<uncharacteristically of a creation myth, the procreative process in invocation is highly male-centric with females being cast very much in a secondary role, where their presence is deemed necessary at all. Both Demeter and Persephone are strongly associated with the dark side of nature, spending much of their time in the underworld. This explains why their animal incarnation is the snake, representing communication between Hades, kingdom of the dead and the world of the living.../>