Persephone

[ per-sef-uh-nee ]
/ pərˈsɛf ə ni /

noun

Also Pro·ser·pi·na [proh-sur-puh-nuh], /proʊˈsɜr pə nə/, Pro·ser·pi·ne [proh-sur-puh-nee] /proʊˈsɜr pə ni/ .Classical Mythology. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
a female given name.

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Persephone
/ (pəˈsɛfənɪ) /

noun

Greek myth a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades and made his wife and queen of the underworld, but allowed part of each year to leave itRoman counterpart: Proserpina
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