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ID: 901001949
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001949
Record Type: Character/Person

Persephone (Greek deity)

Note: In Greek religion, daughter of Zeus, the chief god, and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture; she was the wife of Hades, king of the underworld. In the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter,” the story is told of how Persephone was gathering flowers in the Vale of Nysa when she was seized by Hades and removed to the underworld. Upon learning of the abduction, her mother, Demeter, in her misery, became unconcerned with the harvest or the fruitfulness of the Earth, so that widespread famine ensued. Zeus therefore intervened, commanding Hades to release Persephone to her mother. Because Persephone had eaten a single pomegranate seed in the underworld, she could not be completely freed but had to remain one-third of the year with Hades, spending the other two-thirds with her mother. In Greek religion, daughter of Zeus, the chief god, and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture; she was the wife of Hades, king of the underworld. In the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter,” the story is told of how Persephone was gathering flowers in the Vale of Nysa when she was seized by Hades and removed to the underworld.

Names:
Persephone (Greek deity) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Περσεφόνη (Greek deity) (Greek,U,N)
Κόρη (Greek deity) (Greek,U,N)
Parsefuna (Greek deity) (undetermined,U,N)
Persefone (Greek deity) (undetermined,U,N)
Persefono (Greek deity) (undetermined,U,N)
Perszephoné (Greek deity) (undetermined,U,N)
ペルセポネー (Greek deity) (Japanese,U,N)
پرسفونه (Greek deity) (Arabic,U,N)
페르세포네 (Greek deity) (Korean,U,N)
פרספונה (Greek deity) (Hebrew,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Persephone (Greek deity) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Abduction of Persephone by Pluto
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek narratives, Abduction of Persephone by Pluto (Greco-Roman narrative)) [901000646]
consort/spouse of .... Hades
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Hades (Greek deity)) [901001953]
child of .... Zeus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Zeus (Greek deity)) [901000671]
child of .... Demeter
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Demeter (Greek deity)) [901000683]
counterpart is .... Proserpina
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Roman iconography, Roman characters, Proserpina (Roman deity)) [901001948]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... deity
.....(people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
deity of .... spring (season)
.....(seasons, earth sciences concepts, physical sciences concepts, scientific concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Persephone (Greek deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in 92M2 (story of) Proserpina ...
Περσεφόνη (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Κόρη (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Parsefuna (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Persefone (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Persefono (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Perszephoné (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
ペルセポネー (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
پرسفونه (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
페르세포네 (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
פרספונה (Greek deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Persephone," accessed 4 July 2017; "Persephone ," accessed 7 July 2017
................ National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. [online] (2001-)
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

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