Persephone, also called Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld; she was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld.
The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence she is also associated with spring and with the seeds of the fruits of the fields. Persephone as a vegetation goddess (Kore) and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian mysteries that predated the Olympian pantheon.
The epithet of beauty “white arms” was used by Hesiod, in his Theogony.
Woah, this is the first digital work which I can say I'm completely satisfied with!
wacom bamboo, approximately 6 h.
Model of reference: Frida Gustavsson.