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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 124, Demeter and Kore (Persephone) Summary & Analysis

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Demeter is known as the Goddess of Agriculture. Her daughter, Kore, is captured by Aidoneus Hades and taken to the Land of the Dead. Kore is forced to become the wife of Aidoneus Hades. She is now known as Persephone, Queen of the Land of the Dead. Demeter mourns the loss of her daughter. She searches for nine days. When Demeter learns of Kore's whereabouts, rage replaces sorrow. She withholds the rain, creating a drought. The deities of Olympus inform Aidoneus Hades that he must let Kore return to her mother. The mother and daughter are reunited once again, but the reunion does not last, for Kore ate the pomegranate seeds and must return to the Land of the Dead. Each year, she must spend one month for every seed that she ate in the Land of...

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