Oh such a beautiful girl persephone. I must have her as my wife.
Hades will regret taking my daughter and I will have her back!
One day, Persephone was out picking flowers. Hades, the god of the underworld, saw Persephone and wanted to take her as his queen of the underworld.
Haahahaha! You can't do anything about it
Hades went to Zeus and asked for his permission to kidnap Persephone. Zeus agreed, and Hades took Persephone.
When Demeter found out that Persephone was in the underworld, she became furious. She told Zeus that she would not allow nice weather while her daughter was gone.
Zeus, scared for his publicity, sent Hermes down to get Persephone. By the time Hermes got down there though, Persephone had already eaten 6 seeds, therefore she had to stay in the underworld.
Since Persephone had only eaten 6 seeds, Hades said that she only had to stay for 6/12 months of the year. That way, Demeter could be with her daughter for half of the year and Hades with his queen for the other half. So, for 6 months, we have nice, beautiful weather (spring and summer). For the other 6 months though, we have a cold, dry weather (fall and winter).