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Persephone (Proserpine) Sightings

  • The Library by Apollodorus 201BC - 200

    Persephone's abduction by Hades made its way into this super-old text—and it's just as tragic now as it was then.

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    An unassuming Persephone (known in Ovid's poem as Proserpina) is minding her own flower-picking business when Hades (Pluto) snatches her up.

  • Perséphone by Igor Stravinsky 1934

    The late, great composer created the music for this piece that combines dancers, chorus, and spoken word to tell the story of Persephone. Take that, Ovid.

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan 2005

    She doesn't get a lot of page time, but Persephone is pretty likeable in this series—she even tries to convince Hades not to kill Percy.

  • Demeter and Persephone: Spring Held Hostage by Ron Fontes, illustrated by Steve Kurth 2007

    Persephone takes on the illustrated world in this comic book about her adventures with her mom. Quite the dynamic duo!

  • God of War II: Chains of Olympus 2008

    Persephone teams up with Atlas and the dream god, Morpheus, to destroy the world in this video game. You go, girl… or not.

  • Persephone by Sally Pomme-Clayton 2009

    Now early readers can have their chance to read Persephone's story for themselves. And it doesn't hurt that this children's book comes chock full of colorful illustrations.

  • Persephone the Phony by Joan Holub 2010

    In this kids' book, Persephone falls for the bad boy in school. Yep, you guessed it: Hades.

  • The Lightning Thief 2010

    Persephone—played by the lovely Rosario Dawson—makes a cameo in the film version of the first book of the Percy Jackson series. Keep your eye out for her in the rest of the series, too.

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