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Persephone (Proserpine) Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Library by Apollodorus

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

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

Dec 20, 2019

Perséphone by Igor Stravinsky

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

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.

Dec 20, 2019

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

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

Dec 20, 2019

God of War II: Chains of Olympus

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

Dec 20, 2019

Persephone by Sally Pomme-Clayton

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Persephone the Phony by Joan Holub

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Lightning Thief

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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