Meaning of Persephone

Per•seph•o•ne

Pronunciation: (pur-sef'u-nē), [key]
— n.
  1. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
  2. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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