This Greek goddess, self-named Kore ("the maiden"), is the daughter of Demeter and Zeus and one of the best known and worshiped both in the past and in the present among followers of the pagan faith. More specifically, she is the queen of the underworld and guardian of dead secrets in the afterlife; she willingly attends to these duties alongside her beloved husband, the king of Hades.

Along with her husband, Kore is one of the few goddesses who is actually unproblematic, neither to mortals nor to other gods, and that is saying a lot. Bear in mind that she is the daughter of Zeus. Now, the story of the king of Hades taking Persephone against her will and raping her, forcing her to become the consort of the underworld, is a lie, and a really bad one if you allow me to comment. It has always been a construct, just like the one built to harm Lilith, so you despise both of their stories. Prior to the Olympian and Roman versions of the myth, there was no mention of abduction or rape; this was added after the transition from matriarchal to patriarchal societies.

If we reconstruct the pre-patriarchal myth in its transmitted modification that has survived to this day, we find an intensely curious girl who gathers flowers with her single friends in the field under the protective gaze of her mother Demeter and wonders: What is more beyond our house? What lies beyond the darkness? Instead of being abducted by Hades against her wishes, we discover that the impulse to go down to the underworld is born inside her, to know more about the world that she is not allowed to discover. One day, she dares to enter a deep cave in the deepest earth, far away from where her mother allows her to take her walks to discover the world of the dead and begin her new stage of independence.

The Goddess Persephone, who has hated her name since she was a child, thus takes the reins of her life, chooses her future with a man she loves, and marks this canonical moment with a new name, one that she chooses for herself: Kore, the damsel.

This is the same goddess who returns to earth from the underworld after each winter with all the vigor of spring and who accompanies us internally every time we start a new project and reminds us that we are capable of renewing ourselves again and again, regardless of our mistakes or the impositions that are forced on us by others.

Many retellings have been written and broadcast in cinemas in recent years. The female public cannot stop supporting the figure of the king of Hades and his wife, regardless of the fact that, from Disney to other representations, they always show Kore's husband as a despicable man and, of course, very unattractive. In the pre-patriarchal myth, Kore describes him as a handsome and very kind, almost shy, young man who treated her from the first moment with affection and, above all, respect. Quite a contrast to his other brothers and their relationship with women.

This is not a story of hate, abduction, or oppression against a defenseless woman, as everyone in the past tried to do. One more threat to women who wanted to know more about the world than simply what they were allowed to see. This is a story about a girl who, due to her overprotective mother, never had the ability to discover what was beyond her home, and when she couldn't take it anymore, she discovered that her ambition and her power were not as trivial as all the rest of the (living) world assured her.