Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The Goddess of Spring

Short animation from the early days of Disney. This is the telling of Persephone kidnapped by Hades, the animation takes a lot of liberties with this story. This is the Roman version of Persephone, Proserpina. Hades is Puto. The dialogue / singing are, oddly enough, in French. This animation is considered important as it preceded SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. 


Anonymous said...

I remember watching this as a kid. To think Persephone was Hades's niece!
But seriously, Greek myths are the best. Older pagan religions and their myths in general are so much more captivating than the monotheistic religions today imo.

David C. Matthews said...

This version must have been dubbed for French release. The original cartoon is sung in English.

Ivan said...

Interesting animation and myths. Would they be just as captivating for the prisoner or animal to be sacrificed? Maybe it depended on the side of the chain you were.