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Persephone, Demeter, and Hades Resources



A great website for all things mythical

Death and the Maiden

The myth of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades is considered the original "death and the maiden" story, which inspired a ton of European artwork. Learn more, and check out some great art, at this website.


God of War

Persephone and Hades show up in the <em>God of War</em> video game series as bosses.

Historical Documents


Here's Ovid's famous version of the myth from his <em>Metamorphoses</em>.


Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (maybe you know him from "The Lady of Shalott http://www.shmoop.com/lady-of-shalott/"?) retold the myth in a poem called "Demeter and Persephone."


Percy Jackson

Persephone and Hades' appearance the movie version of <em>The Lightning Thief</em>. <em> </em>

Cocteau Twins

A song called "Persephone" by the Cocteau Twins

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind's song named after "Persephone."



An illustrated children's book.

Demeter and Persephone: Spring Held Hostage

A graphic novel version of the tale

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