Greek Mythology Moodboard - Hades, God of the Underworld, saw Persephone and instantly fell in love with her. Hades confided his secret in his brother Zeus, asking for help, so the two of them concocted a plan to trap her. As the girl played with her companions, they caused the ground to split underneath her. Persephone slipped beneath the Earth and Hades stole her to the Underworld where he made her his wife.The myth says that Persephone was very unhappy, but after much time, she came to love the cold-blooded Hades and lived happily with him.
Those born to the King of the Gods are not to be trifled with, for they radiate strength and command. Electricity flares at the tips of their fingers, lightning running through their veins and setting their blood alight. They are the approaching storm, the bolt racing towards battle with a grin on their face and power in their hands.
Tartarus was considered to be either an actual deity, or the deepest abyss within the Underworld. His parentage leads either to Chaos, Aether and Gaea, or to nothing at all, depending on the source.
The pit of Tartarus was the “dungeon” of the Underworld, where it’s said to have confined those the Olympians considered to be dangers to the pantheon and used as essentially a “prison” where those who have gone against the Olympians are tormented and punished. Some of the most notable who have had the unfortunate sentence of being kept within the deep abyss and kept under the watchful eye of Tartarus are: Ixion, the giant Tityos, several of the Titans after the Titanomachy, and Arke, the former winged messenger of the Titans and sister to Iris.
They were the first, self-made and self-born. Those ethereal serpents twined round and round the nothingness until our Universe’s egg cracked open, yolk dripping out in stardust and gods. And then they faded away to rest in each other’s embrace until it all fell apart once again.