Persephone By: Katie Martin, Camille Howerton, Tyler Segraves, Matt Ongstad Main Charaters • Hades • Persephone • Zeuz • Demeter Demeter • Demeter, is the goddess of the crops and harvest. • Distraught when she cold not find her daughter, Demeter wandered over the face of the earth trying to find out what had happened to her. • She is known as the motherly figure of the goddeses. Hades • Hades, son of Cronus and Rhea received the Underworld for his realm, when his brother gods, Zeus and Poseidian received dominion of the sky and sea. Hades is the enemy of all life, gods, and men. Since nothing will sway him, he is rarely worshiped. Zeus • Zeus is the father of Persephone. • Zeus made a deceving plan with Hades(the god of the underworld) and helped Hades abduct Persephone. • Zeus tryed to save Persephone, but because she ate the fruit she has to go to the underworld once a year. Per Persephone • Persephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. • She was one day picking flowers when Hades from the underworld abducted Persephone and raped her. Persephone playing with her friend as Zeus watches over them Persephone picking the flower that changed her life Hades, whisking Persephone off her feet because he is in love with her. Demeter looking for Persephone Demeter burning the village child Persephone happy with being the queen of the underworld. Persephone eating the seed's that Hades gave her Persephone not happy about leaving the underworld Persephone finally is in love with Hades back in the underworld Man vs. Metaphysical • Zeus peered down on Persephone from the sky above. • Hades, god of the underworld, used his majestic powers to capture Persephone into the underworld. • Hades wanted to explain his actions to sweet Persephone. • Demeter wanted to thank the family for their kindness. So she attempted to offer the child the gift of imortality. • Zeus sent his messnger Hermes to find Persephone • In order for Persephone to come back to earth she had to be as pure as she was when she was abducted. MMan vs. Metiphysical lesson • The lesson is that god's whether they are good or bad have a lot of power. In this case they are very selfish and use it to their ultimate advantage. Cosmological Myths(Man vs. Nature) • On earth everything is ripe and blooming • Persephone above ground, spring and summer. Underground fall and winter • Demeter waits for Persephone to come around again in the spring and summer, thats when life comes again • Persephone enjoys the time she has, knowing that time will run out Cosmological Lessons • Persephone and Demeter are dependable on eachother with time. • Earth is dependable on Persephone, there are two seasons to stock upon food for the winter. • Enjoy what you can, there is only little time. Everything changes Sociological man vs. Man) Strong relationship with: Demter, Zeus, Hades, and friends. Saw a flower that caught her eyes attention, this was the flower that her father Zeus wanted her to see. Persephone was lost; her mother had such strong love for her that she went out searching for her. Hades and Persephone fall in love, but she would rather be with her mother and father. Sociological man vs. Man) Demeter while searching for her daughter is taken in by a family and soon they grow to love her. Persephone took on the role of the Underworld Queen, but wanted to be with her family Hades respects her wishes and lets her go back to her family. Zeus send's his daughter back to Hades and she learns to help guide people in their life, in the Underground World as their Queen. Sociological Lesson It's important to have people in your life that love and care about you. Having good relationships with these people will only benefit your life. By having special people in your life will only make all the changes you go through in life seem a little easier to deal with. • At first you may not like change in your life, but if you give it some time your thoughts may be changed. Man Vs. Self (Pyschological) • In the myth, Persephone, the characters had had many battles within themselves. • Persephone's mom, Demeter, had struggled throughout the whole story. • Demeter had spun into a great depression and seemed to forget about her duties as Goddess of Grain and Growth when Persephone went missing halfway through the story. • She was so sad that she forgot all about her duties and just watched the plants die. Man vs. Self (Continued) • Demeter was so depressed and robbed of all her vital energy that she appeared an old, wrinkly women to the naked eye. • She wandered the Earth searching every where for Persephone. • In one version of the myth Persephone struggles with herself about whether or not she should eat fruit from the underworld. • She eventually gave in and had to return to the underworld for a season each year. Man Vs. Self- The lesson • The lesson for Man Vs. Self is to always keep your family close. Family is an important element to have for life. • You never know what can happen at any point in time. Always watch what you are doing and who you hang around with. • Sometimes you can't always get what you want. There are times in some peoples lifes when they have to adapt to their surroundings because not everything will work out in the way you wish it would. Allusions of Art Both Pictures are a part of the Pergamon Musuem in Berlin Allusions of Music Persehpone By: Third Eye Blind Allusions of Literature • • • • The Book Persephone Rises by Margot Louis Becoming a spirit Myththology trends of goddesses Analyazes all stories of Persephone Allusions of Pop Culture Beauty and the Beast is adapted from Persephone. The relationship of Bell and the Beast came from the idea of Persephone and Hades relationship.