American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Demeter and Zeus who was abducted by Hades but rescued by her mother and thereafter spent six months of the year on earth and six months in the underworld.
- n. (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
- From Ancient Greek Περσεφόνη (Wiktionary)
“Persephone is a multi-media-musical play within a play featuring Julia Stiles (of the Jason Bourne films and Oleanna on Broadway) in the title role, which last week finished it's premiere run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).”
“In a compromise that restores the balance of life and death -- and brings parity back to the sexes -- Persephone is allowed to return to her mother six months of every year.”
“Persephone is only a girl when she is abducted by Hades, the god of the underworld and death.”
“The collaborative effort of composer Ben Neill, singer/actor Mimi Goese, Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man), and the Ridge Theater group (Lightning at our feet), Persephone is a story of abduction and rape based on the classical Greek myth.”
“But once Persephone is abducted, Stiles and her considerable talent suffer neglect as emphasis shifts to the story of Demeter and her search for her daughter while highlighting Mimi Goese's ambitions as a singer.”
“Persephone is an easy lay, according to Robert Graves in some secret correspondence that we shared when I was in college.”
“Several years ago I ran across my first pomegranate-based fragrance, an oil perfume called Persephone from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.”
“For those who've already asked, Persephone is a professional writers 'organization, so yes, there are publication requirements.”
“Short version: Persephone is a professional advocacy organization for women who write in or about "dark" literature, which in this instance covers everything from traditional horror to a nicely creepy mystery to a non-fiction book or series of articles about the same.”
“Every word Persephone had said to him he cuddled to his breast as the earth closed back over him and he curled into a ball under his great stone bench and his dog licked his salty eyelids and his neck and his hand all at once.”
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