“Come and take a walk on the wild side, Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain, You like your girls insane
Choose your last words, This is the last time, Cause You and I, We were born to die, We were born to die….” LANA DEL REY
“When he mated with Persephone in unspeakable union….
Hearken to my voice, O blessed one,and with your fair-girdled nymphs breathe on me in a spirit of perfect agape”.
The related motifs of a dying god and of a dying-and-rising god (also known as a death-rebirth-deity)
have appeared in diverse cultures. In the more commonly accepted motif of a dying god, the deity goes away and does not return.
The less than widely accepted motif of a dying-and-rising god refers to a deity which returns, is resurrected or is reborn, in either a literal or symbolic sense.