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Demeter and Persephone

Penelope Proddow

Demeter and Persephone

Homeric hymn number two.

by Penelope Proddow

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Homeric hymns -- Juvenile literature,
  • Demeter (Greek deity) -- Juvenile literature,
  • Persephone (Greek deity) -- Juvenile literature,
  • Hymns, Greek (Classical) -- Translations into English,
  • Demeter (Greek deity),
  • Persephone (Greek deity),
  • Mythology, Greek

  • About the Edition

    Demeter grieves when her daughter Persephone is carried off by Hades to his underworld kingdom and punishes the world until an agreement is made to share the girl.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesHymn to Demeter.
    StatementTranslated and adapted by Penelope Proddow. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
    ContributionsCooney, Barbara, 1917- illus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL820.C5 P76 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[48] p.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4917377M
    LC Control Number76155852

    In Greek mythology the Rape of Persephone was the tale of the abduction of the springtime goddess Persephone by Hades, king of the underworld. This page contains ancient Greek versions of the tale beginning with an abbridged version of the celebrated Homeric Hymn to Demeter, followed by several minor versions--such as that of Diodorus Siculus--, other ancient .   The story of Demeter and Persephone is the most significant myth of ancient Greece precisely because of its influence on this understanding. While the tales of Homer and Hesiod informed the culture, and those concerning Heracles were significant expressions of cultural values, the Demeter story offered something which other myths could not: a Author: Joshua J. Mark.

    It's Greek mythology Time! Presented here is the story of Demeter and Persephone, and the deal struck with Hades that made Persephone queen of the Underworld, written at a level suitable for 4th through 6th graders. Included in this 33 page bundle is a foldable mini-book of the story, comprehension. Demeter to Persephone. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in , Alicia Ostriker has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. She currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Letter [Persephone to Demeter].

    Persephone as a vegetation goddess and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, which promised the initiated a more enjoyable prospect after death. In some versions, Persephone is the mother of Zeus ' son Dionysus, (or Iacchus, and/or Zagreus, as a result of their identification with Dionysus). The myth of Hades and Persephone also has a different version; in this one Demeter was present when Persephone was kidnapped by God Hades but was tricked by Zeus and Hades. That morning when Demeter descended on Earth with her daughter Persephone, she left her to play with the sea nymphs called Nereids and the Naiads who were the freshwater.


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Demeter and Persephone by Penelope Proddow Download PDF EPUB FB2

While Demeter, goddess of the harvest, is far away, Hades seizes her daughter, Persephone, and takes the terrified girl underground to be the queen of Hades. In a version of the story that emphasizes Demeter’s quest for her daughter, Lupton and Morden skillfully use short sentences to create dramatic effects.

An early passage reads, “Mist.5/5(5). Using the myth of Deméter and Persephone the author gives the reader a wider view of the relationship of mothers and daughters. She focuses on the inherent betrayal of a mother that a daughter must carry out to find her identity.

The author also examines the process a mother must undergo to separate from the daughter/5(3). First in a series of goddess books for girls and their mothers, Demeter & Persephone tells the much older pre-patriarchal version of the myth, a version which centers on the loving relationship between the mother goddess Demeter and her beautiful, kindhearted, courageous and spiritual daughter, Persephone.3/5(1).

Hades is barely mentioned here, and his kidnapping seems like an afterthought in the overall story. The illustrations are hit and miss. Some of them are actually pretty nice, but some of the others are just really off- I found this book to be incredibly meh, both in /5.

The classical Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone as told in Homer's Hymn to Demeter has been used most often to explain the cycle of the seasons. However, a closer examination will 3/5(2).

This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades/5.

Demeter and Persephone book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A retelling of the timeless myth about loss and recovery from depre /5. The myth of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades is considered the original "death and the maiden" story, which inspired a ton of European artwork.

Learn more, and check out some great art, at this website. The story of the abduction of Persephone is more a story about Demeter than it is about her daughter Persephone, so we're starting this re-telling of the rape of Persephone beginning with her mother Demeter's relationship with one of her brothers, her daughter's father, the king of the gods, who refused to step in to help—at least in a timely manner.

Demeter was delighted that her daughter had returned to her. However every time Persephone had to return to Hades, Demeter mourned terribly again.

This is why for a part of each year the plants and crops stop growing. When Persephone returns to. The story of the mother-and-daughter goddesses Demeter and Persephone has seized the imagination of people in every age, from ancient times to the present.

Considered today by many to be the archetypal myth for women, it touches on timeless themes in every life, such as the male-female relationship, love between women, initiations into puberty and old age, the /5(9).

The classical Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone as told in Homer's Hymn to Demeter has been used most often to explain the cycle of the seasons. However, a closer examination will reveal insights on living and dying, loss /5.

Demeter, Goddess of the harvest, This is a Greek myth that explains the cause of the seasons. The story tells about the day Eros and Aphrodite shot an arrow at Hades, lord or the underworld, that caused him to fall in love with Persephone, daughter of Demeter/5. Each spring, Demeter brings everything to life again, ready to welcome her daughter's return.

To the ancient Greeks, that was the reason for seasons - winter, spring, summer, fall. The story of Demeter and Persephone told by other authors: Demeter and Persephone.

Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Demeter and Persephone, the Seasons of Time by I. Richardson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The story of "Persephone, Demeter, and Hades" is probably one of the most well-known of Greek myths and is used to explain the coming and going of the seasons.

The myth of Persephone's annual symbolic death and resurrection was the basis of one the largest religious celebrations in ancient Greece, known as the Eleusinian Mysteries. Eventually a compromise is arranged: Persephone will stay with Hades for one-third of the year, Demeter for the other two-thirds.

When Persephone returns to the underworld at the start of each winter, Demeter’s renewed sorrow makes the Earth barren. Persephone returns each spring, causing Demeter’s joy and thus the springtime’s blossoming.

For nine days Demeter searched far and wide for her daughter, but no one knew what had happened to Persephone until Demeter happened upon Hecate, a moon goddess who had heard the abduction but could not say who had taken Persephone.

Together, Hecate and Demeter continued to search for Persephone until they came upon Helius, the sun god. Many believe that the Demeter and Persephone story explains the seasons of the year. During the time that Persephone spends away from her mother, Demeter causes the earth to wither and die.

This time of year became autumn and winter. Persephone’s arrival to be reunited with her mother signals a renewal of hope. Buy this Book at Myths of Greece and Rome, by Jane Harrison, [], at DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE (CERES AND PROSERPINE) The name Demeter means not Earth-Mother, but Grain-Mother.

So long as man was a hunter only, the Lady-of-the-Wild-Things and the Earth-Mother who, unbidden, sent up flowers in the spring and fruit. When Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, god of the underworld, Demeter goes to the ends of the earth to search for her daughter in this comic book-style retelling of the Greek myth.

SAVE TO LIST Other Books You Might Like.Persephone, Latin Proserpina or Proserpine, in Greek religion, daughter of Zeus, the chief god, and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture; she was the wife of Hades, king of the the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter,” the story is told of how Persephone was gathering flowers in the Vale of Nysa when she was seized by Hades and removed to the underworld.Discuss the adventures of Demeter and Persephone by starting with this engaging play for the entire class.

Assign roles and read-through as a group, or break larger classrooms into small groups and reconvene for a discussion.