Demeter and Persephone

The Hymn to Demeter as translated by Helene Foley is included as an appendix in order to provide a basis for the discussion in the text. Notes and a bibliography also follow the text.

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Author: Tamara Agha-Jaffar

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786413433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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The classical Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone as told in Homer's Hymn to Demeter has been used most often to explain the cycle of the seasons. However, a closer examination will reveal insights on living and dying, loss and reconciliation, and suffering and healing. This work demostrates the continued importance and relevance of the myth of Demeter and Persephone to today's society. The first three chapters provide a summary of the Homeric story and examine the myth from the perspectives of the mother and daughter. The following chapters discuss the symbolism of critical objects, the role of female mentoring, the role of Hades and the meaning of the underworld, the subject of rape, and the masculinist perspective presented by Zeus and Helios, and derive lessons useful for healing and knowledge. The Hymn to Demeter as translated by Helene Foley is included as an appendix in order to provide a basis for the discussion in the text. Notes and a bibliography also follow the text.

Demeter and Persephone

Retells the Greek myth of Demeter who rescues her daughter who has been kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld.

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Author: Hugh Lupton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846868335

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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Retells the Greek myth of Demeter who rescues her daughter who has been kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld.

The Long Journey Home

The story of the mother-and-daughter goddesses Demeter and Persephone has seized the imagination of people in every age, from ancient times to the present.

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Author: Christine Downing

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828889

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The story of the mother-and-daughter goddesses Demeter and Persephone has seized the imagination of people in every age, from ancient times to the present. Considered today by many to be the archetypal myth for women, it touches on timeless themes in every life, such as the male-female relationship, love between women, initiations into puberty and old age, the mother-daughter bond, death, and ecological renewal. Christine Downing has combined essays, prose, poetry, and even performance art with her own insightful commentary to shed new light on the myth's ancient meanings and to offer new insights in its implications for contemporary men and women.

Demeter and Persephone

Perform this ancient Greek myth about Persephone and her mother.

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Author: Joanna Korba

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781410871664

Category: Children's plays

Page: 16

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Perform this ancient Greek myth about Persephone and her mother.

Demeter and Persephone the Seasons of Time

Hades, the god of the dead, falls in love with Persephone, the maiden of spring, and steals her from her mother Demeter to be his bride and queen of the underworld.

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Author: I. M. Richardson

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0893758639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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Hades, the god of the dead, falls in love with Persephone, the maiden of spring, and steals her from her mother Demeter to be his bride and queen of the underworld.

Hercules 11th Labor Pandora s Box Demeter and Persephone

Hercules has already overcome ten difficult and dangerous challenges.

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Author: Carol Pugliano-Martin

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781450929394

Category:

Page:

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Hercules has already overcome ten difficult and dangerous challenges. Can he outsmart the Titan Atlas and be victorious again? Pandora desperately wants to open a mysterious box, despite repeated warnings not to. What will she do? How will Demeter's bargain with Hades create the seasons? Read these myths to find out.

Demeter Persephone

This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone.

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Author: Justine Fontes

Publisher: Graphic Universe ™

ISBN: 9780822587910

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades. Hades kidnaps Persephone, and a frantic Demeter searches in vain for her daughter. Finally, Demeter retreats to her temple in mourning. The goddess's sorrow causes the crops to die and the ground to freeze. The first winter falls over Greece. As people begin to starve, the other Olympian gods and goddesses try to convince Demeter to accept a marriage between Persephone and Hades. But Demeter will not give up her daughter forever to the Underworld. Finally a compromise is struck: Persephone will stay with Hades for half a year (winter). When she comes back from the Underworld to spend half a year with her mother, spring returns to earth.

Demeter und Persephone

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Author: Ludwig Preller

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000098899

Category: Demeter (Greek deity)

Page: 406

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Demeter and Persephone

With extensive notes at the end of each chapter, this book will have you understanding the intricacies and genius of such a work and why the mythology of Demeter and Persephone is still important to us today.* The Homeric Hymn To Demeter in ...

