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Demeter and Zeus demanded that Hades release their daughter. But there was a catch, if any person living or dead should consume food while in the underworld they are to stay there for all eternity. Unfortunately Hades had convinced Persephone to drink from a pomegranate and she'd consumed 6 seeds, thus condemning her to the underworld, and Hades claimed her as his Queen. But, Zeus refused to accept this fate and insisted they come to an arrangement or else a battle would ensue, he professed she should spend six months in the Underworld with Hades for the six seeds she had swallowed, and six months on the earth above. Hades agreed.
Whenever Persephone returned to the world above, the earth began to grow and thrive (spring and summer). But when she returned for 6 months to Hades and the world below, the earth once again began to perish (autumn and winter). Thus this is the myth of the seasons!
This was actually shot in the bowels of a castle dungeon, the castle is over 1000 years old, but theses dungeons are thought to be over 3000 years old, maybe more! It was a very eerie place to shoot, with light coming in through the strangest places, but it was mostly pitch black dark with water dripping from the incredibly high ceilings and echoing all around us in the dark. At times it felt like the whole place would cave in on top of us. I loved it! (I can't tell you where it was shot, as we weren't meant to be there!)
Model/concept/location/lighting/post processing/pose/direction = myself.
Photography by my Husband David Charles
Not stock, do not use for anything.
Lovely picture as always.
I really like the plants coming out around the stones. This is such a lovely area. I hope you were able to get more than one good photo from this set.
sorry you get some rude dudes,
respect is a moral concept in an age of shock and awe, how can we expect people to be gracious in a world of self centered, self gratifying people who think they killed God.
Hard to get water from stone, or (respect from people).
I think his foto is perfect for this legend. As you look up I can imagine the feelings for the living on the surface. But I have read somewhere that Hades and Persephone were happy in those 6 months they had together. Anyway, I guess I have now you in mind when I think of this legend. And that is the message of this foto, this fantastic foto.