Sunday, May 9, 2010

Demeter and Mother's Day

So much of Persephone's mythology is rooted deeply in her relationship to her Mother.  And so much of her mother's mythology is rooted deeply in being a mother - the name "Demeter" may even mean "Earth Mother".  She is not only mother to Persephone, but in some ways to all humankind.  The Homeric Hymn 13 to Demeter :
"I begin to sing of rich-haired Demeter, awful goddess, of her and of her daughter lovely Persephone. Hail, goddess! Keep this city safe, and govern my song."
Persephone will be spending the next three months with her mother in Olympos, celebrating the summer and the love of mother and daughter. 

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