Goddess Myths: All Goddesses


Persephone and her Pomegranate Punch

The Goddess Persephone ate six pomegranate seeds and was transformed from "sweet young thing"  into the Queen of the Underworld.  You, too, can be transformed by trying Persephone's Pomegranate Punch.
Plus,  it's Perfect for Parties!

Why not have a cup while you read the full version of the myths of Persephone at Goddess Gift?

Remember Persephone, the young Greek goddess who'd been abducted by the Greek god Hades and taken to his home, the Underworld, to be his wife?  Do you recall how, when her mother forced the gods to rescue her, the young goddess Persephone accepted Hades offer of food, although she must have known that the law was that no one who'd eaten while they were visiting the underworld would be allowed to return to the earth. The story went something like this:

Persephone ate the pomegranate ( just six pomegranate seeds), and to be quite honest no one really knows for sure whether she was tricked into it by Hades or whether she did it "accidentally on purpose) so that she would get to much of the year with him in the Underworld . . . or

Perhaps Persephone really loved the guy and didn't want to spend ALL of her time back home with momma!

So . . .

in the spirit of Persephone and the Pomegranate, we present this recipe for  a beverage that is as mysterious, moody, soothing, and charismatic as the legendary Persephone.


Persephone's Pomegranate Punch


One gallon of pomegranate juice
One quart apple juice
One cup honey
One cup of water
2 cinnamon sticks
20 cloves (whole)
20 cardamom seeds
One cup almond slivers
One cup dried cranberries


Place cardamom seeds, cloves and cinnamon in cheescloth bag and tie tightly.
Bring juices, honey, and water to boiling point, then add spice bag.
Simmer for twenty minutes on medium low heat.
Add almonds and cranberries. Simmer for an additional twenty minutes.

Best served warm like mulled cider.  Can refrigerate and warmup in the microwave.

(Optional: can add vodka or Courvoisier to taste)

Important Note: Don't tell them where you found out about Persephone and her Pomegranate Punch.
                            Let 'em wonder where you've been hiding out!

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