Persephone [per-sef-uh-nee] Examples noun
- Also , 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.
- 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.
November 10, 2013
Pluto is god of the underworld whose wife Persephone sits frozen, entranced or asleep on her throne.
Starsky + Cox
October 29, 2011
Historical Examples of persephone
It is not difficult to discover the meaning of the myth of Demeter and Persephone.
She had given to Zeus a daughter, Persephone, before his marriage with Hera.
Persephone, who spends half her life in the grave—she could interpret it also.
E. M. Forster
Surely, Persephone, you must be able to give us some idea of the dead.
The most famous instance of this myth is that of Persephone.
British Dictionary definitions for persephone Persephone noun
- 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).