This shiny gold enamel pin symbolises the kidnap of Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, by Hades, god of the underworld. Hades tricks Persephone into eating some pomegranate seeds, the food of the dead. As a result, she can spend only six months out of the year with her mother; the other six months she is destined to spend in the underworld with Hades. In Greek Mythology, the return of Persephone from the underworld symbolised the return of life in the spring. - Made from gold-toned metal and white hard enamel - Butterfly clutch pin fastening on the reverse to keep the pin secure - Presented on a gold foiled Greek Mythology backing card - Pin measures approx. 3.8cm This pin badge would look ideal displayed for sale alongside books and literature ranges in bookstores, museum stores, galleries and gift shops. Each pin badge arrives mounted on a gold foiled backing card – making it the perfect gift for any book lover or fan of Greek mythology.