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Persephone Rising is the story of the Greek goddess Persephone that brings to life the ancient world of Greek myth to a modern audience. Involved in a passionate love-triangle, the story of Persephone moves through mythic realms and brings light into the darkness of personal and universal journeys.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-124-9
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jul 31,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 126
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-124-9
$60.00
Your price: $42.00

Persephone Rising is the story of the Greek goddess Persephone as she journeys through the underworld in a tale of love, betrayal, and wisdom. Persephone Rising weaves the ancient and modern world into a rich tapestry creating a new myth; one that evolves into a love-triangle between Hades, Persephone and the Red Queen. The themes of Dreams and Freedom are explored as Persephone moves from the underworld to the world above ground to claim her symbolic identity as the goddess of Spring.

Persephone Rising is a testament to the transformational power of the spirit; of love and forgiveness. Persephone's story is at once mythic and human; taking the reader into both the private and public dimensions of initiation, transformation and renewal.

Zaharati "Jackie" Morfesis is an artist, poet, performer and writer. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Liberal Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey where she received the Alumni Award for academic achievement. She held a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Greece in the humanities and arts from 1999-2000 and is an active member of the Greek-American community. An advocate for the underserved with a special interest in prison outreach, she works both nationally and internationally with youth and adults in the visual and literary arts. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, her family’s roots are from Ithaca, Greece.

Persephone Rising is the story of the Greek goddess Persephone as she journeys through the underworld in a tale of love, betrayal, and wisdom. Persephone Rising weaves the ancient and modern world into a rich tapestry creating a new myth; one that evolves into a love-triangle between Hades, Persephone and the Red Queen. The themes of Dreams and Freedom are explored as Persephone moves from the underworld to the world above ground to claim her symbolic identity as the goddess of Spring.

Persephone Rising is a testament to the transformational power of the spirit; of love and forgiveness. Persephone's story is at once mythic and human; taking the reader into both the private and public dimensions of initiation, transformation and renewal.

Zaharati "Jackie" Morfesis is an artist, poet, performer and writer. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Liberal Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey where she received the Alumni Award for academic achievement. She held a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Greece in the humanities and arts from 1999-2000 and is an active member of the Greek-American community. An advocate for the underserved with a special interest in prison outreach, she works both nationally and internationally with youth and adults in the visual and literary arts. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, her family’s roots are from Ithaca, Greece.

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ContributorBiography

Zaharati Morfesis

I am a community-based writer, poet, and visual artist. I hold a BFA in Fine Arts from Kutztown University of PA and an MA in Liberal Studies from Rutgers University. I held a Rotary Scholarship to Greece in the humanities.

  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • Preface (page 11)
  • Part One: Dreams (page 13)
    • The Descent (page 15)
      • River to Hades (page 17)
      • Underworld (page 18)
      • Hades of my Soul (page 19)
      • Captor (page 20)
      • The Wanting (page 21)
      • Player (page 22)
      • Repetition (page 23)
      • Ice Lover (page 24)
      • I Love (page 25)
      • Lion (page 26)
      • Survivor (page 27)
      • Rations (page 28)
      • Change of Heart (page 29)
      • Executioner (page 30)
      • The Tear (page 31)
    • Banishment and Betrayal (page 33)
      • Trapped (page 35)
      • Rival (page 36)
      • Mistress (page 37)
      • Reptile (page 38)
      • Caged (page 39)
      • Lizard (page 40)
      • Pity (page 41)
      • The Question (page 42)
      • Pretender (page 43)
      • Ego (page 44)
      • Invasion (page 45)
      • Bridge (page 46)
      • The Waiting (page 47)
      • The Kiss (page 48)
      • Forbidden (page 49)
      • The Promise (page 50)
      • Truth (page 51)
      • The Queens Verdict (page 52)
      • Revolt (page 53)
      • Timing (page 54)
      • The Banquet of the Gods (page 55)
        • The Entrance (page 55)
        • The Dance (page 56)
        • The Exit (page 57)
    • Reflections (page 59)
      • Prayer for the King (page 61)
      • Awakening (page 62)
      • Yes (page 63)
      • Fascination (page 64)
      • Magnetize (page 65)
      • Soulmate (page 67)
      • Forgiveness (page 68)
      • Gratitude (page 69)
      • Destiny (page 70)
      • King Dreams (page 71)
  • Part Two: Freedom (page 73)
    • Lamentations (page 75)
      • Lament (page 77)
      • Dying for you (page 78)
      • My Goddess (page 79)
      • Sacrifice (page 80)
      • Nemesis (page 81)
      • Reptilian Queen (page 82)
      • The King (page 83)
      • Subterranean Skies (page 85)
      • Night Goddess (page 86)
      • Disguise (page 87)
      • Stranger (page 88)
      • Ferryman (page 89)
    • Memories and Desires (page 91)
      • Madness (page 93)
      • Familiar (page 94)
      • Everyday (page 95)
      • Red Queen (page 96)
      • Tragedy (page 97)
      • Receptacle (page 98)
      • Peace (page 99)
      • Exile (page 100)
      • Apology (page 101)
      • Regret (page 102)
      • Reappearance (page 103)
      • Bound (page 104)
      • The Haunting (page 105)
      • Reverence (page 106)
      • Deceit (page 107)
      • Fallen (page 108)
    • The Release (page 109)
      • Endgame (page 111)
      • Soul Tie (page 112)
      • Letting Go (page 113)
      • Return (page 114)
      • Ready (page 115)
      • The Path (page 116)
      • Persephone Rises (page 117)
      • Eros (page 118)
      • Openings (page 119)
      • Poppies (page 120)
      • Empathy (page 121)
      • Living Persephone (page 122)
      • Companion (page 123)
      • Persephone (page 124)
      • Earthquake (page 125)
      • Spring (page 126)
      • Riches (page 127)
      • Farewell (page 128)
      • Freedom (page 129)
  • About the Author (page 130)