So Persephone climbed into the chariot and bid her husband farewell, as she was sped off to the middle realm of mother earth, the home of her devoted mother.
I'm so happy that you are home.
I love you Persephone.
The flowers sang joyfully of her return, while her mother beamed with pride. Demeter could not believe that the child she had born and raised was gone.She was a goddess, one both beautiful and wise.
Demeter recalled a declaration Zeus had made from the heavens up above, in order for Persephone to return to the home and life she had known, the young goddess must be as pure as the day she had left her mothers side.However the ruby stain upon her lips spoke of the beauty's fate. Persephone had tasted the fruit of life.It could not be erased.
Why did she have to leave me again!!!
Even so, Zeus loved his daughter too much to send her back to Hades without the hope of returning to her mother's abode above.
So each spring Persephone comes back with the flowers that pave her way, to tell the story of rebirth, hope and harmony.
Each fall when she leaves again for the underworld below, her mother mourns and winter comes, while she waits for her to return.Yet,for Persephone there is no remorse.She looks forward to the time she spends as Hades Queen and wife, and to guiding those who have lost their way to the next phase of their life.