I assume we are all familiar with the myth of Persephone's abduction into the underworld? Cliffnotes version: Zeus and Hades agreed thad Persephone, Zeus' daughter would marry the Gods of the Underworld. This decission took her away from hr mother Demeter, who stopped making the ground fertile. Nothing grew and mankind suffered. So it was decided that Persephone spent part of the year with her husband underground and part of the year above ground, with Her mother. This appeased all paries and mankind survived.

Today I would like to share an animated version of this myth by 'Animated Tales of the World'. This was a 2001 American animated series that aired on HBO. this short episode focusses solely--and very beautifully so--on this myth. I found it quite moving and absolutely beautifully done! Enjoy!