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Persephone or Kore is the goddess of the underworld, springtime, and of vegetation in Greek mythology. Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter.
The name Persephone means "bringer of destruction", while her othe name Kore means "the maiden".
The correct pronunciation of Persephone in English is Pur-SEF-uh-nee. When pronouncing her name, the second syllable must be stressed, as heard in the audio pronunciation. As is often the case in Greek mythology, when you see a final "e" in a name it is pronounced with an "ee" sound. Further, it is important to keep in mind that the "o" in Persephone is pronounced with something resembling an "uh" rather than an "o" sound.

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