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About: A blog dedicated to Hades and Persephone from classical mythology. (Because you know she ate those pomegranate seeds on purpose.)

(Some images may be triggery, and all abduction images are tagged with tw: abduction)

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fallenskyaboveus:

fancasting meme - canon legends/myths/lore (2/2)
Abduction of Persephone

…but first gave her a kernel of a pomegranate to eat, whereby she became doomed to the lower world.

(via renaissancemadonna)


Hades and Persephone by DonLagarto (x)

Hades and Persephone by DonLagarto (x)

(Source: welcometohadestown)

valkyrieofdragons:

greek mythology: hades x persephone

persephone sits on the arm of hades’ throne of onyx and skulls. her arms are wrapped around his neck, palms resting on the marble of his bare chest. her head is light on his shoulder and her lips brush the lobe of his ear just barely as she whispers the stories of mortals into his ear. hades is cold, a skeleton come to life, shadow and bones made into a god. the underworld has hardened him, and years have passed since he’s been to the surface, since he’s seen the world of the humans. his wife’s stories are all he knows of it.
she tells him of machines, of devices. skyscrapers, camera phones and apps. she tells him about love, about human lives, stories of starlight. he hasn’t seen the stars in a long time but when she whispers to him he remembers. 
he loves persephone. he loves her stories and her tenderness. the underworld has hardened her but her core remains as sweet. sometimes she angers him. sometimes for entertainment. winter makes her moody and her stubbornness is only matched by his. sometimes they clash but he loves her still.
and she loves him too. she’s spent centuries hating him, but it’s gotten old, the fighting’s become uninteresting. it took a while but the hate has given in to something else as she began to understand him and at times to even care for him.
she teaches him to live, explains emotions and feelings to him. in exchange he teaches her about power and she learns she has power over him too. she learns how to use it and at times he allows it.

valkyrieofdragons:

greek mythology: hades x persephone

persephone sits on the arm of hades’ throne of onyx and skulls. her arms are wrapped around his neck, palms resting on the marble of his bare chest. her head is light on his shoulder and her lips brush the lobe of his ear just barely as she whispers the stories of mortals into his ear. hades is cold, a skeleton come to life, shadow and bones made into a god. the underworld has hardened him, and years have passed since he’s been to the surface, since he’s seen the world of the humans. his wife’s stories are all he knows of it.

she tells him of machines, of devices. skyscrapers, camera phones and apps. she tells him about love, about human lives, stories of starlight. he hasn’t seen the stars in a long time but when she whispers to him he remembers. 

he loves persephone. he loves her stories and her tenderness. the underworld has hardened her but her core remains as sweet. sometimes she angers him. sometimes for entertainment. winter makes her moody and her stubbornness is only matched by his. sometimes they clash but he loves her still.

and she loves him too. she’s spent centuries hating him, but it’s gotten old, the fighting’s become uninteresting. it took a while but the hate has given in to something else as she began to understand him and at times to even care for him.

she teaches him to live, explains emotions and feelings to him. in exchange he teaches her about power and she learns she has power over him too. she learns how to use it and at times he allows it.

(Source: lissabina)

rosebenjamins:

THE DEATH OF ME | songs for persephone

i. persephone’s youth chugjug - family of the year | snakes and ladders - basia bulat | northern lights - bowerbirds  | this old dark machine - james vincent mcmorrow | lazarus - porcupine tree 


ii. descent the dead waltz - radical face | red - okkervil river | family tree - dry the river | uprooted - the antlers | cosmic love - florence and the machine (acoustic)


iii. queen of the underworld honey - the hush sound | violet hour - sea wolf | the artist - the hush sound | featherstone - the paper kites | collapse the light into earth - porcupine tree


iv. the cycle adventures in solitude - the new pornographers | come and find me - josh ritter | rivers and roads - the head and the heart  | changing seasons - sea wolf | history book - dry the river


v. an alternate life (bonus track): leaves in the river - sea wolf

rosebenjamins:

