The Myth of Persephone
Flower princess Persephone the beautiful daughter of Zeus, inspires the desire of her uncle Hades, who erupts from the Underworld to abduct her in broad daylight. Her mother Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest is so distressed she withdraws her blessing from the earth so that it ceases to be fertile. Zeus reluctantly agrees to free Persephone, provided she has eaten nothing during her sojourn in the Underworld. Unhappily for her, she has accepted a simple dish of pomegranate seeds which binds her to the netherworld forever. Eventually a compromise is reached whereby Persephone divides her time between Hades and Demeter, so initiating the seasonal swing from Winter to Summer.