goddess of harvest. Her daughter Persephone is the goddess of flowers. Hegemone was a goddess of flowering and bearing fruit. Additionally there were plant spirits such as the nymphs.

What natural phenomenon is explained by the story of Persephone marrying Hades?

According to Legend, Persephone was trapped in the Underworld After Hades had captured her, while there she ate 6 pomagranet seeds. When her mother, Demeter (goddess of the Harvest) was looking for her the earth went cold, rainy, snowy and all around horrible because she wasnt there to regulate it. When she found her daughter she had tried to take her home, but Hades said that the girl ate fruit therefore had to stay. Zeus, persephone's father dictated that Persephone would marry Hades and live with him for 6 months of the year, During which time Demeter would cry and suffera and the earth would turn cold. This wsa the Greek's explanation of the Seasons.

What do you do with the pomogranates in mythology?

In Greek mythology, Demeter (the nature goddess) had a daughter named Persephone (per-se-phony), one day Persephone was kidnapped by Hades (the lord of the dead) because he wanted her to marry him. She hated being in the underworld, meanwhile, Demeter was extremely depressed because her daughter was missing, she stopped doing her job, and the world fell into a long hard winter. in the underworld Hades though of a way to keep persephone there, he wanted her to eat the fruit of the dead (the pomogranate). She refused to eat it, eventually she was convinced to eat it, and she loved it, it was the best thing she had ever eaten, but there was a catch, for every seed she ate, Persephone had to stay in the underworld for a month, three of four months later she returned to her mother explaining why she was gone, and every year she returns to the underworld so she can eat a few more of the seeds, Demeter becomes depressed, and there is winter.

Persephone was carried off by which immortal?

Hades stole Persephone. Aphrodite and her child took pity on Hades, shot him with an arrow of love, and left. Hades, now entranced in a love spell, found Persephone and took her against her own will to the underworld. It is said that if you eat fruit of the underworld, you stay there forever. Persephone ate a pomegranate and Hades claimed her as his wife. Fortunately for Persephone, she only ate 1/4 of the fruit and when the distraught Demeter, Persephone's mother, finally found her, Persephone was allowed to visit the normal world again but for only 3/4 of the year. (She's supposedly taken back to the underworld during the winter time, hence Demeter, goddess of the seasons, etc., being sad once more and letting the season of winter go cold and unable to grow things.)

Who is Persephone the daughter of?

Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Demeter had her daughter kidnapped from her by Hades. Then Hermes helped her get her back and they later learns that her daughter had eaten the fruit of the dead (a pomegranate) which means she had to spend 6 months of every year being her Uncle Hades's wife. This story explains the seasons. Since Demeter is the Goddess of Grain and nature on Earth when her daughter is with her (summer and spring) the land is full of great grains and beautiful crops and fruit growth. When her daughter is away (winter and fall) she misses her daughter and the land is very bare. Eventually Persephone turned older and stayed down there full time and she is ironically called the Goddess of anti light even though Hades describes her as a glowing light and he has a realm in hell named after her which consists of the only spot of light in all of hell.

What is the fruit Persephone ate?


Who is Greek goddess of fruit?

it is not fruit but harvest or agriculture and it is Demeter

What kind of fruit did Persephone eat?


Why did Zeus set Hades up with Persephone?

He didn't, Persephone was starving and Hades offered her some pomegranates if he would live with her. For every fruit she ate she spent a month with him in the underworld. So every year she spends the winter and fall with Hades and Spring and summer with her mother Demeter. I hope that answered your question :)

What does Demeter do when she discovers her daughter is lost?

Demeter laid the blame on the innocent land, not suspecting that Pluto would have taken her daughter, Persephone. Demeter said, "Not till I see my daughter shall the Earth bear fruit again." But Zeus Knew Where Persephone was... (; Hope this helped I read it from an article (x So yeah... :3 so zeus made a compromise, that six months of the year pluto would have persephine, the other six she would be with her mother, hence causing the seasons. Yes Demeter did blame the land and no veggies or plants grew and that's why nothing grow in the colder months in Greek and nothing will grow then she went to Helios the Sun Titan and he told Demeter that the Underworld God Hades took her and that is when she went to God Zeus and he told Hermes to go get Persephone but just to find out that she ate 1/3 of a pomegranate and came back up to Mt. Olympus and Hestia overheard them and said that do a time share 1/3 with Hades and 2/3 with Demeter

When did fruit flies go into space?

