"Eros shot me with an arrow. Now I am in love with you."
"I'm mad. I don't want to be in the Underworld."
"Are you hungry?" "Do you want a pomegranate?"
"I am not that hungry. Maybe I will just eat the seeds."
"Oh this pomegranate is delicious!"
"Ha! Now you have to stay in the Underworld during the winter!"
"Oh no, why do have to stay here!"
Change of Seasons Since Persephone only ate the seeds, she has to stay in the Underworld during the winter. This explains the change of seasons. When Persephone is not in the world above Earth, plants do not grow.
"Anyone who tastes the food in the Underworld has to stay here."