Persephone, daughter of Demeter and Zeus and wife to Hades ~ was abducted in a field by Hades, who carried her down to the Underworld. Demeter swore that if she was never to return that the goddess would destroy the Earth with a long winter. Zeus, concerned, approached Hades and the two made a deal. Since Persephone ate pomegranate seeds, she would have to stay for a third of each year with Hades and return to her mother for the rest of the year. This created the seasons.
The goddesses of springtime, Persephone, Ishtar, and Ostara, bring us the message of awakening and personal growth. Their gift is the motivation and the energy we need to pursue our dreams. As the tender green buds begin to leaf out around us, our own lives are refilled with vital energy. Spring is the time to make room in our hearts for a passion for all things new. And it helps to use a little bit of magic and . . .