Thursday, March 24, 2016

Queen Of The Underworld

First Day of Spring 2016 9

Technical difficulties. The friendly American Telephone and Telegraph Company - ATT - managed to disconnect all Internet, television and phone service to my home on Wednesday. We have to wait for a technician to come this evening. I've been trying to persuade Mrs. C to let me drop their cable TV service altogether since we watch it so little and the price is so outrageous. At the moment, I can only get Internet service using my mobile phone as a hot spot and it ain't real fast.

Persephone, as all you classicists know, was the queen of the underworld and wife of Hades in Greek mythology. But, because she was allowed to return to earth in the spring and went back down below in the fall, she was also the goddess of plant fertility and, along with her mother Demeter, of agriculture. I guess that's why her statue has this prime spot in our botanical garden. It is a beautiful art nouveau-ish work seen on these pages before.                  

5 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

You do feel helpless when you loose the connection to world wide web. I have phone, TV and internet via one company and it's never much fun when it goes away.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Spectacularly crafted sculpture Bob, the wings divine! Hope all is sorted soon!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful sculpture!

William Kendall said...

A wonderful statue, and a myth I've always liked.

Norma Beishir said...

One of the most beautiful statues in St. Louis!

We'd go insane if we lost our internet connection. I think if we had to choose between it and food, we'd probably lose a lot of weight.