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NOVEMBER: With Grateful Hearts...
My favorite Thanksgiving story is the Greek legend of Demeter, goddess of grains and abundance. She loved and provided for all the children of the Earth, and for her one lovely daughter, Persephone. But one day Hades, the lonely King of the Underworld, kidnapped Persephone and carried her off to his dark kingdom, where he forced her to marry him.
Demeter was devastated. She searched tirelessly for her child, wandering the world with her torch, calling her name. But Persephone had disappeared without a trace. Nobody knew, or would tell, where she was.
Demeter sank into a depression so deep that she abandoned all care for the world. Crops failed. Animals died. Weakened by famine and blasted by winter, people sickened and perished as well. For the first time, their cries for help went unanswered.
When Demeter discovered that Hades had stolen Persephone, she demanded that Zeus, King of the Gods, give her back. Conditions in the world had grown so dire that Zeus was forced to act. He ordered Hades to return Persephone. But Hades claimed that the unhappy girl had just broken her fast by eating seven seeds of a pomegranate - the symbol of marriage in the ancient world. As his wife, she was required to remain with him. Zeus made a clever compromise. Persephone could live with her mother for eight months of every year. But she had to return to Hades for four months – right after harvest!
Demeter had to be content. Her joy at her reunion with her child was great. Earth bloomed again, radiant summer followed fragrant spring, and a bumper harvest made thanksgiving celebrations ecstatic. When Persephone was sent back to the Underworld, however, winter returned. Still, people lived in hope. They knew that when she came back, Demeter would bless them again. They celebrated that.
In this harvest image, the story of Demeter and Persephone is told in the border. In the center, Demeter, the goddess of abundance, walks through a landscape radiant with November richness.
Happy Thanksgiving, Goddess! Like Demeter, let’s celebrate every day we’re given with loved ones. May we give thanks for all the blessings we enjoy.
To see Demeter as a musical ecard, click here.
You may also enjoy these e-cards:
Giving Thanks, Happy Thanksgiving, and Carousel Thanksgiving a card showing a beautiful child riding on the back of a merry-go-round turkey, carrying a pumpkin for the pie!
Finally, Scorpio is the paper Zodiac card of the month. Read the story of this exquisite Goddess of the Zodiac, whose fearless search for significance allows her no fear of the scorpion. Instead, she wears it as an ornament, showing her belief that the scorpion's sting holds no terrors for her. Indeed, her fearlessness is one of her most potent qualities. See her as a musical ecard here.
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