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Item:183922224917*Handmade In Greece by skilled and trained Craftsman/Very Detailed and high quality*KORE OF MAYPERSEPHONE was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Haides (Hades). She was also the goddess of spring growth, who was worshipped alongside her mother Demeter in the Eleusinian Mysteries. This agricultural-based cult promised its initiates passage to a blessed afterlife.Persephone was titled Kore (Core) (the Maiden) as the goddess of spring's bounty. Once upon a time when she was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, Kore was seized by Haides and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter despaired at her dissappearance and searched for her the throughout the world accompanied by the goddess Hekate (Hecate) bearing torches. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Haides--a handful of pomegranate seeds--she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. Her annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain. Her return to the underworld in winter, conversely, saw the dying down of plants and the halting of growth.HEIGHT: 25cm / 9.8 inchesWIDTH: 8cm / 3.1 inchesMANUFACTURER: HandmadeCULTURE: GreekCOLOR: WhiteWEIGHT: 400gr / 0.88 lbMATERIAL: Cast alabaster & marbleSTYLE NAME: Ancient ArtTYPE: Statue / SculptureHANDMADE Very Detailed and High QualityGIFT BOXEDPROFESSIONAL PACKAGING*Actual Product dimensions, weight and color available may differ from those shown as this is handmade.HANDMADEPROFESSIONAL PROTECTIVE PACKAGING TO ENSURE A SAFE JOURNEY/TRACKING DETAILS PROVIDEDArtist:HANDMADE BY GREEK CRAFTSMAN, Colour:White, Style:ANCIENT GREEK, Medium:CAST MARBLE AND ALABASTER MIXED, Type:Statue, Width (Inches):3.1, Placement:Table, Subject:Greek Mythological Goddess, Culture:Greek, Height (Inches):9.8
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Kore of May / Persephone Goddess Queen of the underworld / 25 cm / 9.88 inches