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Springtime Meeting

I read The Lost Hero, the next book in the Percy Jackson series (Or I guess this series will be Jason Graces) And I really do love Greek Mythology. Hades and Persephone's story is one of my favorites.

I tried going for a more painted look. I dont know if I succeeded or not. :/ I also went Texture happy : )

The story of Hades and Persephone is an abduction story. Hades, God of the Underworld, fell in love with the Spring Goddess, Persephone. He took her down to the underworld, and her mother, Demeter flew into a frenzy, killing all the crops on Earth. Hades spoiled Persephone in vast riches so she would love him in return. But Persephone missed the sunshine and her mother. But after a while in the underworld, she began to fall for the Dark King and became accustomed to being a Queen. When Hermes came to collect her because Zeus demanded her back to her mother, Persephone swallowed 6 Pomegranate seeds. This allowed her to spend 6 months on Earth with her mother and 6 months in the underworld with her husband.

More or less that's one of the versions of the story : )

Done in PS3
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Persephone's dress based on [link]
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Pastelkittyprincess's avatar
I love sending you cute art 
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alexanormal's avatar
I love them so much!!!!!
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar

What I love most about this piece, is that you didn't draw Hades to look demonic or weird. It always bugged me how there are way too many interpretations of Hades as a jerk or a demon just because he is in charge of the afterlife. He's not even the god of death, so why the hating on him?

Kudos to you!!

CupcakeGL's avatar
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
Gothgirl378's avatar
Yeah, I agree with you. Too many of that kind of interpretation.
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar
It never made sense because in the Myths, of the three big bosses, Zeus and Poseidon and Hades, He's usually shown to be more sensible and very neutral in most conflicts, and THAT makes more sense than a creepy, villainous overlord.
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Rouan26's avatar
This a tender and loving couple, lol! Love it.
RoroZoro's avatar
I enjoy them too!!
ArielxJim08's avatar
This one is really good...I love how she is standing on her tiptoes so she can kiss him...soooooooo cute. Great job.
RoroZoro's avatar
:) Thank you very much! This is one of my favorites in my gallery. I have a very big soft spot for Persephone and Hades
ArielxJim08's avatar
Cool...I like their story too.
There's something about this picture that I just keep coming back to...I love the idea of Persephone actually loving Hades and the way you've captured this is absolutely stunning. Incredible!!
RoroZoro's avatar
aww thank you! Yeah I really like this piece too! I love the story of Hades and Persephone, but there are so many variations of the story, I prefer the ones where Hades loves her so much he gives her any and everything, and makes a throne in the shape of a flower for her, and she falls for his sweet tendencies :D ~ :iconfloatingheartplz:
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I love everything about it!
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angeleloise's avatar
this is really beautiful- love hades :)
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Filiana's avatar
Aww so lovely :love:
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