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November 9, 2007

Something Pomegranate

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A couple of people sent me today’s Something Positive strip.

In a nutshell, in Greek mythology, Hades abducted Persephone, the daughter of harvest goddess Demeter, to be his bride. Demeter pulled some strings to get her back but because Persephone had eaten 3 (or 4 or 6, depending on the story) pomegranate seeds while in the Underworld, she is forced to spend 3 (or 4 or 6) months there each year. During those months, Demeter is too distraught to do her job, and thus we have winter.

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3 Comments »

  1. Yep, you hit the nail on the head with your knowledge of Greek mythology. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who got this joke!

    Comment by bAT L. — November 11, 2007 @ 12:32 am

  2. The U and D being switched around in the word “abduction” threw me off completely.

    Comment by Jessica — November 11, 2007 @ 3:01 am

  3. “You’ll get a date when Hell freezes over.” Jason “abducted” the girl (I presume), which Hades (having poor social skills himself) thought it was a “date” (based on his own experience with girls) and thus a signal that it was time for Hell to freeze over.

    Comment by James — November 12, 2007 @ 10:38 pm


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