thebluebeagal t1_je9v6k3 wrote

This is pretty common with myths. For instance, and I am by far not an expert so I may butcher some of this, but the reason that we have winter is because the Goddess of the harvest had her daughter tricked by Hades and has to spend 4 months out of the year in the underworld. Her mother is so distressed by this that she refuses to let things grow during that time.