Pomegranate blossom - Photo by Janne Fecht 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
When the Lord of the Underworld, Hades abducted the daughter of Ceres (the Goddess of Vegetation), all sorts of unexpected things occurred as a result. The distraught Lady Ceres was so unhappy that she refused to let things grow. Not unexpectedly human began to starve.
When people cried out to the King of Heaven, Zeus, the powerful Jove ordered a trial. Hades argued that the little Goddess Persephanie was his rightful wife. Ceres claimed she was her daughter. Without Judge Judy, Zeus had to decide for himself. He asked Persephanie if she had eaten anything in the Underworld, and she confessed to having dined on six pomegranate seeds.
"Ah," said Zeus, " six months it is with Hades and six months with your mom." Thus were have six months of plant growth and six months off.
So here's your chance to bring about some good fortune in your life. Send six dollars this week to support The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - it's tax deductible - and will make the Goddess Ceres happy with you.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
21031 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.