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March - Following in Persephone's Footsteps

The story of Persephone and Hades is one of the best known Greek myths that explains the changing of the seasons. Hades was the brother of Zeus and ruler of the underworld, and Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, Goddess of nature.

Demeter went to the field to survey her bountiful crops as Persephone engaged in play with water nymphs down by the river. Persephone's eye was drawn to a beautiful yellow flower, the Narcissus and she strayed from the river to go and examine it. She tried to get her playmates to join her, but they could not leave the water. The Narcissus had been planted there by Gaia, who was following the orders of Zeus, to distract Persephone and draw her away from her friends.

Persephone ran to the plant and tried to pick it, but to her horror a giant hole opened up in the g