While her mother Demeter was the goddess of vegetation, Persephone symbolized the young vegetation. When she was abducted by Hades, the king of the dead, she became the queen of the Underworld.
Persephone signifies the seed which, when cast into the earth, i.e. carried away by the god of the underworld, lies hidden there.
Persephone was famous for her white hands. From recent finds in the tomb at Amphipolis, Persephone was often depicted with red flowing curls and wearing a white tunic held up by a red thin strip at the level of her breast, as well as jewellery on the wrist of her left hand.
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