Essays Tagged: "Persephone"

Dionysius

y-covered staff. Some myths hold that Dionysus was the son of Zeus--the king of the god--and Persephone--queen of the underworld--but most myths state that he is the son of Zeus and a mortal wo ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Zeus Greek god

ere from his "legal" wives. His children were Athene, Ares, Hephaistos, Hebe, Ailithyia, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, Erse, Hekate, the twins Apollon and Artemis, the three Fates, Eunomie, ...

(2 pages) 111 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Exploring Women's choices when confronted by male energies in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates and in the myth of Persephone by Homer.

from attackers. The role of the father is to teach self protection skills to his sons or daughters. Persephone in greek myth is the daughter of Demeter who is God who takes care of the earth. Persepho ... e that this story comes from the Tucson serial rapists who lured his young victims in his car. Like Persephone she was beautiful whom in the Greek stories is described as being so beautiful that he ca ...

(4 pages) 159 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Journey of the Classical Hero in Demeter and Persephone.

ts days with unceasing good weather and harvest. This was the world where Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, knew true happiness. Together, the two goddesses of nature roamed the Earth. And in thos ... he shared with her daughter.Like the transient spring, the flower that was Demeter's joy faded when Persephone suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth on one fateful day. Thus, Demeter was cal ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A Comparison of "Two Sisters of Persephone" by Sylvia Plath and the relationship of Mary and Rhoda in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Yes, I can still not believe I wrote this.

d a 1980's sitcom), there are some striking similarities. Simply using Plath's poem "Two Sisters of Persephone" as the only groundwork for comparison yields several shocking results, especially those ... y those revolving around the Mary and Rhoda relationship. When examined on it's own "Two Sisters of Persephone" is a disturbing allegory depicting one woman's torment caused by confusing feelings abou ...

(3 pages) 76 1 4.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Demeter and Persephone

l has to do with the two major goddesses, Demeter, who is the goddess of the grain and harvest, and Persephone, the goddess of spring also queen of the underworld. Demeter is the daughter of Cronus an ... ss of spring also queen of the underworld. Demeter is the daughter of Cronus and the titaness Rhea. Persephone who happens to be the daughter of Demeter, is also the daughter of the almighty Zeus.Deme ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Alien and the myth of Demeter and Persephone.

of "Alien" and its symbolism, few have commented on its role as related to the myth of Demeter and Persephone. This may be due to the ambiguity in the assignment of the roles. The 'roles' of Demeter, ... e illusion that they have now returned home. According to Ovid's Metamorphosis, Demeter's rescue of Persephone is also somewhat of an illusion since Persephone only gets to enjoy her 'rescue' for half ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Poem Analysis:Two sisters of persephone

about two sisters with different aspects. The mythical side could be referring to the two sides of Persephone to show the connections between "shade and light".In the first stanza, it introduces the ... r is married to the sun. Soon after that she and her husband have a child.This poem "Two Sisters of Persephone" and the myth of Persephone are much related. The Greek goddess of fertility, Persephone, ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hades god of the underworld

hilles' soul to Odysseus. Homer, Odyssey 11.488)The wife of Hades, and queen of the Underworld, was Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter (She was also called Kore, Greek for 'daughter'). Persephon ... ct on her behalf.Eventually a deal was made, with the messenger god Hermes acting as the mediator - Persephone would spend half the year with her mother, the goddess of the harvest. The Greeks believe ...

(7 pages) 41 0 4.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Demeter goddess of agriculture

feasting on nectar and ambrosia up on lofty Mount Olympus.Demeter's tragic story is her search for Persephone (Kore), Demeter's only child from her union with Zeus, the King of the Olympians. Perseph ... rth opened wide and Hades appeared, riding an awesome chariot that was pulled by four black horses. Persephone was abducted by Hades and dragged down to the Underworld with him.Hearing her daughter's ...

(5 pages) 24 0 3.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Dramatic Monologue - Orpheus and Eurydice.

fall behind me, but her shade makes no sound. Could I have been tricked by Hades and his cold Queen Persephone? Did Eurydice fall behind? Questions of mistrust and other morbid thoughts seem to close ... ded dog who guarded the Underworld, and he allowed me to pass.I then faced Hades and his cold Queen Persephone. I played for my sorrow at the loss of my love. The heart that was frozen by Hades' abduc ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Human-like Qualities of Immortals

who helped Odysseus return to Ithaca.I can truly sympathize with the helping goddess of Demeter and Persephone; Demeter. Sister of Zeus, Demeter is a tactful goddess who lives on earth. She, however, ... s who lives on earth. She, however, is deeply saddened by the kidnapping of her beautiful daughter, Persephone. "Persephone was down in the world beneath the earth" (57) and it killed Demeter to know ...

(3 pages) 25 0 4.6 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Hades

him invisible. Very few temples were built for him because he had very few worshipers. His wife is Persephone, Demeter's daughter. He abducted her from earth raped her and then took her to the underw ... at the dead crossed was the Styx. Charon ferried the dead across the Styx river. Because Hades took Persephone, Demeter would let the earth go barren (winter), but when Persephone was on earth the oth ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Demeter-Goddess Of Agriculture

all of his five children that he had consumed.Demeter has one daughter, Core, who is also known as Persephone. Zeus is Persephone's father. She got the name Persephone when she was abducted by the go ... f the gods pleaded with her to stop, but she wouldn't. Finally Zeus had to persuade Hades to return Persephone for half of the year and told him that she would be able to live in the underworld with h ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Persuasive essay on becoming a

erest in the Greek and Roman myths that his mother, Maggie, read to him, particularly the one about Persephone. She was the young goddess kidnapped by the King of the Underworld but, because of her mo ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Persuasive essay on becoming a

erest in the Greek and Roman myths that his mother, Maggie, read to him, particularly the one about Persephone. She was the young goddess kidnapped by the King of the Underworld but, because of her mo ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Greek and Roman Myths

re, human thought, human skill, and luck. I will explain this by using stories such as 'Demeter and Persephone', 'Ages of Man', and most of the Greek and Roman myths that we have covered so far. I thi ... in is the gods attribute to nature. My favorite example of this comes from the myth of 'Demeter and Persephone'. When Persephone gets captured and has to live with Hades, Demeter is furious. Persephon ...

(2 pages) 883 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Gods

y regretting the trouble she had caused, took Adonis, and put him in a chest. She gave the chest to Persephone, asking her to hide it in a dark place. Persephone couldn't stand not knowing what was in ... one couldn't stand not knowing what was inside the chest, so she opened the chest and found Adonis. Persephone found Adonis to be a very cute baby, so she took hi into her own palace to raise him. Aph ...

(7 pages) 26 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Hades / Pluto Greek / Roman God

e seas, and Hades took the underworld. There he ruled over the dead and other powers with his wife, Persephone. He is harsh and pitiless and does not listen to the people's prayers.He was feared by bo ... e was feared by both gods and men, because of his merciless ways. Later, due to his connection with Persephone he went through a radical change. Instead of the life-hating god of death he became a mor ...

(2 pages) 2660 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Analysis and Comparison of Birches and The Pomegranate

growth and maturity. Eavan Boland is talking about how all mothers go through the myth of Ceres and Persephone. First, Eavan Boland was a child, lost at times, just like Persephone. Then, she became a ... d she tries. She wants to stop her child from experiencing pain, just like Ceres would like to stop Persephone from eating the pomegranate seed, but she cannot. Children grow up, and must experience p ...

(5 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers