Living In The World Of Ancient Mythology



God of the Underworld
Hades, who is Demeter's brother, once saw Persephone and fell deeply in love with her. In order to win her over, Hades asked for help from his brother Zeus. Together they concocted a plan to trap Persephone. One day, "in the vale of Enna [where] there is a lake embowered in woods which screen it from the fervid rays of the sun, while the moist ground is covered with flowers, and spring reigns perpetual," (see Works Cited) Persephone played with her companions. At a certain point, Persephone came across a 'cosmic flower,’ which once she plucked it the Earth opened beneath her and stole her into the Underworld. There, she became the wife of Hades and Queen of the Underworld. It is said that, "after much protest, Persephone came to love the cold blooded king of the underworld but her mother, Demeter, was consumed with rage and sorrow,"

Demeter's Appearance: Pleasant-looking mature woman, generally with a veil over her head though her face is visible. Often carrying wheat or her Horn.