Persephone Greek Mythology
She threatened to make the earth barren forever and thus destroy all of humankind if she did not find Persephone.
Since the abduction of Persephone, spring and summer have given way to autumn and winter, and the earth's fertility has followed the progression of seasons. In the fall, seeds—like Persephone herself—were buried underground. But in the spring, Persephone and the earth's crops came out into the sun once more.