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November 9, 2007

Something Pomegranate


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.


  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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