Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter from Greek Lore. She is the goddess of vegetation that was said to be kidnapped by Hades, leading to her becoming a goddess and queen of the underworld.

There are many variations on the myth about what happened, but most have Hades kidnapping her and taking her to the underworld. Persephone's mother refused any deity that wanted to be with Persephone and kept them away from her, and it was said that Zeus gave her to his brother Hades.

After eating the food of the underworld, which is believed to have been pomegranate seeds, she would be forced to return to the underworld as all those who eat the underworlds food must return there. For this reason, Persephone spends one-third of the year with Hades and the rest with her mother.