Sunday, December 7, 2014

Persephone

Garden Glow 2014-12-02 6

According so some website or other

Persephone was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Haides. She was also the goddess of spring growth, who was worshipped alongside her mother Demeter in the Eleusinian Mysteries. This agricultural-based cult promised its initiates passage to a blessed afterlife.

This statue of the goddess is an old favorite of ours in the Missouri Botanical Garden. Like so much else, she is illuminated in blue during Garden Glow. It is an appropriate representation of her withdrawal, along with vegetation, under the earth during winter.

                

8 comments:

s.c said...

Wow. It sure made an impression.

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks great in the dark, well worth the long exposure.

Luis Gomez said...

Great!

Birdman said...

A most wonderful, mythological trip. Story and photography.

cieldequimper said...

Very impressive. And beautiful too.

William Kendall said...

Quite dramatic shot. I always liked Greek mythology, so she's quite familiar to me, even though she tends to get overlooked in favour of other gods and goddesses in the Olympian pantheon.

Norma Beishir said...

I'm a fan of Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, any kind of mythology!

José Mendonça said...

Absolutely brilliant shot, Bob! Love it.