Demeter the goddess of harvest, had a daughter named Persephone. Everyone loved Persephone, especially her mother. Her mom, Demeter, brought Persephone with her everywhere.
Persephone and Demeter were in a meadow. Persephone wandered off and she was pulled underground by Hades.
Hades gave Persephone gold and jewels. Persephone didn't want to be Hades's queen. She wanted to go home to her mom.
Demeter told Zeus that if Hades didn't bring her daughter back she would never make the Earth green again. Zeus sent Hermes to retrieve Persephone.
Persephone was now back with her mother. They soon found out that Persephone ate pomegranate seeds, the food of the dead. That means she had to go back to Hades. For every seed she ate she stayed with Hades. For the fall and winter she was with Hades and during the spring and summer, she was with her mother.
Now Persephone's time was split every year. Half of the year was with her mother and the other half was with Hades.