Die geheimen Tageb├╝cher von einer verderbten Existenz

Behind these gates you will hear my thoughts screaming like nerves under the sun and feel my emotion laughing to the empty ether.
Welcome Dear Wanderer, make yourself at home.
The road is long and tortuous and I hope you enjoy yourself.

Fraternally Yours,
Poison Creeper

Friday, 16 November 2007

Proserpina, Persephone the Myth

Most mythology books focus on Persephone only in the context of her abduction from her mother, Demeter, and Demeter's subsequent fight to get her daughter back. But Persephone's story, and her role in the Greek pantheon, is so much more than this. She is the Queen of the Underworld, as well as the Maiden, symbol of rebirth. Her Latin name, Proserpina, "first serpent," is a reminder of her mysterious connection to the cycles of loss and renewal. In her times above ground, Persephone brings the new growth of spring. But it is in her times in the dark Underworld, beginning with the autumn equinox, that she comes into her full glory, as advocate for the dead and guide of souls. Persephone symbolizes the power of making choices, and of accepting the roles destined for us. If we hesitate at the gate to the deepening places, we may never come into our true power.


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