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This is how, finally, Triptolemus, the brother of Demaphoon recieves the knowledge of agriculture from the goddesses...

The aged woman leads the elected bull.

The enormous beast follows,

 without resisting, to the altar

Hecate, Demeter, Kore,

grant us life, grant us harvest

This sacrifice is to you

Oh triple goddess; teach us your song!

Cupid, at Aphrodite’s behest,

launches his amorous dart

and pierces Hades’ thick hide.

In a thundering rush of black horses

Hades rapts the virgin Koré.

Narcissus scatter on the earth

as the poor girl cries out but to no avail.

Cerberus roars in three discordant voices;

the wild terror in his eyes,

lights the way to the underworld.

Demeter walks the dusty roads mourning her daughter's disappearance

Singing her sacred chant,

Demeter burns away Demaphoon’s mortality

As her teeth sink into the red pomegranate

Koré becomes; Persephone,

Queen of the Underworld

She knows herself to be...Persephone the Destroyer

The sun tells Demeter

 what has become of Koré

Betrayed by her siblings,

Demeter refuses to let the seed sprout .

 

The brothers, Zeus and Hades confer

as famine threatens the fragile humans.

The Baubo’s gesture reminds Demeter of her power;

the power of her fertility

Hermes leads the way,

Persephone emerges from the Underworld
Reunited the Goddesses fructify the barley!
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