Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women - Book 2, Goddesses: Chapter 10, Persephone Summary & Analysis

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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This goddess is Demeter's daughter; she is the only child. Her mother either really is or is portrayed as a single goddess. Persephone's father is Zeus, who is one of her mother's brothers. Her childhood is apparently enjoyable. Then something that starts as bad and terrifying happens. One of Zeus's brothers, comes up from the world of the dead in a chariot and snatches her. Kidnapped by one of her own uncles, her deific relative takes her to the Underworld. It is said that he rapes her to 'add insult to injury' but declares that this is the openers for a marriage together, which is probably both better and even worse than if it were intended as a one time experience. She is not happy, now trapped at her amorous uncle's place, living in fear and, in a place...

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