In Greek mythology, Persephone is the daughter of Demeter who was a consort of Zeus, the King of the gods.
This is the story as I remember it (there are many different versions). Persephone represent the harvest. She was highly sought after by the gods, but her mother kept her away from Olympus to separate her. Hades, the god of the underworld or afterlife, fell in love with her and abducted her. Persephone was terrified, and cried constantly when she was seated next to Hades. She was so distraught that she didn't even eat. Demeter was beside herself, searching for her daughter. The earth suffered from the lack of spring and harvest. Helios, the sun, saw what had happened, and let Zeus know. By this time, Persephone was so weak that she accepted a pomegranate from Hades, and sucked 6 seeds from it. Zeus demanded that Persephone be returned to end the suffering of the people. Still having strong feelings for Persephone, Hades refused to let her go - since she had eaten the food of the u