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Term: kore

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Kore:

Daughter of Demeter, she was dragged to the underworld by Hades when she was a young girl. Demeter was so sad that she withheld the fertility of the earth. As a result Zeus commanded Hades to release Kore. However, she had consumed some pomegranate seeds which bound her to the underworld. So it was decided she’d spend part of her time above—a young maiden goddess—and part of her time below. She is a goddess of the spring.




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