Persephone, The Goddess Of The Underworld, And Sicily

Persephone is the daughter of the great goddess Demeter and the Goddess of the Underworld. Here she is as interpreted during the 2019 Arches of Easter in San Biagio Platani (Agrigento). (Yes, this art is made with beans and other natural elements!) During these last weeks of summer, she is preparing for her annual return to Hades and her work as a psychopomp.

Learn her story and its great significance on Sicilian culture and identity from On Sicily, our Experience Sicily podcast featuring professional guide Rosa Rizza. Listen at

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  1. AJ says:

    Hello, do you have a photograph which shows the entirety of this depiction of Persephone?

    1. Allison Scola says:

      Hello AJ, write to me at, and I fan send you the full photo.

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