Demeter and Persephone

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Demeter is the Greek goddess of the earth, of grain and fertility.  Her daughter, Persephone is the Maiden of spring, yet also the Queen of the Underworld. Persephone spends half the year in the Underworld, as Demeter’s grief for her absent daughter plunges the Earth into barrenness – thus creating the cycle of the seasons. Growth returns when the Spring Maiden emerges from below.

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