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Hades and Persephone in the Underworld. They are holding symbols associated with worship:grain, parsley, a rooster and a bowl.
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Persephone

Persephone was the Greek goddess of the underworld and the wife of Hades. Hades fell in love with her at first sight. He decided to carry her off to his kingdom.

Her mother Demeter wandered the world in search of her. When she learned what happened, Demeter pleaded with Zeus to obtain the release of her daughter. Persephone ate some seeds of a fruit during her stay in the lower world, and this prevented her to leave forever.

Persephone was allowed to spend half of each year on Earth with her mother, and the other half in the Underworld with Hades.

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