Originally posted by forestlady
Not quite. Persephone most definitely is the queen of the underworld. She married Hades, which automatically makes her the queen of the Underworld.
And Queen of the Underworld is her title. It's docdumented in my Dictionary of Classical Mythology, a seminal work in mythology. Look it up,
check your facts before posting.
Being the goddess of the underworld really makes one wonder why she's on top of the Capitol building...?
Maybe, Ms. Nastypants, you want to check your own posts
before you post. A queen is not a goddess. Just ask the brits. One might be queen of
the underworld and seperately be a goddess of spring (the personification of renewal, even).
Next, becoming queen via Stockholm Syndrome does not mean you take over the functions of your husband. Do you have a husband? If so, do you get to use
his job title because you married him? Don't be stupid.
So, again, for all those folks out there who are getting confused by all this "goddess of the underworld" rubbish, Valhall had it right. Just
because others are careless with their terminology does not mean we should be so.
That said, Queen of the Dead, Queen of the Underworld, The Maiden, or the personification of the cycle of life—death—rebirth...If I have to
choose, I'll choose the cycle. I'd be willing to bet that she is symbolizing the rebirth of a nation out of the death of the colonial system. Not
much of a stretch if you ask me.