First, Persephone from the perspective of Greek mythology… The Titan Kronos had six children: Demeter, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia and Zeus. The beautiful daughter of Demeter and Zeus, Persephone is the focus of the story resulting in the division of the seasons. Persephone is kidnapped as part of a secret agreement between Zeus and Hades; Zeus gave up his daughter to placate Hades. Hades abducted her and took her to his underground kingdom. After much protest, Persephone came to love the cold blooded king of the underworld but her mother, Demeter (the mother of the earth’s seasons), was consumed with rage and sorrow. She demonstrated her anger by punishing Earth’s inhabitants with a bitter and cold winter. Unless Persephone was returned of to her mother’s side, Earth would perish.