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Pomegranate

Pomegranate - pomegranate, arils, seeds, fruit, nature, food
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The myth of Persephone, the goddess of the Underworld, prominently features the pomegranate.
In one version of Greek mythology, Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and taken off to live in the underworld as his wife.
Her mother, Demeter (goddess of the Harvest), went into mourning for her lost daughter and thus all green things ceased to grow.
Zeus, the highest ranking of the Greek gods, could not allow the Earth to die, so he commanded Hades to return Persephone. It was the rule of the Fates that anyone who consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there. Persephone had no food, but Hades tricked her into eating six pomegranate seeds while she was still his prisoner and so, because of this, she was condemned to spend six months in the Underworld every year.
During these six months, when Persephone is sitting on the throne of the Underworld next to her husband Hades, her mother Demeter mourns and no longer gives fertility to the earth.
This became an ancient Greek explanation for the seasons.
Shadow_Chaser Uploaded by Shadow_Chaser on . Pomegranate - Desktop Nexus Nature Download free wallpapers and background images: Pomegranate. Desktop Nexus Nature background ID 649312. The myth of Persephone, the goddess of the Underworld, prominently features the pomegranate.
In one version of Greek mythology, Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and taken off to live in the underworld as his wife.
Her mother, Demeter (goddess of the Harvest), went into mourning for her lost daughter and thus all green things ceased to grow.
Zeus, the highest ranking of the Greek gods, could not allow the Earth to die, so he commanded Hades to return Persephone. It was the rule of the Fates that anyone who consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there. Persephone had no food, but Hades tricked her into eating six pomegranate seeds while she was still his prisoner and so, because of this, she was condemned to spend six months in the Underworld every year.
During these six months, when Persephone is sitting on the throne of the Underworld next to her husband Hades, her mother Demeter mourns and no longer gives fertility to the earth.
This became an ancient Greek explanation for the seasons.
Rating: 4.6

Wallpaper Comments (5)

ladynevada
Posted by ladynevada on 02/04/14 at 12:39 AM
used to have these delicious pomegranate trees in my back yard, until I moved to the desert...no such luck. +1
vampire07
Posted by vampire07 on 05/02/12 at 09:00 AM
it looks delicious :)
Mooncat
Posted by Mooncat on 06/03/11 at 04:16 PM
My favourite!
YellowForever
Posted by YellowForever on 04/25/11 at 03:25 AM
Lovely :) +1
caramelie
Posted by caramelie on 04/24/11 at 01:35 PM
Very nice! :) fav+1
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Total Downloads: 612
Times Favorited: 10
Uploaded By: Shadow_Chaser
Date Uploaded: April 23, 2011
Filename: mix-wall--74-.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1440
File Size: 667.18KB
Category: Other

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