With this series, I used a macro lens to take photographs that represent the important symbols from the Greek myth of Persephone’s capture at the hands of Hades. Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter—the goddess of the harvest. Demeter was very protective of her beautiful daughter and tried to isolate her from potential suitors. However, Hades decided that he wanted Persephone to himself. While Persephone was picking flowers near the water, Hades split the earth open and stole Persephone away into the underworld. Upset by the loss of her daughter, Demeter refused to tend to the crops and the earth became brown and barren. At this point, Zeus intervened and told Hades that he had to allow Persephone to return to her mother. He agreed, but he tricked Persephone into eating three pomegranate seeds in the underworld before she left. This doomed her to return to the underworld three months out of the year. During these three months, Demeter refuses to perform her regular duties, and this is the mythological explanation for the existence of winter.