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Who is Hebe?

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Thoreau refers to various mythological figures throughout the text. Hebe is one figure Thoreau would worship.

Which summary best represents Hebe?

A

A lively, wild as the birds, elderly woman. She had the power to change winter into spring. She came around in the late winter.

B

A young, vibrant girl, radiating with natural beauty. She had the power to bring life back to dying plants. She came around in spring.

C

A simple, quiet and contemplative woman. She had the power to restore the soul of men. She came around in fall.

D

A healthy, robust, young lady, who had the power to restore gods and men to the vigor of youth. She came around in the spring.

E

A serene, yet wildly intuitive young woman. She had the power to turn back a season. She came around in the summer.