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Persephone Isn't Cursed

Persephone isn't cursed to return to the underworld-- the six pomegranate seeds are her tokens of reentry, of free passage between the realms. They are her gifts that she earned, just as Vasalisa gained gifts by journeying to Baba Yaga's house deep in the forest.

Only those who fear going into the dark and into death assume she is forced to return. But this is half her power, half her domain. The pomegranate seeds mark her as one who travels freely in both light and dark, seen and unseen.

They are jewels, tokens, reminders of her initiation and birthright and power.

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