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Inspired by the story of Proserpina the daughter of Jupiter, god of sky and thunder and Ceres, the harvest goddess. Venus, in order to bring love… Read More
Inspired by the story of Proserpina the daughter of Jupiter, god of sky and thunder and Ceres, the harvest goddess. Venus, in order to bring love to her son Pluto, allows him to abduct Proserpina to live in the underworld of which he is the ruler. Unable to find her daughter, Ceres wanders in vain, looking for her. In her anger she stops the growth of fruits and vegetables causing the earth to wither and die. Worried Jupiter orders Pluto to free Proserpina. Pluto obeyed, but before freeing her made her eat three pomegranate seeds, as those who have eaten food in the underworld cannot leave. Proserpina must therefore spend three months of each year with Pluto, and the rest with her mother Ceres. Therefore while Proserpina is on earth Ceres is happy and the earth blossoms, and when Proserpina returns to the underworld the earth withers. Read Less
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