Persephone Goddess Of The Underworld Springtime Flowers&Vegetation Statue 7″

 25.90

Description

Persephone Goddess Of The Underworld Springtime Flowers & Vegetation Statue 7″

Height: 7 inches (18 cm)
Width: 2.1 inches (5.3 cm)
Depth: 1.5 inches (3.8 cm)
Weight: 0.35 lbs (159 gr)

Medium: Alabaster

In Greek mythology, Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəni/, per-SEH-fə-nee; Greek: Περσεφόνη), also called Kore (/ˈkɔəriː/; “the maiden”) or Cora, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter and is the queen of the underworld. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic princess of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. Persephone was married to Hades, the god-king of the underworld. The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation, which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence, she is also associated with spring as well as the fertility of vegetation. Similar myths appear in the Orient, in the cults of male gods like Attic, Adonis, and Osiris, and in Minoan Crete.

Persephone as a vegetation goddess and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian mysteries that predated the Olympian pantheon and promised the initiated a more enjoyable prospect after death. Persephone is further said to have become by Zeus the mother of Dionysus, Iacchus, or Zagreus, usually in orphic tradition. The origins of her cult are uncertain, but it was based on very old agrarian cults of agricultural communities.

Persephone was commonly worshiped along with Demeter and with the same mysteries. To her alone were dedicated the mysteries celebrated at Athens in the month of Anthesterion. In Classical Greek art, Persephone is invariably portrayed robed, often carrying a sheaf of grain. She may appear as a mystical divinity with a sceptre and a little box, but she was mostly represented in the process of being carried off by Hades.

In Roman mythology, she is called Proserpina, and her mother, Ceres.

1 review for Persephone Goddess Of The Underworld Springtime Flowers&Vegetation Statue 7″

  1. Kat

    These are amazing. Lighter than I expected but that’s not a bad thing. Zeus’s lightning bolt broke during shipping, but when it’s coming to the western US from Greece, something’s bound to happen. A little bit of super glue and 5 minutes later, it’s perfect.

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