Triptolemus was a swineherd. He met Persephone on a beautiful spring day just before Hades kidnapped her and took her to the Underworld. One of his pigs was also taken to the Underworld but Hercules and Persephone returned it safely to Earth.
- In mythology, Triptolemus was always associated with Demeter. In many cases he was portrayed as one of her priests. Demeter taught him the art of agriculture.