Friday, March 12, 2010

How many pomegranate seeds did Persephone eat?

Persephone is the Goddess of the Underworld. She ate some pomegranate seeds and is now bound to the underworld forever. How many did she eat? Thanks in advance!!!

How many pomegranate seeds did Persephone eat?
It depends where the myth is being told. Different climates have different season lengths and the myth was changed to fit. One seed usually represents a month, so expect to see 4-9 seeds being eaten. There are multiple variations, so no one right answer.
Reply:She ate 6. Zeus decreed that she was bound to the underworld for 6 months of the year-one for every seed that she ate.
Reply:i thought it was a half of an pomegranate and for 6 months (or rather half of a year,they`re calendar year was 13 months long)out of a year(it was not forever).my belief was more like the second source i listed.the first source i listed ,that did not agree with my belief, said a handful of seeds;and that she stays for winter in the underworld and returns in the spring.
Reply:Three, and not forever.


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