The Rape of Persephone
Millions of Greek-speaking women and men of antiquity resonated with the myth of Persephone, Mother Demeter and Hades for nearly1500 years, sharing in their sacred Mysteries of descent and return at Eleusis just west of Athens. Here the power of myth returns in a secular key with the original characters. Persephone winged in shades and thong reappears below provocatively bound. Hades encroaches unseen, appearing only as a devious skull below. Dark Hecate guides Persephone with an eerie palm of green flame as Demeter wanders somewhere in her wintry grief. The fateful moment before Persephone is abducted prevails even as a child struggles to be born from flames far below.