Persephone's Bees is the name of a pretty rockin' band—in fact, we'd say they're the bee's knees. And if you're not convinced that it's named after our mythological friend, check this out: one of their songs is called "Queen's Night Out."
"Death and the Maiden" was a popular motif in Renaissance art, and guess what? It was inspired by the myth of Persephone's abduction by Hades.
Third Eye Blind has a song called "Persephone." And just like Persephone (to whom he's singing), the singer is waiting with bated breath for spring to arrive.