why called the rape of persephone

In Greek mythology the Rape of Persephone was the tale of the abduction of the springtime goddess Persephone by Hades, king of the underworld. This page contains ancient Greek versions of the tale beginning with an abbridged version of the celebrated Homeric Hymn to Demeter, followed by several minor versions–such as that of Diodorus Siculus–, other ancient synopses, and assorted references.