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Did Persephone have any children?

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The Greek goddess of the underworld, Persephone, did not have any children. Though she never bore any children, in Greek mythology she was the goddess of spring growth, representing new life.

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Persephone was taken unwillingly to the underworld by the Greek god Hades and was forced to marry him. Though she never bore any children from Hades, she remained faithful to her husband and required that he would remain faithful to her. During the marriage, Persephone had to live in the underworld for half of the year, but she was allowed to return to Earth for the other half of the year. When she was in the underworld, she was unable to spread new life, so the seasons of fall and winter arrived on Earth. When she returned to Earth, spring and summer came. She kept her husband Hades faithful by turning his prospective lovers into plants.

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