Persephone by hanged-man

Persephone

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Added: Apr 09, 2006
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I am sure you all know the myth. Pesophone was taken by Hades to the underworld. Demeter, here mother was so angry or lonely (I don't remember which) that she withdrew herself and the earth ceased to be fertile. Zeus sent Hermes down to Hades to make him release Persephone. Hades grudgingly agreed, but before she went back he gave Persephone a pomegranate that bound her to underworld forever where she had to stay one-third of the year. The other months she stayed with her mother. When Persephone was in Hades, Demeter refused to let anything grow and winter began. This image depicts Persephone's yearly passage to Hades

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Her mother was one of the earth godesses and when Hades kidnapped her daughter she spent all her energy to search for her daugher until she found her wich gave her no time to help the mortals to grow their crops and stuff. And we can't forget that Persephone got a bit of the stockholmsyndrom and started to like Hades after a while in his company. The painting is great.

forestrogers's picture

I love your long, horizontal format for this... and the feeling...

rita's picture

I know and love that story - and your painting is gorgeous

j-art's picture

Wonderful piece, i love the mood!

Art at its best.