Persephone and the four seasons. Short legends for children
The ancient Greeks explained some phenomena of nature with legends of Greek mythology . Persephone, Demeter and Hades are the protagonists of this short story that explains how the four seasons came about. Demeter was the goddess of the land, of agriculture and she was the one who decided the passag
The ancient Greeks explained some phenomena of nature with legends of Greek mythology. Persephone, Demeter and Hades are the protagonists of this short story that explains how the four seasons came about.
Demeter was the goddess of the land, of agriculture and she was the one who decided the passage of the seasons. Based on the time he spent with his beloved daughter, Persephone, la spring gave way to summer, summer to autumn and, finally, winter.The four seasons of the year
There was a time when the whole year was spring. The goddess
Demeter provided year-round fields full of crops, flowers in the gardens, trees full of fruit and a radiant sun. But one fine day ended that eternal spring. It was when the god of the underworld, Hades , abducted his daughterPersephone and Demeter was enraged. It happened like that. Demeter
walked quietly through a forest when she suddenly heard a cry from her daughter Persephone. Demeter ran to help but did not have time because when he got to her, he saw how Hadeswas taking her in his car to his underground kingdom, a place they said could never leave. Demeter got into a rage and asked the rest of the gods for help to get her daughter out of there, but everyone was very afraid of Hades as if to ask her for explanations. "Well, if you do not help me get my daughter back, Persephone, you're going to find out," she said angrily. "Demeter." Then she crossed her arms and stopped working as a goddess of nature. The fields dried, the leaves of the trees fell, there were no flowers in the gardens and the sun was not allowed to pass. Nobody had food to eat and people were going hungry. So the rest of the gods had no choice but to act. They called the god of the underworld, Hades
, to come out in his car to the surface and they all had a conversation. -Hades , you have to returnPersephone
- the gods told him - because Demeteris very sad and does not want to work. People are going hungry and all fields have dried up.
- Persephonewill not come back - said Hades - because of the underground world you can only leave with my permission. And also live happy with me. The negotiation seemed difficult, but in the end among all the gods convinced Hades
to let Persephone leave for 6 months a year. He could spend that time with his mother
Demeter and then go back with him. Hades agreed and let Persephone out. Demeter's joy when she saw her daughter again made everything bloom again, the fruit trees, the vegetables in the orchards, the wheat in the fields. Then spring came, filling the whole world with color and joy. Spring gave way to summer when Demeter and Persephone enjoyed themselves on the beach in the warmth of the sun. But, alas, Persephone had to return soon to Hades. Each year, Persephone returned to the underworld and Demeter became so sad that the leaves of the trees fell, giving way to autumn. And the more time passed without her daughter, Demeter would shiver with cold and so llega winter came. But since life is a cycle, finally, spring always arrives. Laura Vélez. Editor of Guiainfantil.com