what relevance does the myth of demeter and persephone have today? how is it reflected in our own society?
i am talking about the myth of hades and his abduction of demeter's daughter, persephone.
- LilituLv 710 years agoBest Answer
For me this tale represents strongly the topic of death and ressurection. (Persephone dies and is returned upon the living)
The death and ressurection of Jesus is in a way an interpretion of persephones and demeters myth. In Jesus death and his ressurection the world is born anew according to christianity. The theme of death and ressurection is a common topic in various dramas, books films, stories and fairytales. Of course not everybody dies in bodily - often it is allegory, but it seems to be a universal wish in mankind that there is something after death, and that after whatever hardships there is a new dawn.