Persephone

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Persephone is Goddess of the Spring and Queen of the Underworld, currently unscribed, voiced by Jamie Lynn Battle.

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Know Your Goddess

Height: 5’2

Weight: 110

Hair Color: Wheaten blond in spring and summer, Faded to almost silver blond in fall and winter. Worn long and flowing.

Facial Hair: N/A

Eyes: Blue in the summer to a faded grey silver in the Underworld.

Distinguishing Features: None

Family

Parents: Demeter and Zeus

Siblings: Many Half-Siblings

Spouse: Hades

Children: Melinoë and Zagreus

Professions

Runs Post-Taratarus Therapy.

Residence

God Complex Headquarters, God Complex, Greece. on Floor 12 during the Spring and Summer, and in the winter and fall, in the Underworld, Residence in the Apartments.

Personal Information

General Overview: Persephone is the Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld. Many years ago, she was kidnapped by Hades and brought to the Underworld to live as his Queen. Through an exchange of six pomegranate seeds which she consumed while she was there, she lives six months in the Underworld with Hades and six months on Olympus with Demeter. Persephone is also know as the Iron Queen, as she embraced her role as the Queen of the Underworld and became the one in charge of punishments.

Deity Nicknames: Kore, Seph, Percy

Likes: Pomegranate anything.

Dislikes: betrayals, attacks against her family and home, loneliness and losing her temper.

Flaws/Weakness

Momma’s Daughter. Persephone was extremely sheltered by her mother and, as a result, sometimes suffers from a bit of naïvité and lack of self-confidence.

Generous to a Fault. Persephone will give anyone anything they need at any time, often without thinking of her own needs or wants.

Skills / Abilities

Immortality. Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections.

Mother Tongue. As the bridge between the mortal world and the divine, they speak all languages mortals do, even the long dead ones.

Goddess Of Spring. As the Embodiment of Spring, Persephone is a fertility goddess. She has powers over the growth of plants, and the aspects of spring including weather, the fertility of animals. With her Return from the Underworld, she brings spring back to the mortal realm, and begins the rebirth of the world.

Spring Growth. Persephone can make plants grow and bloom just by force of will. In the aspect of the Goddess of Rebirth, she can also overtake structures to reclaim them for the wilds. She can also accelerate the growth to the natural passing of time and make barred land fertile again.

Queen’s Pardon. As the Queen of the Underworld, Persephone takes every Curse of Man heard, bottles and stores it until the mortal passes. When the Soul is judged, she will submit all evidence at their trial, she knows their heart is in the right or wrong place. In this role, Persephone gets the last word before the souls final sentencing. Providing Justice within the court of the Underworld.

Possessions

Normal Daily Wear: Persephone is embracing her new life, within the Mortal realm, she dresses as her whims take her. If going out, she dresses up, if enjoying the day or relaxing she tends more to flowing styles. There is almost always some reference to flowers and skulls in her garb. Her Style tends to a Bohemian style. For Jewelry Persephone wears a simple locket in gold around her neck otherwise her hands are unadorned. In the spring and summer she usually wears a crown, hair band or combs of flowers. Very often Persephone is seen without shoes.

Magical Artifacts/Weapons:

N/A

Historical Synopsis

Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and His sister goddess Demeter. Goddess of Spring, Growth and Queen of the Underworld as the wife of Hades. When in the meadow picking flowers, Kore (Persephone) was taken by Hades and carried off to the Underworld to be his bride. Her mother, Demeter fell into a great sadness, and during this time as she searched the world for her missing daughter, the weather changed, crops failed and mortals suffered. During this search she was accompanied by the Goddess Hekate, and advised by the Titan god of the Sun Helios.

When Demeter learned of the Abduction, she demanded the return of her daughter, and would not allow the world to bear fruit until she was returned. Zeus relented, but because Persephone had eaten of the fruit of the underworld, the Pomegranate, she was bound to the Underworld. Thus the compromise was born, during the Spring and Summer, Persephone returned to the mortal world with her mother, the world blooming and becoming fruitful. Conversely when she returned to the Underworld, plants began to die and wither, and fall and winter arrive.

This story made her, even with the ancients, the symbol of vegetation which shoots forth in spring, and the power of which withdraws into the earth at other seasons of the year.

Though known for the Abduction of Persephone and the references to the wife of Hades, Persephone is also known for her wrath, as recounted in the story of Minthe.

“Minthe, who according to myth, became the concubine of Haides, was trampled under foot by Kore (Persephone) and was transformed into Garden Mint, the plant which some call Hedyosmos” – Strabo, Geography 8.3 14 (Trans. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.)[1]