Until you’ve consumed all of the best Persephone books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean (Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture) (2007)
- Bless Me, Ultima (1976)
- The Secret Love of Hades and Persephone (2019)
- Persephone: The Daughters of Zeus, Book One (2015)
- Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology In Honor of Persephone (2012)
- Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl (1972)
- The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone (Flames of Olympos) (Volume 1) (2017)
- Seeking Persephone (2011)
- Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (2018)
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1964)
- Pagan Portals – Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power (2020)
- Olympian Confessions: Hades & Persephone (2017)
- Seven Pomegranate Seeds (2018)
- Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece (1997)
- The Teachings of Don Juan a Yaqui Way of Knowledge (1968)
Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean (Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture) (2007)
Drawing upon the latest research in gender studies, history of religion, feminism, ritual theory, performance, anthropology, archaeology, and art history, Finding Persephone investigates the ways in which the religious lives and ritual practices of women in Greek and Roman antiquity helped shape their social and civic identity.
Bless Me, Ultima (1976)
From Wikipedia: Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937) is an Mexican-American author.
L. E. STARDUST retells the legendary greek story with fresh eyes. Many people who know about the Greek Gods, know about the story of the kidnapping of the Spring Goddess by the King of the Underworld. However, was that what really happened? Who is the real Hades and what is the Underworld like? Was Persephone truly kidnapped as the mythology in history explains?
The Daughters of Zeus, Book OneOne day Persephone is an ordinary high school junior working at her mom’s flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she’s fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of Winter, and learning that she’s a bonafide goddess-a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until Spring.There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she’s automatically married to him.
She is the Young Grain, Daughter of the Harvest Queen She is the Iron Queen, Beloved of the Underworld She is the Great Revelation, the Secret of the Mysteries She is Persephone. Known today primarily as the Spring Maiden, ancient peoples knew her as so much more. It was Persephone they called upon to watch over their marriages, and guard their unmarried daughters. It was Persephone they called upon to curse their enemies and avenge injustices.
Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl [mass_market] Anne Frank,B. M. Mooyaart [Jan 01, 1972]
The life of a virgin goddess might suit Artemis or Athena, but Persephone, daughter of Zeus, wants no part of it. While the rest of the immortals cavort, she grows restless in the shadow of Olympos. Rules, rules. Always the rules. Her mother’s edict forbids her the company of any male god. She can’t speak to them, can’t look at them. Can’t even attend the Olympian feasts. As far as Demeter knows, her daughter remains a maiden. But Persephone leads a double life.
Seeking Persephone (2011)
When Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from the ill-tempered Duke of Kielder, she refuses, and then reconsiders. The obscene sum of money he’s offering Persephone would save her family from ruin. With her characteristic optimism, she travels to the far reaches of Northumberland to wed a greatly feared stranger.
Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (2018)
Now with an updated preface from the author celebrating this groundbreaking and increasingly relevant book. Nautilus Award WinnerThis revelatory manifesto speaks to the heroine in every woman and man, offering potent strategies drawn from ancient Greek wisdom that can help us find happiness even in today’s unfinished social revolution.
Classic Literature, Literary Studies
Embark upon a powerful journey with Persephone, Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring, as she helps you to discover your personal power and take control of your life.
Persephone is a goddess without a title even though her relatives include the Lord of Light, Goddess of Wisdom, and the Queen of the Gods.She’s only known as the daughter of her mother, something that leaves her feeling frustrated.
Seven Pomegranate Seeds (2018)
Her light reached into the pits of darkness in which he dwelled with pleading souls, pouring through the fault in the ground like liquid gold. It was a lively aura that brought him to crawl straight from the depths of the Underworld. The moment he saw her smile that lit up Hell itself, he knew he forever wanted to be engulfed in its warmth.
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year"Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." –The New York Review of Books"I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So begins Patricia Storace’s astonishing memoir of her year in Greece.
The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a “man of knowledge” — the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.” — Don Juan
Best Persephone Books Worth Your Attention
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Post-feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television: The Persephone Complex
Author(s): Alison Horbury
ID: 1481953, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 909 Kb, Format: pdf
Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within
Author(s): Carol S. Pearson
ID: 2211587, Publisher: HarperElixir, Year: 2015, Size: 839 Kb, Format: epub
African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States
Author(s): Persephone Braham
ID: 1637272, Publisher: University of Delaware Press, Year: 2014, Size: 56 Mb, Format: pdf
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