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Persephone about to eat the pomegranate seeds. Hoping to comfort Persephone in her confusion, Hades came to his Queen’s side. He gently kissed her forehead and urged her, “Do not fret, eat instead from this fruit I know you will like.” As she pressed the red pomegranate seeds to her lips, she listened to his words.
The earth again grew rich with flowers and the sun shone once more. But, because Persephone had eaten six pomegranate seeds, it was decided that for six months of each year, she must return to the underworld with Hades, on Mabon, and winter would come to the spring she would once again return to her mother, allowing the earth to bloom.
Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds In those early days the weather was always warm and e flowers were always in bloom, the crops were always ready for e goddess Demeter tended the countryside like a garden, planting seeds, watering the green grass, encouraging the trees to put on blossom first, then leaves, then fruit.
In her misery, Persephone had refused to eat anything in the Underworld, but Hades had tricked her into eating a few pomegranate was decided then that Persephone would have to spend three months of the year with Hades in the Underworld and the remaining months back on earth with her family.
In the hymn, Persephone eventually returns from the underworld and is reunited with her mother near e Eleusinians built a temple near the spring of Callichorus, and Demeter establishes her mysteries some versions, Ascalaphus informed the other deities that Persephone had eaten the pomegranate seeds. When Demeter and her daughter were reunited, the Earth flourished with vegetation and color, but for some months each year, when Persephone returned to the underworld, the ...