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Skirving Moore Fine Art
Persephone
  • Persephone

  • Oils & acrylic
  • 90.0cm x 120.0cm
  • £600.00
  • Persephone was carried off by Hades, the Lord of the Underworld. He burst through a cleft in the earth as she picked flowers and dragged her back to his realm. Here he tricked her into eating a handful of pomegranate seeds before releasing her to Hermes. It was a rule that whoever consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there and so she was forced her to return to the underworld for a period each year and each time she did, the earth became a barren realm. This would become known as winter.

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