Loutrophoros, South Italian red figure ware, Apulia, South Italy, 330 BCE Elegantly decorated with narrative zones: upper scene of Zeus, Aphrodite, Cupid; lower scene of seduction of Leda by Zeus as a swan with Hypnos (sleep) nearby. This type of vase was used for the ritual wedding bath; it was also a grave marker for unmarried women. Credits: Ann Raia, 2007.
Relief depicting the mock abduction marriage ritual between the mortal Peleus and the sea nymph Thetis, future parents of Achilles Greek BCE possibly from the Cyclades found in the Fikellura Cemetery on Kamiros, Rhodes by proteamundi
Hades kidnapped Persephone as his wife. Demeter begged for her daughter back and she was allowed to spend part of the year with her mother. When she comes to the Earth, it's spring. When she descends to Hades, winter.