Why are Kore and Persephone interchangeable in the myth regarding Hades wife?

  • In Greek mythology, Kore and Persephone were interchangeable as Hades' wife. Which is it? Kore or Persephone?

  • Piper

    Piper Correct answer

    7 years ago

    Kore was the Ancient Greek word for young girl, the equivalent of our maiden, and Persephone was often referred to as such to highlight her innocence.

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