Fruit flies were the first animal to be sent into space. They launched on February 20, 1947 and returned back to Earth alive.

What fruit seed did Persephone eat in the underworld?

She ate six pomegranate seeds. That is why pomegranates are known as the fruit of the dead.

Did Persephone ever fall in love with hades?

No, Persephone hated being in the underworld with Hades. While in the underworld Persephone ate seven pomegranate seeds which caused her to have to stay with Hades for 7 months a year and her mother 5 months. During the 5 months the mother and daughter were together the land would be beautiful and bear fruit, but when the two were apart the land would be cold and harsh and bear no fruit. Not true. Over time, Persephone did love Hades. Be it because of Stockholm Syndrome or real love, who knows. Winter was caused by Demeter's depression, being away from her daughter.

Greek god of fruit?

I don't think there is one, but there is a Roman goddess of fruit - Pomona there is no god of fruit but there is a goddess of agriculture - Demeter

Who is the greek goddess who lives under hell?

Persephone, the unwilling bride of Hades. (I'm assuming that's who you are asking about). She is the daughter of the Nature Goddess Demeter. One of my favorite Greek stories is the one on Persephone! Persephone was out in a field picking flowers in a field (Note, quick fact, a maiden picking flowers in a field is a sure sign of trouble in Greek Mythology). Hades saw her and her beauty, and reached up to grab her. He succeeded, and took her down to the underworld as his bride. Demeter searched the world for her lost daughter, and, in her grief, forgot to give Mankind the power of nature. all the crops died, and the human race was dieing. The other gods ordered Hades to give up Persephone, but Hades had other ideas. He offered Persephone a pomegranate, (a fruit), and she ate six seeds of it. This "gift" was actually a trick. Once you have eaten food of the underworld, you are not allowed to leave. But, (because Persephone was a goddess) and (because Demeter would have continued grieving) the gods made a deal. Persephone must remain with hades for six months of the year, one month for each seed she ate. This is supposedly the reason why we have summer and winter, because, when Persephone is with her mother, there is happiness and joy and warmth, and crops grow, giving us summer. But when Persephone returns to the underworld, to hades, Demeter weeps and grieves again, and all turns cold and sad, thus giving us fall and winter.

How did hades trick his wife?

