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Published: June 4, 2011
Mortals have trouble understanding the concept of love:

What does it mean?
What is it?
Will it ever happen to me?

All the questions and more run through their mind- since they have been able to think for themselves and distance themselves from the realm of apes, that one eternal question lingers-

What is love?

Such a swift, fleeting, eternal, painful, wondrous thing- it cannot be put into words.

Yet mortals have put it into flesh and blood- Aphrodite and her son Eros.

Ridiculous, I say.
How can such a malicious thing be called love? It is a disgusting mockery.

Then again...I am hypocritical. Once I thought love to be something best left to others- my siblings and nephews seeming to have so much trouble with it.

Zeus, constantly running around with mortal girls, having affair after affair.

Hera, wracked with jealousy, her wrath turning a once proud and beautiful goddess into a vengeful shrew who took her anger on her husband's hapless bastard children.

Apollo, with his dryad, who spurned his advances and would rather be a unfeeling tree than feel his embrace.

And yet, and yet, it happened to me as well-that bitterly cold afternoon, when hapless Eros shot his arrow without thought for the consequences.

I had went to the surface world for a short reprieve from the Underworld- my own domain depressed me as well. It was no wonder why the other gods spurned my company- Athena had once told me in that blunt way of hers,
"You are a good being, Hades. Yet it seems that you bring the gloom of the Underworld wherever you go."

I remember smiling slightly bitterly at that. I am the underworld. I cannot escape it. Sometimes-no, all the time-I feel that we gods are the ones who got the worst lot- never changing, always living, doomed with the weight of our own power dragging us down. Mortals do not know how easy they have it.

The air was frigid, stinging slightly against my cheeks. The forest around me was silent, and the trees grey reminders of death and sleep. I had left the Underworld to escape it, but even now it followed me.

Pausing, I turned down the path, walking slowly, lost in my own thoughts. It was sometime before I realized I had walked into a dead end- the path stopped abruptly, melding into a still clearing.

And it was there, that I am sure, Aphrodite ordered Eros to let the arrow fly.

Lying surrounded by softly glowing flowers, she lay there, golden skin in harsh contrast against the white of the snow. Her eyes were closed, caramel colored eyelashes resting against her cheeks.

An aura of something entirely alien grew stronger as I approached. It sung in low whispers around me of warmth, of simple joy- of something that was the total opposite to what I was.

I could feel myself become intoxicated, helplessly drawn nearer.

Looking back, I realize that Zeus and Aphrodite were probably laughing behind their hands in Olympus, watching as I became more and more infatuated with Persephone.

But at that moment, as I crouched beside her, my hand hesitating just above her sleeping face, all I could think of was this-

Oh. So this is what mortals call love.
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"Oh but mother!" I sighed shaking my head at her as she crossed her arms giving me a stern glare. "Don't defy me, Perisia! You know very well to never cross into that land! After what happened your older sister, I couldn't bear loosing you too!" She said unfolding her arms pulling me into warm sun kissed hug, I couldn't help but hug her back. I completely understood what she meant, my sister Persephone had wandered off and…and was seduced by the god Hades. My mother,  Demeter,  was devastated but after a deal with my uncle, Zeus, he was able to free Persephone for six months. During those months my mother had lightened up and was happy.
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Another fanfic of sandara's Hades and Persephone picture.

You can view it here: [link]

Hope I did justice on this on as well.
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"Oh but mother!" I sighed shaking my head at her as she crossed her arms giving me a stern glare. "Don't defy me, Perisia! You know very well to never cross into that land! After what happened your older sister, I couldn't bear loosing you too!" She said unfolding her arms pulling me into warm sun kissed hug, I couldn't help but hug her back. I completely understood what she meant, my sister Persephone had wandered off and…and was seduced by the god Hades. My mother,  Demeter,  was devastated but after a deal with my uncle, Zeus, he was able to free Persephone for six months. During those months my mother had lightened up and was happy.
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Aniphine's avatar
Aniphine|Professional Writer
Excellent pacing and utterly adorable! I love your characterization of Hades.
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FlamingCockatiel's avatar
I like how this is written. The English is slightly higher-class, as befits deities, without being wordy or overbearing.
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trixitrail's avatar
does it have a part two,,,, it needs one to make me even more happier :) or maybe a book too and then a movie ....
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myanko92's avatar
So sweet!  I loved how the words were so simple, yet arranged with such great art and skill.  You are an amazing writer!  The feelings in this piece are so poignant and beautiful; it really touched my heart.  You are really a wonderful writer!
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sureshot9593's avatar
One of the more interesting stories in Greek mythology. I think you do it plenty of justice; lots of emotion.
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jellybaby99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooOOOooo I like it
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Lolitessa's avatar
Wow! Amazing..... lovin it
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irisholland's avatar
amazing
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MoonstreamFeline|Hobbyist General Artist
I
LOVE
this!!!!
Gosh, it's just beautiful and inspiring, and the words are touched with wisdom.
Poetic and beautifully paced :)
I'm jealous.
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tally8877's avatar
this is amazing i love it
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Senysky's avatar
Oh my god!!!!! So amazing!! :) Congrats!!
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fallenangelx196's avatar
This is brilliant!!! <3 I am totally in love with this!!!
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RebelliousEscapist|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omfg this was amazing o.O I love it as much as that pic :D
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P1anda|Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. so cute, so sweet :D
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pkumku|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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xXArtimisXx|Student Traditional Artist
It sounds perfect!
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inkblush|Hobbyist General Artist
Zeus actually fell in love with men too. xD
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RamenOwl|Hobbyist Writer
O__O
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Clandescending's avatar
Ganymede is a prominent example!

*love this btw*
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AthenaArtist16|Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it! It shows a far different perspective on Hades' point of view of Persephone than anything I've ever been told. :) Great job!
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Aw. This is... Adorable... I just said aw the entire time. The ending omg... I about died it was so sweet and cute and everything at once and at the same time I feel so bad for Hades! This is so amazingly writtennn :heart:
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awwwwwhhhhhh sweeeeetttt!!! I love it!!!! Can't have it enough!!! I feel like want to read more. =D
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