Demeter And Persephone: Relationship Between Parent And Child

In the Story of Demeter and Persephone we learn about the
relationship between parents and their children. More importantly, this
relationship is a mother daughter relationship and has Ideas that Greek
culture might have practiced. In this story we also see the growth of
characters and the changes that they go through because of the actions by
others around them.
Demeter is the beautiful goddess who is sister to Zeus. Persephone
also visually stunning and lovely, is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter.
Already from this relationship we can see that in Greek mythology there was
a lot of marrying within the family. This practice might have been
reflective of Greek society at that ...

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whole arrangement. It was as if children were the possessions of
their parents and had no say in their future plans. As she was being
carried away she led out a cry calling her father Zeus and all the other
gods to help her, but no one came.
The only ones who heard her pleas were Hecate, goddess of the moon
and daughter of Persaeus, and lord Helius the sun god, son of Hyperion.
Them hearing her pleas was like children identifying with each other of the
mistreatment of parents to their children. It was as if they had seen or
heard of this happening before, and now it was taking place again.
When Demeter heard of this, she was greatly in pain. It was as if
her very heart had been ripped or torn out of her body. She did not know
who had taken her daughter or how it happened but she knew that it took
place and that made it painful for her. This hurt her very much, so she
stopped whatever she was doing and went to look for the daughter that she
loved so much. She tore off ...

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lord of
the Underworld.
After that encounter, Demeter felt only worse as if she had lost
all hope and that she would probably never see her daughter again. She was
very angry with Zeus for what he had done. She stayed away from the other
gods and did not attend any of their gatherings on Olympus. Zeus betrayed
her and it was grounds for her to leave him completely. In our time it
would be as if she had filed for a divorce and severed all ties with Zeus'
side of the family. In this case she is also related to them so its even
harder on her.
Demeter decided to go and live among the human beings and changed
her form so no one would recognize her. So she went to the house of Celeus,

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