Mythic Writes
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Mythic Writes

Demeter and Persephone and the Flower Metaphor

The Narcissus and Metamorphosis

Photo by Jonathan Diemel on Unsplash

“And whenever the earth blossoms with all kinds of fragrant Spring flowers, you will come back up again from the mist darkness, to the astonishment of gods and mortal men” (Boer 126).

What does it mean when Persephone takes hold of the narcissus? Why does her action open up the underworld? What does this set in motion? Does…

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