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Demeter and Persephone - before and after by dsa157
Demeter and Persephone - before and after
Once upon a time when Persephone was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, she was seized by Hades (her uncle) and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter (goddess of the harvest) despaired at her disappearance and searched for her the throughout the world. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Hades, a handful of pomegranate seeds, she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. All through the summer Demeter was happy with her daughter and busy with the crops, but when Persephone had to return to the underworld Demeter mourned and it became autumn, followed by the long cold winter. Persephone’s annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain.

Body Paint by the always amazing Dawn Marie Svanoe
Photography: David April
Demeter: Raminta Zaleckaite
Persephone: Meg Muhrie
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Persephone Sitting by dsa157
Persephone Sitting
Once upon a time when Persephone was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, she was seized by Hades (her uncle) and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter (goddess of the harvest) despaired at her disappearance and searched for her the throughout the world. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Hades, a handful of pomegranate seeds, she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. All through the summer Demeter was happy with her daughter and busy with the crops, but when Persephone had to return to the underworld Demeter mourned and it became autumn, followed by the long cold winter. Persephone’s annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain.

Body Paint by the always amazing Dawn Marie Svanoe
Photography: David April
Persephone: Meg Muhrie

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Demeter Profile by dsa157
Demeter Profile
Once upon a time when Persephone was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, she was seized by Hades (her uncle) and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter (goddess of the harvest) despaired at her disappearance and searched for her the throughout the world. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Hades, a handful of pomegranate seeds, she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. All through the summer Demeter was happy with her daughter and busy with the crops, but when Persephone had to return to the underworld Demeter mourned and it became autumn, followed by the long cold winter. Persephone’s annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain.

Body Paint by the always amazing Dawn Marie Svanoe
Photography: David April
Demeter: Raminta Zaleckaite
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Demeter and Persephone Art Nouveau by dsa157
Demeter and Persephone Art Nouveau
Once upon a time when Persephone was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, she was seized by Hades (her uncle) and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter (goddess of the harvest) despaired at her disappearance and searched for her the throughout the world. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Hades, a handful of pomegranate seeds, she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. All through the summer Demeter was happy with her daughter and busy with the crops, but when Persephone had to return to the underworld Demeter mourned and it became autumn, followed by the long cold winter. Persephone’s annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain.

Body Paint by the always amazing Dawn Marie Svanoe
Photography: David April
Demeter: Raminta Zaleckaite
Persephone: Meg Muhrie
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Demeter with Wheat by dsa157
Demeter with Wheat
Once upon a time when Persephone was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, she was seized by Hades (her uncle) and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter (goddess of the harvest) despaired at her disappearance and searched for her the throughout the world. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Hades, a handful of pomegranate seeds, she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. All through the summer Demeter was happy with her daughter and busy with the crops, but when Persephone had to return to the underworld Demeter mourned and it became autumn, followed by the long cold winter. Persephone’s annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain.

Body Paint by the always amazing Dawn Marie Svanoe
Photography: David April
Demeter: Raminta Zaleckaite
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: Happy birthday David! :iconwineplz::iconfrostymorningbliss: Cheers, Coco
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Happy Birthday :iconlovelyplz:
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SUBURBIASTUDIO Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!!!! Beautifull work my friend
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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one! :D :dance: :hug:
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Swasha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconhappybirthdayplz:
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday my friend! :)
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EgYpT2k7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!
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stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
happy birthday David.enjoy party & stay active here!
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13essylu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
happy birthday :)
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mrdouglas Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
David... your portfolio is nothing less than phenomenal... instant :+devwatch: for sure!
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