Chicken Chat – Persephone and the Cantaloupe

The Greek myth goes that Persephone was abducted by Hades to the underworld to be his queen. Persephone’s mother, Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest, was so upset that she refused to help the crops grow and created a great famine. Zeus, Persephone’s father and king of the Gods, felt sorry for Demeter and talked Hades into releasing Persephone to be with her mother. Hades released her and gave her a pomegranate for her journey. Demeter was so happy to see Persephone again, but noticed the pomegranate. She asked if she had eaten any food from the underworld. She had eaten 3 seeds of the pomegranate. Because of these three seeds, she had to spend 3 months of each year being queen of the underworld. Which is why we have winter where there are 3 months of no crop growth.

My Persephone has yet to try a pomegranate, but she loves a cantaloupe. After everyone else had gotten their fill, Persy got some alone time to enjoy the fruit. Well, until Doris saw what a good time she was having.









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