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Persephone and Hades

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"Winter's nigh and summer's o'er
I hear that high and lonesome sound
Of my husband coming for
To bring me home to Hadestown"
— Way Down Hadestown by Anais Mitchell
 

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Despite pop culture interpretations of Hades as Villainous; in Greek mythology Hades is no where near as bad as most of the other pantheon.

- When the rewards for the victors were divided, Zeus was given reign over the sky, Poseidon over the sea, Hades the Underworld. Despite some sources stating that the god Hades was unhappy with this decision, he never complained or sought a different role.

- Hades never attempts to usurp power, especially Zeus, the King, but other gods do! Poseidon and a few of his fellow gods felt that Zeus was doing a terrible job as ruler of the universe and attempted to remove him.

- Hades took no sides of the Trojan war.

- Also, in most versions of the myth, Persephone voluntarily chose to eat the pomegranates that bound her to the Underworld forever. But Hades, considering how Demeter (Persephone’s mother) was upset about this, allowed Persephone to leave the Underworld for half the year, every year. Hades was not obligated to do this, but he did so.

- Hades never cheated on his spouse Persephone, unlike the gods who finagled among mortals. Zeus himself had dozens of concubines and mortals as sex partners.

- For one of his Twelve Labours, Hercules comes to take Cerberus, Hades’ three-headed watchdog, to the land of the living. When Hercules gets an audience with Hades, the god allows the hero to take Cerberus ‘for a walk’ under the conditions that Cerberus is unharmed and brought back safely. the name ‘Cerberus’ is considered by some to be related to the Proto-Indo-European word Kerberos which means “spotted.” Thus, Hades naming his dog ‘Spot’

This is so lovely!

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Beautiful art, but you KNOW she looks like a ten year old, right?

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INCREDIBLE-BRAY's avatar
This is the version of Greek Mythology I like the most. Just because Hades is the lord of the underworld doesn't mean he's Satan and this is coming from a Christian.
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Hades and Persephone are OTP.
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Is this a commission?
I found your art here: www.lilyarcherauthor.com/faeca…

Anyway, it is an adorable piece of art and I love the body language and expressions, the girl looks such a sweet person.
Both outfits are awesome.
JanainaArt's avatar
Hi! Lily paid me to use the art. It’s all right. Thank you for your concern :hug:
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Your art is amazing! Sending love from the U.S.!
Nice! Can you please upload the old version too? :)
Beautiful...! Iacchos!
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Me obligaste a iniciar sesión, darte fav y wacth!!! Hermoso trabajo!! <3 <3 <3
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I love it so much
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