Daughter of Demeter, Goddess of Springtime, the patient and sympathetic Persephone, or Kore, had the capacity for unending ruthlessness. Abducted by Hades while out picking flowers, she was tricked into eating Pomegranate seeds, thus forcing her to stay with Hades for half the year, only returning to her mother during the spring and summer months… But Persephone, in the grand scheme of things, was the true abductor. Hades and Persephone were the most devoted couple in the Greek pantheon, and her jealousy rivaled that of Hera’s. Hades may have kidnapped her, but Persephone proved herself the ultimate Queen of the Underworld, ruler of Spring, and inevitably did the impossible by bringing life to death. Her symbols are mint, the narcissus, and the pomegranate.