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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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