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Have you ever come across a tale or a myth wherein a female character was revealed as a protagonist away from harm and not to be controlled by others Not very likely The mythological world was so much of mens civilization that women werent after audiences attention whatsoever Despite the fact that female characters were often involved in countless myths many were scapegoats for men they must suffer sacrifice and be tossed around Such portrayals were established within Demeter and Persephone by Celia Barker Lottridge The Face in the Pool by Mary Pope Osborne and inside the Greek Mythology The Beginnings Pandoras Box by T R Gadd In almost all tales and myths there was always an innocent female character who must suffer in the end Demeter goddess of Earth along with her daughter Persephone were two delighted female figures who lived on Earth in the story of Demeter and Persephone Unfortunately Hades god of the underworld decided to kidnap Demeters beloved daughter bringing joy and lightness to the world where only death existed Ultimately Demeter soon discovered the loss of Persephone and this angered mother sought for revenge Consequently Persephone became the property of and was under the domination of Hades As an ignorant person Persephone did not know why all of a sudden she became the bride of Hades and would forever breathe the air of underworld On the same hand people and the nature of Earth were covered with remembrance of Demeters Until my daughter is returned to me the earth will show the sorrow in my heart Lottridge 314 Demeter stated to Zeus From this it was shown that both Demeter and Persephone were innocent female figures who had done nothing wrong but had to suffer in different ways Furthermore the goddess of Earth along with Persephone were just bringing energy and joy to the world while Hades was the one who caused the trouble Yet Persephone had to stay in
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