The Greek goddess Persephone represents both the
youthful, maiden aspect (innocent and joyous) as well as the more womanly self
who, innocence lost and less attached to her parents, can begin
to make healthy decisions
Carefree and innocent,
a young girl-child just approaching adolescence, Persephone was
the daughter of
Demeter and Zeus. While gathering flowers, she was abducted by Hades and taken to the
Underworld to become his queen.
Although Persephone's beloved mother
Demeter eventually secured her release, Persephone managed to insure that she could
"have it all"!