Persephone


Persephone

Persephone [per-sef-uh-nee] Examples noun

  1. Also Proserpina, Proserpine. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
  2. a female given name.

Examples from the Web for persephone Contemporary Examples of persephone

  • Persephone snacked on pomegranate seeds in Hades and now our gas bills rocket in January.

    Run with the Devil Unlike the Girl in Kentucky

    Candida Moss

    November 10, 2013

  • Pluto is god of the underworld whose wife Persephone sits frozen, entranced or asleep on her throne.

    The Stars Predict Your Week

    Starsky + Cox

    October 29, 2011

  • Historical Examples of persephone

  • It is not difficult to discover the meaning of the myth of Demeter and Persephone.

    Christianity As A Mystical Fact

    Rudolf Steiner

  • She had given to Zeus a daughter, Persephone, before his marriage with Hera.

    Christianity As A Mystical Fact

    Rudolf Steiner

  • Persephone, who spends half her life in the grave—she could interpret it also.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

  • Surely, Persephone, you must be able to give us some idea of the dead.

    Hypolympia

    Edmund Gosse

  • The most famous instance of this myth is that of Persephone.

    Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail

    Alfred Nutt

  • British Dictionary definitions for persephone Persephone noun

    1. Greek myth a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades and made his wife and queen of the underworld, but allowed part of each year to leave itRoman counterpart: Proserpina

    Word Origin and History for persephone Persephone

    wife of Hades, queen of the netherworld, identified with Kore, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, from Greek Persephone (see person).

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