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Demeter and Persephone Relationship Between Parent and Child In the Story of Demeter and Persephone we learn about the relationship between parents and their children More importantly this relationship is a mother daughter relationship and has Ideas that Greek culture might have practiced In this story we also see the growth of characters and the changes that they go through because of the actions by others around them Demeter is the beautiful goddess who is sister to Zeus Persephone also visually stunning and lovely is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter Already from this relationship we can see that in Greek mythology there was a lot of marrying within the family This practice might have been reflective of Greek society at that time In order to please his brother Hades Zeus tells him that he can go and take his daughter Persephone to be his wife While Persephone was playing with her friends in the beautiful outdoors picking flowers she was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the underworld It would seem to the ancient Greeks that it was a mans world and Father knew best Without consulting Demeter about his brother marrying their daughter Zeus just gave her away Worst of all he did not ask Persephone how she felt about this whole arrangement It was as if children were the possessions of their parents and had no say in their future plans As she was being carried away she led out a cry calling her father Zeus and all the other gods to help her but no one came The only ones who heard her pleas were Hecate goddess of the moon and daughter of Persaeus and lord Helius the sun god son of Hyperion Them hearing her pleas was like children identifying with each other of the mistreatment of parents to their children It was as if they had seen or heard of this happening before and now it was taking place
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