Rape of Persephone

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Rape of Persephone
2001.Pluto und Prosperina-Glocken Fontäne Rondell-Sanssouci Steffen Heilfort.JPG
A statue depicting the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades.
Grouping Classical mythology
Sub grouping Spirit
Mythology Greek Mythology
Country Greece
Rape of Persephone. Hades with his horses and Persephone (down). An Apulian red-figure volute krater, c. 340 BC. Antikensammlung Berlin

The Rape of Persephone is a classical mythological subject in Western art, depicting the abduction of Persephone by Hades.

Examples include:


  1. ^ THE ROYAL COURT IN ANCIENT MACEDONIA: THE EVIDENCE FOR ROYAL TOMBS, in A. Erskine et al. (eds.), The Hellenistic Court (Bristol 2017) page 410