Persipnei

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Persipnei
Queen of the underworld
Consort Aita
Greek equivalent Persephone
Roman equivalent Proserpina

In Etruscan mythology, Persipnei[pronunciation?] or Phersipnai (later Ferspnai) was the queen of the underworld and equivalent to the Greek goddess Persephone and Roman Proserpina.[1] Persipnei was the consort of the divine ruler of the underworld, Aita. Together, both of these deities ruled the Etruscan underworld, which was guarded by Mantus and Mania.[2] Indeed, her name was borrowed by the Etruscans from the Greeks.

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  1. ^ D. J. Conway, D. J. (1994). Maiden, mother, crone: the myth and reality of the triple goddess. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 93. ISBN 0-87542-171-7. 
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Philip (2007). Mythology. Dorling Kindersley Ltd. p. 91.