Persephone was the daughter of the goddess Demeter and the god Zeus. Hades (also referred to as Pluto) fell in love with her and asked her for Zeus.
Hades kidnapped her, knowing she would not choose a life in the dark. With him she gave birth to Zagreas, Evvouleas and Savazios. Pluto took her to the underworld for her beauty. But the Goddess Dimitra asked her back. Hades agreed that Persephone would go up to the upper world for six months and go down to the next six. So during the months that Persephone is in the upper world, the Goddess Dimitra was happy and there was summer, while the others were in bad weather.