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Persephone, Demeter, and Hades
Persephone, Demeter, and Hades
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  • Beware of Pomegranates

Persephone, Demeter, and Hades: Beware of Pomegranates True or False

1. 1. What is Persephone the goddess of? -> a. Spring
2. 2. How does Persephone end up in the underworld? -> b. Persephone asks Zephyrus, the god of the west wind, to fly her there.
3. 3. What Demeter (Ceres) the goddess of? -> d. Marriage
4. 4. How does Demeter figure out what has happened to her daughter? -> c. She asks Helios, the sun god, because he sees everything from his place in the sky.
5. 5. How does Demeter react when she finds out what has happened to Persephone? -> a. She throws a bridal shower for her daughter.
6. 6. How does Zeus try to save the world from a famine and starvation? -> c. He sends ambrosia and nectar to the mortals.
7. 7. How does Hades trick Persephone into coming back to the underworld? -> d. He has his dog Cerberus give her his best sad puppy-dog face.
8. 8. What are the consequences of eating something in the underworld? -> a. If you eat there, you can never leave the underworld.
9. 8. What are the consequences of eating something in the underworld? -> b. You turn into a pomegranate tree.
10. 9. What deal does Zeus' mother, Rhea, strike with Hades? -> d. Persephone must stay in the underworld for part of the year, but can return to her mother for the rest of the year.
11. 10. How does Demeter feel about the deal that Rhea strikes with Hades? -> a. She reluctantly agrees, but vows to not let anything grow on earth while Persephone is in the underworld.
12. 11. What is an etiological myth? -> a. A myth about food.
13. 12. What does this myth explain? -> c. Why the earth has seasons
14. 13. Who is Hades? -> a. The lord of the underworld and the god of the dead
15. 14. Why did people used to call Persephone "Despoina," which translates to "the mistress"? -> a. Because she was Hermes' mistress
16. 15. What were the Eleusinian Mysteries? -> d. A religious celebration in ancient Greece
17. 16. How many seeds are said to be in a pomegranate? -> d. No two pomegranates are alike.
18. 17. In Orthodox Christianity, what is the pomegranate associated with? -> a. Martyrdom