Flinging an urn, the goddess Persephone joins the battle against the Giants. Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and his consort Demeter, goddess of bountiful harvests. As Persephone grew into a woman, she attracted the attention of Hades, brother of Zeus and king of the underworld. One day Persephone stopped to pick a narcissus from a field of flowers; as she did, the field suddenly split open and Hades emerged to sweep Persephone to his subterranean kingdom. Persephone eventually grew to love her abductor, but Demeter was inconsolable; she punished the earth with bitter cold and terrible winds. The resulting famine threatened to destroy the earth’s inhabitants. A compromise was eventually reached in which Persephone would divide her time between Hades and Demeter; when Persephone is with Hades the earth suffers from the cold of winter, but when she returns to her mother the world bursts into the bloom of springtime.