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Author: Robert Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 1540741346

Category:

Page: 66

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Read about the legendary DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE in the MOST IMPORTANT GREEK MYTH ever composed. Take in the classic words of the HOMERIC HYMN TO DEMETER and relive the epic journey of of the goddess as she searches for her kidnapped daughter. With extensive notes at the end of each chapter, this book will have you understanding the intricacies and genius of such a work and why the mythology of Demeter and Persephone is still important to us today.* The Homeric Hymn To Demeter in full translation!* Ground-breaking notes and interpretations!* An extensive account of Demeter, Persephone, and the Eleusinian Mysteries in history!Many people know the name and some of the story, but few can really tell with any understanding what it is that the myth of Demeter is about or why it has always been held as the most important. Now you can follow along with the full text of each episode and find out what the hidden meanings are. Discover what really happen at the secret rituals of Eleusis. Learn how initiates of the cult thought they could escape death. Read into the shocking realization of feminism in early Greek culture.* The Homeric Hymn To Demeter* The Loss Of Persephone* Demeter Searches For Persephone* The Rage Of Demeter* An Episode With Demaphoon* The Strength of Demeter* Persephone Returns From The Underworld* Overarching Interpretations* The Heroic Cycle Of Demeter* The Eleusinian Mysteries* Eleusinian Truths* Feminism In Ancient Greece* Demeter's GriefRead on and discover the secrets of Demeter and Persephone!

Rachel Cameron and the Myth of Demeter and Persephone

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Münster (Englisches Seminar), course: Canadian women's writing: Margaret Laurence's Manawaka cycle, 9 entries ...

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Author: Anna-Carina Müller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638931472

Category:

Page: 32

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Munster (Englisches Seminar), course: Canadian women's writing: Margaret Laurence's Manawaka cycle, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This research paper endeavours to investigate the relation between Rachel Cameron, protagonist of Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God, and the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. Therefore, academic works are consulted as well as examples and citations from Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God are picked out, in order to confirm or emphasize certain aspects and ideas. First of all, some general facts of a mother-daughter relationship are given, in order to establish a relationship to the principal topic of this research paper, from Jungian theory to Eleusinian mysteries. To relate the myth of Demeter and Persephone to Rachel Cameron in an as detailed manner as possible to Rachel Cameron, there will, firstly, be an analysis of Persephone's role in A Jest of God, by means of drawing parallels between Persephone and Rachel. Next, the close relation between life, death and fertility is to be investigated, in order to establish another relationship between myth and novel, and, further, it shall be investigated, in how far Demeter is represented in the protagonist Rachel and not only in her mother May. The last point will be the conclusion which summarises the most important findings of this paper and tries to answer the question in how far the myth of Demeter and Persephone is represented in Margaret Laurence's protagonist Rachel Cameron. In her novel A Jest of God, Margaret Laurence obviously establishes a connection to the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. In opposition to the eternal dyad between mother and son, which, according to Adrienne Rich, is always the representation in divinity, sociology, art and psychoanalytic theory, Laurence, in her novel A Jest of God, narrates the sto"

The Archetypal Myth of Demeter Persephone

An early version of the Demeter & Persephone myth, designed to be read aloud in celebration of the beginning of spring. Insights into goddess mythology, psychology and ancient Minoan culture are also presented throughout the book.

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Author: Marjorie Meyers Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1424322448

Category: Persephone (Greek deity)

Page: 35

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An early version of the Demeter & Persephone myth, designed to be read aloud in celebration of the beginning of spring. Insights into goddess mythology, psychology and ancient Minoan culture are also presented throughout the book.

Read Aloud Classics Demeter and Persephone Big Book Shared Reading Book

In this Greek myth, Demeter's grief for the loss of her daughter causes her to neglect the earth for six months a year, bringing winter.

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Author: Phoebe Franklin

Publisher: Read Aloud Classics

ISBN: 1478807180

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

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In this Greek myth, Demeter's grief for the loss of her daughter causes her to neglect the earth for six months a year, bringing winter.

Life s Daughter death s Bride

Richly illustrated with dreams, insights, and relational dynamics drawn from clients in psychotherapy, this book will appeal to both layperson and professional. 25 photos.

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Author: Kathie Carlson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019322580

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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An in-depth exploration of the profound relevance for contemporary women of the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. Richly illustrated with dreams, insights, and relational dynamics drawn from clients in psychotherapy, this book will appeal to both layperson and professional. 25 photos.

Demeter and Persephone in Ancient Corinth

When the Roman tourist Pausanias visited Corinth around A.D. 160, he saw many shrines and buildings high up to the south of the city, on the slopes of Acrocorinth.

