The Role of Women in 3 Greek Myths

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Persephone and Demeter One day, Persephone was in the field gathering the crops and Hades, the god of the underworld, was admiring her. He decided that he had to have her as his wife. Hades then shook the ground and caused it to split open and Persephone fell into the realm of the underworld. Persephone was then offered a pomegranate from Hades and she accepted. Little did she know that once she ate the pomegranate …

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…converse and convey her feelings for Narcissus. Although she is not described physically, one might assume that she is of average beauty because she was rejected by Narcissus. The storyteller wants us to feel bad for Echo throughout the story because she can not do what she wants to do, which is For the most part, this myth suggests that men donít do such foolish things as women do that can cause them trouble.