Greek name: Persephone

Roman name: Proserpine

Epithets (Other Names):

Parentage: Zeus-Demeter

Origin: vegetation goddess

Concerns: new crop

Attributes: young woman, usually with mother Demeter

Spouse: Hades (Pluto)

Lovers: None

Divine children:

Mortal children:

Major places of worship: Eleusis

Important Myth: Rape by Hades

Persephone: Images and Texts

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