Persephone Pomegranate Infused Maple Syrup

This syrup is our most requested syrup and is delectable on or with: Pancakes, granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, desserts, ice cream, and in cocktails.

$23.99

Description

The story of Persephone, the sweet daughter of the Goddess Demeter who was kidnapped by Hades and later became the Queen of the Underworld, is known all over the world. The story goes that when Hermes reached the Underworld, he requested that Persephone come back to earth with him to rejoin her mother and father. Hades knew he could not refuse the commands of Zeus, but he also could not part from his beloved Persephone. Before she departed from the Underworld, Hades offered Persephone a pomegranate as a farewell. This was a cunning move by Hades. All the Olympians knew that if anyone ate or drank anything in the Underworld they would be destined to remain there for eternity. Thinking of her mother, Persephone decided to, instead, eat the small seeds of the pomegranate – assuming that these would not count as consumption. Little did Persephone know, this was exactly why Hades had given her the pomegranate.

Because Hades had deceivingly tricked the young Persephone into eating the pomegranate, he was commanded to allow Persephone to visit her poor mother above his domain. In return, Zeus promised a binding deal that allowed Hades to have Persephone a month for each seed she had eaten. Thus, for half of each year, Persephone was to sit on the throne of the Underworld beside Hades. During Persephone’s six months on earth reunited with her mother, the land was fertile, beautiful, and warm. The meadows were lush and of the deepest green. The trees were tall, sturdy, and fruitful. The rains came often and drought was unseen. However, when Persephone left the land and entered Hades’ domain, the earth experienced a cold, dark period with no growth. Demeter grieved for her daughter and had little time to nurture the land. It is actually the way of the ancient Greeks to explain the change of the seasons, the eternal cycle of Nature’s death and rebirth.

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Dimensions8 × 12 × 4 in

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