Persephone

Persephone

[per-sef-uh-nee]
noun
1.
Also, Proserpina, Proserpine. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
2.
a female given name.
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Persephone (pəˈsɛfənɪ)
 
n
Greek myth Roman counterpart: Proserpina a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades and made his wife and queen of the underworld, but allowed part of each year to leave it

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Persephone
wife of Hades, queen of the netherworld, identified with Kore, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, from Gk. Persephone (see person).
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