One of my favourite myth in the Greek cosmogony. And an interesting article about the dark season 🙂
« Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. » ~ Marianne Williamson
The veil between life and death is especially thin at this time of year.
Shedding one skin to reveal another.
Fall is the time when we travel into darkness. In Greek mythology, this time of year is represented by Persephone’s kidnapping to the underworld. An example of the perfect maiden, she is stolen by Hades — the god of the underworld — and taken to be his queen. Light is non-existent. Crops wither and die.
Demeter — Persephone’s mother — is beside herself with grief. She’s responsible for the fecundity and fertility of the planet. She stops doing her job, obsessed by her quest to find her missing daughter. As a result, the world…
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