Classical MythologyHades Takes a Wife: PersephoneClassical MythologyWhat the Hell? Adventures in the UnderworldHades Takes a Wife: PersephoneThe Cunning Rogue: SisyphusThe Not-So-Heavenly Host: TantalusUndying Love: OrpheusThe first living visitor to the Underworld, though an unwilling one, was the goddess Persephone. The only daughter of Zeus and Demeter (the goddess of grain, agriculture, and fertility), Persephone was an innocent maiden, a virgin who loved to play in the fields where eternal springtime reigned.But Hades had other plans for Persephone: He would steal her innocence and virginity and turn her into the dreaded goddess of the Underworld.Where Have All the Flowers Gone?Hades, god of the Underworld, fell in love with Persephone and wanted her as his bride. His brother Zeus consented to the marriage-or at least refused to oppose it. Yet he warned Hades that Demeter would never approve this coupling, for she would not want her daughter spirited off to a sunless world. At Zeus's suggestion-or with his tacit understanding-Hades resolved to abduct the maiden.Persephone was gathering flowers one day on a plain in Sicily. Hades suddenly appeared, thundering across the plain in his four-horse chariot. The god swooped down upon Persephone, scooped her up with one arm, and literally and figuratively deflowered her-leaving the plain scattered with blossoms of every color.The appearance, abduction, and disappearance happened so swiftly that none of Persephone's companions witnessed the kidnapping. And though she called out to them-and plaintively called for her mother-no one heard her pleas. The earth opened up before Hades' chariot and the god drove the jet-black horses down into the chasm. As Hades and Persephone disappeared into the depths, the hole closed up behind them.The Long Winter of Her DiscontentDemeter soon came to collect her daughter, but could not find a trace of Persephone. Distraught and desperate, Demeter searched high and low for her daughter. She traveled to the farthest corners of the earth, searching for nine full days and nights without ever stopping to eat, drink, bathe, or rest. Demeter was in a fury. She destroyed lands, crops, and livestock as she bewailed the loss of her daughter.She threatened to make the earth barren forever and thus destroy all of humankind if she did not find Persephone.The More Things Change ...The painful separation of mother and daughter has been a common theme in mythology from Greece to Indonesia. Carl Jung, the pioneering psychologist and scholar of mythology, saw in such tales the universal pain of this ordeal-for example, when a daughter marries. Recognizing this universality gave rise to Jung's notion of "archetypes."Finally, on the tenth day, the goddess Hecate told Demeter that Persephone had been carried away, but she did not know by whom. The two goddesses went to Helius, the god of the sun, who saw everything that happened on Earth. Helius did tell her what had happened, but also tried to persuade Demeter that Hades-as Zeus's brother and ruler of one third of the universe-was not an unfit husband for Persephone.Demeter refused to accept Hades as a suitable mate for her precious daughter. Enraged by the news of Persephone's abduction (and Zeus's possible complicity), she refused to return to Mount Olympus. Instead she roamed the earth in the guise of a mortal, forbidding the trees to bear fruit and the earth to nurture vegetables and herbs.After a full year of famine had plagued the earth, Zeus realized that if he allowed Demeter to persist, all of humankind would starve-leaving no one to honor and make offerings to the gods. Zeus sent a parade of gods and goddesses to Demeter to beg her to come back to Olympus and to restore fertility to the earth.But Demeter refused to budge until her daughter stood by her side. Zeus had no choice: He relented, promising to bring Persephone back to her mother.The Renewal of SpringHermes, summoned by Zeus, raced down to Hades to fetch Persephone. Hades shrugged compliantly and agreed to let her go. Persephone had not eaten a single thing-whether from sorrow, loss of appetite, or stubbornness-since her arrival in the Underworld. But before she left, Hades urged Persephone to appease her terrible hunger by eating a single pomegranate seed. Sadly, this apparent act of kindness was a trick: Anyone who tastes the food of Hades must remain in the Underworld.Mythed by a MileIn another version of this story, Persephone innocently plucked some fruit from the trees in the gardens of Hades herself. To fight off her terrible hunger, she secretly ate seven pomegranate seeds. But a gardener of Hades had seen her and ratted her out to Hades. Persephone punished him for his indiscretion by turning him into a screech owl or Demeter punished him by burying him under an enormous rock.The deed having been done, Rhea-the mother of Zeus, Demeter, and Hades-proposed a compromise that her children reluctantly accepted: Since Persephone had eaten there, she had to dwell at least part of every year in the Underworld. Rhea suggested that Persephone spend six months (or, according to some, three or four months) as Queen of the Underworld and the rest of the year with Demeter.After agreeing to the deal, Demeter restored Earth's fertility and returned to Olympus with Persephone. But when the time came for Persephone to return to the Underworld, the earth became colder and less fertile until her reemergence months later.Since the abduction of Persephone, spring and summer have given way to autumn and winter, and the earth's fertility has followed the progression of seasons. In the fall, seeds-like Persephone herself-were buried underground. But in the spring, Persephone and the earth's crops came out into the sun once more.Queen of the UnderworldAlthough she spent only half of her life in the Underworld, little is known of Persephone's life above ground after her abduction. Below ground, however, she was dreaded forever afterward as the goddess of the Underworld. So feared was she that mortals often invoked her name in curses.Despite her forbidding image, Queen Persephone did sometimes show a capacity for mercy. When Alcestis offered her own life in place of her dying husband's, Persephone sent her back from the Underworld and spared them both. Persephone also exhibited strong maternal feelings when Aphrodite entrusted her with safeguarding the infant Adonis (see The A Team: Olympians All). Indeed, she became so enamored of the baby that she refused to give him back. (Zeus ultimately ruled that Adonis would spend one third of his life with Persephone, one third with Aphrodite, and one third with whomever he wished.)Read All About ItAn alternative version of the story of Alcestis and her husband Admetus can be found in Alcestis by Euripides. In this drama, Heracles restores Alcestis to life by wrestling with Thanatos (Death).Persephone had no children by Hades, but she remained faithful to him-and saw that he remained faithful to her. When Hades attempted to seduce Minthe, Persephone transformed the nymph into a fragrant mint plant. Similarly, she thwarted her husband's attempt to seduce Leuce by changing that nymph into a white poplar tree.Hades returned the favor when Peirithous journeyed to the Underworld in an attempt to abduct Persephone and bring her back to Earth as his bride. When Peirithous arrived with his friend Theseus and announced his intentions, Hades graciously offered the visitors a seat. The two sat down in the Chairs of Forgetfulness: stone seats that enveloped and intertwined with their naked flesh. Though Theseus was later freed by Heracles (see The Labors of Heracles), Peirithous remained in the Underworld forever.