Title: “Persephone leaving Hades”
Size: 65″ X 84″
According to mythology, Hades, god of the Underworld, fell in love with beautiful Persephone when he saw her picking flowers one day in a meadow. The god then carried her off in his chariot to live with him in the dark Underworld. In some accounts, Zeus had given his consent to the abduction. In Persephone’s absence, winter fell, and on her return, spring. Life begets death, and death begets life.