THE DEATH OF ME | songs for persephone

i. persephone’s youth chugjug - family of the year | snakes and ladders - basia bulat | northern lights - bowerbirds  | this old dark machine - james vincent mcmorrow | lazarus - porcupine tree
ii. descent the dead waltz - radical face | red - okkervil river | family tree - dry the river | uprooted - the antlers | cosmic love - florence and the machine (acoustic)
iii. queen of the underworld honey - the hush sound | violet hour - sea wolf | the artist - the hush sound | featherstone - the paper kites | collapse the light into earth - porcupine tree
iv. the cycle adventures in solitude - the new pornographers | come and find me - josh ritter | rivers and roads - the head and the heart  | changing seasons - sea wolf | history book - dry the river
v. an alternate life (bonus track): leaves in the river - sea wolf
argonauticae:

♕  H A D E S T O W N  » our lady of the underground

i got the wind right here in a jar, i got the rain on tap at the bar, i got the sunshine up on the shelf - allow me to introduce myself! brother, what’s my name? my name is our lady of the underground! brother, what’s my name? our lady of ways, our lady of means! brother, what’s my name? my name is our lady of the upside-down!

argonauticae:

  H A D E S T O W N  » our lady of the underground

i got the wind right here in a jar, i got the rain on tap at the bar, i got the sunshine up on the shelf - allow me to introduce myself! brother, what’s my name? my name is our lady of the underground! brother, what’s my name? our lady of ways, our lady of means! brother, what’s my name? my name is our lady of the upside-down!


Vangelis Kyris, “Slave” from Sins (2005)
Vangelis Kyris, “Slave” from Sins (2005)

(Source: gnossienne, via creepyunclecharlie)

argonauticae:

♕  H A D E S T O W N  » epic (part ii)

but even that hardest of hearts unhardened suddenly when he saw her there: persephone in her mother’s garden, sun on her shoulders, wind in her hair, the smell of flowers she held in her hand and the pollen that fell from her fingertips. and suddenly, hades was only a man with a taste of nectar upon his lips, singing -

argonauticae:

  H A D E S T O W N  » epic (part ii)

but even that hardest of hearts unhardened suddenly when he saw her there: persephone in her mother’s garden, sun on her shoulders, wind in her hair, the smell of flowers she held in her hand and the pollen that fell from her fingertips. and suddenly, hades was only a man with a taste of nectar upon his lips, singing -


MYTHOLOGY MEME | (2/5) OTPs
HADES FELL IN LOVE WITH PERSEPHONE and wanted her as his bride. His brother Zeus consented to the marriage—or at least refused to oppose it. Yet he warned Hades that Demeter would never approve this coupling, for she would not want her daughter spirited off to a sunless world. At Zeus’s suggestion—or with his tacit understanding—Hades resolved to abduct the maiden. Persephone was gathering flowers one day on a plain in Sicily. Hades suddenly appeared, thundering across the plain in his four-horse chariot. The god swooped down upon Persephone, scooped her up with one arm, and literally and figuratively deflowered her—leaving the plain scattered with blossoms of every color. (x) 

MYTHOLOGY MEME | (2/5) OTPs

HADES FELL IN LOVE WITH PERSEPHONE and wanted her as his bride. His brother Zeus consented to the marriage—or at least refused to oppose it. Yet he warned Hades that Demeter would never approve this coupling, for she would not want her daughter spirited off to a sunless world. At Zeus’s suggestion—or with his tacit understanding—Hades resolved to abduct the maiden. Persephone was gathering flowers one day on a plain in Sicily. Hades suddenly appeared, thundering across the plain in his four-horse chariot. The god swooped down upon Persephone, scooped her up with one arm, and literally and figuratively deflowered her—leaving the plain scattered with blossoms of every color. (x

(Source: alisonhendrixes, via vibiasabina)

fangednymph:

Smashing Pomegranates, a Hades/Persephone fanmix:

Her lower lip was trembling; she was clearly holding back tears. Crying in front of him was never an option, he noticed, not even at her darkest days. Hades felt a sudden curiosity to know what he resembled to in her view.

A big evil ill-tempered monster with sharp teeth ready to devour her at any sign of weakness. Oh, he wanted that in a painful level, to have her between his teeth again. He could bruise her and mark her, maybe leave a scar; he still had the one she gave him (three of her nails went deep enough into his lower back, more similar to claws than she’d admit). (x)

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