“Ceres & Prosperpina ” Cause & Effect Lesson. Miss K. Vocabulary Review. Barren. too poor to produce much or any crops. Chariot. A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient warfare and racing. Fertile. Capable of producing many crops. Shrouded. Concealed from view. Consent.
too poor to produce much or any crops
A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient warfare and racing
Capable of producing many crops
Concealed from view
Permission for something to happen
Severe emotional or physical pain
Goddess of growing plants and of motherly relationships
Daughter of Ceres and Jupiter
Young maiden of spring
God of the underworld and King of the dead
King of the gods
God of sky and thunder
Brother of Pluto
Goddess of the dark side of the moon
The sun god
The narcissus, the beautiful flower that catches Proserpina’s eye, is notorious in Greek and Roman mythology. Narcissus’ mother was told he would have a long life as long as he never looked at his own image. Narcissus, however, was vain and unkind, and he angered the gods. The gods punished him by making him look at his reflection. He fell in love with his image and spend the rest of his days wanting to look at himself. Eventually, he was transformed to a flower that now bears his name. The narcissus flower symbolizes empty, heartless love and also excessive love and admiration for one’s self.
LISTEN and FOLLOW along
Be thinking about Cause & Effect in the story!
What mystery of our universe does this myth explain?
Change in Seasons
Cause: Jupiter gave Pluto permission to
Effect: Pluto kidnaps Proserpina and
Proserpina lives in the underworld with
CHANGE: Jupiter denies Pluto permission, but Pluto goes against Jupiter’s wishes and has to suffer Jupiter’s wrath.