queen persephone

 
 
CONCEPT \ PKH
STARRING \ JULIE LEE
WITH
PHOTO GRIP \ DAWN HENSLEY
PHOTO GRIP \ RYAN OLIVEIRA
VIDEOGRAPHER \ ANDREW TANIELIAN
SETTING \ TEXAS-TULIPS
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queen

PERSEPHONE

she was filled with a sense of wonder, and she reached out

with both hands to take hold of the pretty plaything.

and the earth, full of roads leading every which way, opened up under her.

there it was that the Lord who receives many guests made his lunge.

He was riding on a chariot drawn by immortal horses. The son of Kronos. The one known by many names.

I will not be an unseemly husband to you, in the company of the immortals. I am the brother of Zeus the Father. If you are here, you will be queen of everything that lives and moves about…

 
words from the homeric hymn “to demeter”
author unknown

translation by gregory nagy; professor

harvard university