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Proserpina (Greek, Persephone), the bride of Pluto and Queen of Death, was, according to Homer, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. The story of her abduction by Pluto first appears in Hesiod. Later writers make Pluto compel him to give her up to her mother Demeter for two-thirds of the year. Her return to the upper world symbolised spring, and she is thus worshipped with Demeter or Ceres as the Goddess of Nature.