click on any image below to enlarge

between2worlds_01.jpg
between2worlds_02.jpg
between2worlds_03.jpg
between2worlds_04.jpg

A deeper consideration of the Persephone and Hades myth.

As the ancient Greek Mythology conveys, Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld, was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the goddess of harvest and fertility. However, Demeter had an obsessed love for her only daughter and kept all men away from her.  The most persisting suitor of Persephone was Hades, the God of the Underworld.  He eventually won Persephone's heart, whereby she became the Queen of the Underworld ... forever to traverse between the world of light above and the world of darkness below Hence, the explanation of the seasons of the year.

Between Two Worlds portrays the seeming dichotomy that exists when certain circumstances in life ask us to choose between two opposing directions that we are equally magnetized towards.  Such a situation hints of Shakespearean drama.  While we so often fear and resist challenge and change, it may well be life's caring urge to drive us beyond our limited perceptions.  As such, in this myth the resolve of conflict lays in the complete acceptance and surrender to both extremes, which only then bridges the perceived duality.

Here we see Persephone at that poignant moment when she surrenders to embracing the darkness after eating of the fruit that lured her there. The bittersweet experience of dying while still alive. The Ravens of Hades are more her loving allies - merely in the illusive disguise of menacing creatures. They are what the English mystic and novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton calls the Threshold Guardians -- what we all must face and go through if we are to realize our fuller potentials.

between2worlds_01.jpg
between2worlds_02.jpg
between2worlds_03.jpg
between2worlds_04.jpg

(A deeper consideration of the Persephone and Hades myth)

As the ancient Greek Mythology conveys, Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld, was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the goddess of harvest and fertility. However, Demeter had an obsessed love for her only daughter and kept all men away from her.  The most persisting suitor of Persephone was Hades, the God of the Underworld.  He eventually won Persephone's heart, whereby she became the Queen of the Underworld ... forever to traverse between the world of light above and the world of darkness below Hence, the explanation of the seasons of the year.

 

Between Two Worlds portrays the seeming dichotomy that exists when certain circumstances in life ask us to choose between two opposing directions that we are equally magnetized towards.  Such a situation hints of Shakespearean drama.  While we so often fear and resist challenge and change, it may well be life's caring urge to drive us beyond our limited perceptions.  As such, in this myth the resolve of conflict lays in the complete acceptance and surrender to both extremes, which only then bridges the perceived duality.

​​

Here we see Persephone at that poignant moment when she surrenders to embracing the darkness after eating of the fruit that lured her there. The bittersweet experience of dying while still alive. The Ravens of Hades are more her loving allies - merely in the illusive disguise of menacing creatures. They are what the English mystic and novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton calls the Threshold Guardians -- what we all must face and go through if we are to realize our fuller potentials.