Demeter, the goddess of harvest, brought her daughter, Persephone everywhere she went. Persephone lived a care free life on Mount Olympus. When Persephone danced around, her joy and laughter went everywhere, and even little flowers would sprout from the ground. The two could never be separated.
Everyone loved Persephone, including Hades, the god of the Underworld. Hades wanted her so much for his own, he decide to take her. Once he had hatched his plan, waited for the perfect moment. It came when innocent Persephone was running in a meadow out of her mother's sight.
Hades opened up the Earth. With his chariot and horses, he grabbed Persephone of her feet and some swine, and fled to the Underworld, closing up the Earth, while Persephone's desperate cries for help faded.
With Persephone gone, Demeter became an old, gray woman who so sad to be apart from her beloved daughter. With Persephone as his Queen, Hades was overjoyed.
When Hermes, the messenger god, came to tell Hades that he had to let Persephone go, Persephone admitted that she had eaten the seeds of a pomegranate. Hades and Persephone knew that she would have to come back.
Demeter was overjoyed that Persephone had returned, but for every seed that Persephone had eaten, according to Zeus, she had to spend one month with Hades.