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Persephone and Demeter

A painting by Susan Eleanor Boulet The story and the painting have great emotional power: an innocent maiden; a mother's grief at the abduction and joy at the return of her daughter. Tears adorn Demeter’s headpiece. The imagery in this piece is a paradigm of myths that explain natural processes; the yearly descent of the goddess in Winter, (as a result of ingesting Hades gift of the pomegranate), and her yearly return to Demeter in Spring, symbolized by a garland of forest flowers encircling Persephone’s head. This myth is a telling of the budding and dying of nature, the movement of the seasons. Imagery at the bottom center of the piece depicts Persephone entering the winter portal.

Persephone and Demeter
TDIDriver, Feb 4, 2008