Persephone's abduction by Hades
Persephone is playing in the field, bunches of flowers keep going --> draws her away. Mysterious figure on horse and chariot comes up from the earth and takes her away.
Demeter doesnt know where she went --> searches the earth, and distracted from her duties on earth (fruitfulness --> winter). Sits by a well in Eleusis (king Celeus and queen Metaniera); his daughters see her, offer her a place to stay, and the family ends up giving her a job caring for the baby boy Demophoon. Demeter loves him so much that she tries to make him immortal (put him in the fire), but mom is suspicious, spies on Demeter, and when she sees her baby in the fire stops Demeter. Shows who she really is, now child will never be immortal. You must set up a shrine to me here in Eleusis, b/c you didnt trust
Demeter keeps searching, situation getting worse, until finally Zeus tells her that Hades has her (symbollic of death) --> she must come above for part of the time, so D is happy, but must return for oart of the time too because she at 7 pommegranite seeds (red --> blood, seed --> semen). She has taken Hades into her body.