I had great fun drawing these two!
I didn't go mainstream with them. I always thought of Hades as a good guy but a very lonely one. So, he fell for Persephone and wanted her for his wife. But I always imagined them as a happy couple. If anything he is the only god who didn't cheat on his wife!
As for Persephone, I thought that she would be.."the light" of the Underwold, and everytime she was around she would bring joy and happiness, and a lot of colour!
This piece actually goes with a story written by Myrto check it out here:
Mythological Couples: Hades and PersephoneWere his eyes playing tricks on him? What was Hades doing in his palace?
“Long time no see, dear brother.” Zeus greeted him. “What brings you here?”
“It’s been quite long, yes.” Hades agreed. “Listen, I’ve wanted to talk to you about something.”
“I am all ears then.” Zeus replied, his curiosity peaked. Whatever the matter, it must be quite important, if Hades was willing to leave his palace.
“I want to marry Persephone.” Hades responded straightforwardly.
He had forgotten his brother was not a man of many words.
“Persephone?” Zeus asked incredulously.
Hades nodded. “I’ve run into her a couple of weeks ago, and I have been unable to stop thinking about her ever since!”
Zeus couldn’t help but smile at his words.
“I don’t see how this is a laughing matter.” Hades responded indignantly.
“I am sorry.” Zeus said. “You’
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King of shades
Hades was king of the Underworld
But he fell in love with a beautiful lady
Who walked up above
In her mother's greenfield
He fell in love with Persephone
Who was gathering flowers in the light of the sun
And I know how it was because
He was like me
A man in love with a woman
Singing la la la la la la la...
La la la la la la la...
And you didn't know how
And you didn't know why
But you knew that you wanted to take her home
You saw her alone there, against the sky
It was like she was someone you'd always known
It was like you were holding the world when you held her
Like yours were the arms that the whole world was in
And there were no words for the way that you felt
So you opened your mouth and you started to sing:
La la la la la la la...
The problem is that, after 1,800 years of Christianity, our western culture tends to associate the chtonian, underground realms and Death Entities to Evil, Satan, the Devil, Demons, Hell full of lava, torture machines and monsters, while the sky, the elevation comes with the Heaven, salvation, joining the Divine, etc...