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~ this year, the autumnal equinox falls upon the twenty-second of september; it is a time to celebrate the bounty of the harvest, as well as balance and the mysteries of the earth ~

perhaps of the most well-known autumn and harvest mythos is that of Persephone and Demeter — in Greek paganism, Demeter is the goddess of agriculture and the harvest.  Following the abduction of her daughter by Hades, Demeter’s grief causes the crops and plants to become dormant until the springtime, when Persephone returns from the underworld

for more information of the classical myths of Demeter and the abduction of Persephone, visit Demeter at Theoi Greek Mythology

When Zeus commanded Plouton [Haides] to send Persephone back up, Plouton gave her a pomegranate seed to eat, as assurance that she would not remain long with her mother.

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