Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I’m Agatha Stephenopoulos reporting for the Deity
As we reported a while back, the god of the underworld, Hades, had kidnapped
the lovely Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter.
This was a great upset to Demeter, who
could not be comforted, despite the efforts of many.
Her mourning caused great toil and famine
among the mortal earth.
Zeus, in an attempt to appease his wife’s grief, sent Hermes to the
underworld in order to bring Persephone back.
After a lengthy and emotional wait, Demeter and
Persephone have been reunited.
Just two days after her return, she graciously agreed to talk to us
about her experience.
Joining me now is Persephone.
Agatha: “Thanks for being here and spending time with the DNN, Persephone, we are
honored to have you!”
Persephone: “Thank you, I am honored to be here.”
Agatha: “Now that you are back from such a traumatic experience, tell me, where were
you when you were first kidnapped and what were you doing at the time?”
Persephone: “Well, honestly it seemed like it was going to be just another usual day.
was in a meadow of Nysa with my friends Leucippe, Phaeno, Electra, Ianthe, and Melita and a
We were picking flowers having a very pleasant time.
Then, my attention was
captured by one extraordinary flower. I had never seen anything like it before.
It was the
sweetest smelling flower I had ever smelled with blossoms like I had never seen! I was
completely drawn to it, and when I went to touch it, the ground parted and out came a golden
Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Lines 416-429