My Goddess Path

A Spritual Journey !

Day 2 of 44 days of Witchery Challenge

on February 16, 2015

Day 2-A myth or tale from Folklore !

I have always like the story of Persephone and her dual life! I can only imagine how hard it would be to taken from my family.
One of my favorite interpretations of the different Goddess myths is from author P.C Cast . The Goddess Summoning Series!

 

Greek Goddess Persephone

Innocent Maiden and Queen of the Underworld
The Greek goddess Persephone represents both the youthful, maiden aspect (innocent and joyous) as well as the more womanly self who, innocence lost and less attached to her parents, can begin to make healthy decisions for herself.

Carefree and innocent, a young girl-child just approaching adolescence, Persephone was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. While gathering flowers, she was abducted by Hades and taken to the Underworld to become his queen.

Although Persephone’s beloved mother Demeter eventually secured her release, Persephone managed to insure that she could “have it all”!

Persephone spent part of the year above ground with her mother but returned to her husband each winter (for she had grown rather fond of him and enjoyed her role as Queen of the Underworld). Spring represents the return of the eternally youthful Persephone to our world each year.

The Greek goddess Persephone was also known in her youth as the goddess Kore (or Cora), whose counterpart in mythology is the Roman goddess Prosperina.

In Greek mythology the goddess Persephone is thought to be the goddess of the soul, the possessor of the psyche’s dark, unseen wisdom. But she is brings us all the bright green growth of spring . . . and all the hope that it brings.
http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/goddess_persephone.htm

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