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Author: Nancy Bookidis

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876616716

Category: History

Page: 32

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When the Roman tourist Pausanias visited Corinth around A.D. 160, he saw many shrines and buildings high up to the south of the city, on the slopes of Acrocorinth. This booklet describes excavations at one of these, the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone (Kore). The details of religious rites revealed are of particular interest since the cult of the two goddesses, also celebrated at Eleusis, is one of the most mysterious in antiquity, and no literary testimony exists to explain what may have happened behind the high walls. Terracotta dolls, ritual meals of pork, and miniature models of food-filled platters hint at a vigorous religious tradition associated with human and agricultural fertility.

Demeter s Dilemma

This book is the second in a series of constellation stories. The emphasis is on the constellation Virgo. They mythical story is told about how Virgo was placed in the sky. It is the story of the explanation of the seasons.

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Author: Lucinda Mitchell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434308139

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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This book is the second in a series of constellation stories. The emphasis is on the constellation Virgo. They mythical story is told about how Virgo was placed in the sky. It is the story of the explanation of the seasons. They key characters are Demeter (Mother Nature) and her Persephone (her daughter).

The Narcissus and the Pomegranate

This book will be of particular interest to scholars of religious history, art history, archaeology, and literature. It is also accessible to the general reader interested in Greek literature, myths, and religion.

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Author: Ann Suter

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016471259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Offering a new understanding of the Hymn to Demeter, Ann Suter provides an analysis of methodological approaches, reconciling the seemingly disparate pieces of the complex narrative of the hymn. Examining evidence from other versions of the hymn's myths, as well as from Greek religion, linguistics, and archaeology, she lends a new understanding to the relationships among the hymn's personages--Persephone, Demeter, Hades, and Zeus--as they developed and crystallized, providing a new chronology for the cults of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis. The author analyzes the traditional language of the hymn and Persephone's retelling of her story to Demeter, arguing that the hymn involves an earlier tale of Demeter and Persephone that predates the seventh century. Suter uses anthropological applications to illustrate that the story of Persephone's abduction does not reflect a female initiation rite into adulthood, as has been argued, but rather an hieros gamos. These methodologies point to the conclusion that Persephone was once a powerful goddess in her own right, independent of Hades and of Demeter as well. To test the accuracy of these possibilities, the book next examines evidence from outside the hymn. Other versions of the two myths in the hymn support the idea that these myths--Persephone's abduction and Demeter's nursing of Demophon--were once separate and were late combined to create a new story. Evidence from the chief archaeological sites, from vase painting and other artistic forms is provided to enhance the argument. Thus the evidence from outside the hymn supports the conclusions of the textual analyses, giving surprising substantiation that the hymn itself commemorates the early days of the worship of the goddesses as a mother/daughter pair. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of religious history, art history, archaeology, and literature. It is also accessible to the general reader interested in Greek literature, myths, and religion. Ann Suter is Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Rhode Island.

Persephone Unveiled

"The history of the goddess in all her forms from the persepective of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their relation to the goddesses Demeter and Persephone, and their importance in the ancient Hellenic world"--Provided by publisher.

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Author: Charles Stein

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556435812

Category: History

Page: 241

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"The history of the goddess in all her forms from the persepective of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their relation to the goddesses Demeter and Persephone, and their importance in the ancient Hellenic world"--Provided by publisher.

Mysteries of Demeter

A practical manual for recreating the Rites and Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, an ancient Earth-based religion that celebrates not only the Great Mother Goddess and Her Daughter, but a respect for life, for the Earth, and for the ...

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Author: Jennifer Reif

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631416

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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A practical manual for recreating the Rites and Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, an ancient Earth-based religion that celebrates not only the Great Mother Goddess and Her Daughter, but a respect for life, for the Earth, and for the divinity of the soul. Each celebration or rite is complete and presented in a clear and practical way. Includes chants, sacred prayers, and recipes for sacred food, and practical, as well as, historical, information. Color photos. llustrated. Bibliography. Index.

Demeter and Persephone the Seasons of Time

Hades, the god of the dead, falls in love with Persephone, the maiden of spring, and steals her from her mother Demeter to be his bride and queen of the underworld.

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Author: I. M. Richardson

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0893758647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 299

Hades, the god of the dead, falls in love with Persephone, the maiden of spring, and steals her from her mother Demeter to be his bride and queen of the underworld.