i have so many hades and persephone feels

polemos  asked:

(Giveaway Entry) Favorite Myth would likely be the tale of Persephone, Hades, and Demeter. It never ceases to amuse me how many perspectives and stories have been spun to tell why Persephone left for the Underworld, I'm of the opinion that she went willingly and with much contentment- but I no many people don't agree, hehe.

You know it’s actually a very interesting myth, because in some versions she was already promised to Hades (almost like a betrothal) so in a way Persephone knew what was coming. In others though, Hades does kidnap her. For me personally, I feel she went willingly. Most of the myths surrounding her after she became Queen of the Underworld kind of point in that direction.

anonymous asked:

Why do people like hades and Persephone? Didn't he have other lovers?

Hi ! I’m so sorry for the late reply !! But actually I was thinking about it, it’s a pretty interesting question ! Of course, we have, many, but Hades & Persephone seems to fascinate people (including me). First of all, characters why questionable moral are interesting (in my opinion), and Hades is one of them. And the love story itself is beautiful, two people completely different fell in love (if you consider that Persephone was consent). The story was often been rerun so it contributes to its success :)

I’m sorry but English is not my first language, and I can’t really develop if I want  to be understood & stay clear, but I’d really love to ! SO if someone wants to reply, feel free !

wearefallensouls said to quoted-books: Hi, can you recommend any non-romantic (at least not main plot) books that have someting to do with history or mythology. (Sorry if I accidentally send this twice)

It didn’t come up twice and even if it had- no worries at all! It is interesting to me to see how many mythology based books to feature romance. I guess, romance was featured quite a bit in the original stories too. I have to admit that I have read A LOT of Persephone/Hades type spin-offs so I can’t really say anything either haha, but here are some that do not feature romance as a main vehicle for the plot to continue! Hope these help!

Also, I wasn’t sure which age group to pick from so it’s kind of all over the place. If I picked too many ones considering in the JUV/YA category, just let me know, and likewise with Adults! I didn’t put Rick Riorden’s series on there because I feel like it’s pretty well-known at this point but that’s a series to consider too.

1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

“I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.”

2. Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr- categorized as JUV but I enjoyed it!

3. Metamorphosisby Ovid

“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.” 

4. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

5. The Once and Future King by T.H. White

“The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards.”

6. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

“All of us are lonely at some point or another, no matter how any people surround us. And then, we meet someone who seems to understand. She smiles, and for a moment the loneliness disappears.”

I just realized I totally focused more on mythology than history- so let me know if you want some more purely historical novels too! J

Thanks for the question! Happy reading!

Lauren

Greek Wolfology

Saw yet another Greek Wolfology mashup and I’m a HUGE mythology geek, so I (yet again) put way too much thought into whether or not I agree. For the most part I disagree with the usual role matchups, Peter/Hades, Stiles/Apollo Sheriff/Zeus Chris/Ares etc.

Here are my feelings on the subject -

Zeus > Chris Argent The only thing Zeus is remembered for is his womanizing, so at first glance he doesn’t fit Chris. However, he was also the ‘Lord of Justice’ and acted as a peacemaker, upholding the law and defining the rules of morality for everyone. He saw the evils in his father’s rule and took down the entire Titanomacy, rebuilding and recreating the kingdom of immortals from the ground up, focusing on keeping the balance of the entire Olympian Pantheon. He was strong and imposing and everything hinged on his verdicts. He was primarily a protector but would unhesitatingly smite the fuck out of anyone who deserved it. Judge, jury and executioner.

Hera > Victoria Even Zeus feared her temper and bent to her will without being able to stand up to her. Known for cold, implacable fury. She was a majestic, solemn goddess who was ruler over marriage, but had very little to do with love. Her worship far outdated any male deity and she is considered one of the original female powers. Her depiction as a jealous shrew was an attempt to lessen her and submit the previously powerful female figure to the dominance of men. The Greeks were some of the first to worship the male as more powerful than the female, much like Victoria lost her power to Gerard and was eventually killed by Chris.

Hades > Sheriff Stilinski This is probably a surprise, but Hades was a really laid back guy most of the time. He stayed in the underworld and kept out of things until someone pissed him off. Most of the terrible things he’s remembered to have done were actually Persephone. (I have so many Hadinski feels that he has to live without his wife) He was loyal to his wife, even in her absence. He was actually one of the fairest and most just of the gods, known to be somber and dignified and work oriented. Also, he had nothing to do with death/dying (that was Thanos) he just ruled the dead. There are several myths where, when a god or hero actually made the effort to travel to Hades, he would give permission for a dead soul to return to life.

Poseidon > Peter Moodiest, greediest, most vengeful god on Olympus. He loved throwing earthquakes and tidal waves at those who upset him. He spent 8 years plaguing Odysseus for killing the Cyclops. Tried a few times to overthrow Zeus. Most of his myths involve schemes to edge out the other gods and expand his domain. 'Nuff said.

Dionysus > Stiles The god of wine, madness, hallucination, homosexuality and effeminacy. He alternated periods of deep profound meditation with maddened frenzies and revelry. He’s sometimes laid-back and called a 'joy-god’ but he is also known to be unbelievable cruel. He wandered wherever he wanted and any king who objected to his presence was driven completely insane (sometimes their whole families or their entire country was as well) to unbelievably bloody effect. He’s two-sided and unpredictable, showing both the heights of greatest potential and the darkest danger of harm to ourselves and others, very much like Stiles. People tend to gloss over how vindictive he can be. He was however, one of the few gods to be faithful and respectful to his wife.

Artemis > Allison I feel like this is overdone b/c of the archery but it’s deeper than that. Goddess of hunting, wilderness and sudden death, protector of young women. Artemis was very confident and prone to losing herself in her impulsive vengeful rages. She only truly loved one man and was tricked into killing him, much like Gerard tried to do. She brought sudden death to infants, girls and women, her role as protector had another side as she was also the instrument of their destruction.

Apollo > Jackson The original overachiever, literally the golden son of the pantheon. Disgustingly good at everything and never humble about it. Hated being shown up at anything and took vicious revenge for it every time (once skinned a satyr that played better music than him and gave the judge permanent donkey ears). Wicked jealous streak. Hated the intermingling of mortals and gods, felt that they should 'know their place’. His symbols were wolves and snakes.

Hestia > Danny Quiet, respectful, kind and forgiving, friendly. Even with all their infighting, raging tempers and bitter jealousies everyone liked Hestia. She was worshiped at EVERY temple, regardless of who it was dedicated to.

Hephaestus > Derek Lonely, injured god often shunned and abused by the other gods, he was cast out of Olympus. Not being very social, he quickly gave up on being treated better and just wanted to be left alone to try and create something in his forges. He is known to be strong and dependable, he was a god of fire and could not be burned. Married off to a slightly unwilling Aphrodite, he was often miserable as she slept around on him despite his loyal and faithful love. I have strong Derephaestus feelings. Fun fact, Hera conceived Hephaestus with the use of an herb without any male help, I can totally see Talia doing something like that.

Eris > Kate Discord, strife, contention and rivalry, sinister and mean, her greatest joy is to make trouble. She haunts battlefields and delights in insatiable bloodshed.

Aphrodite > Isaac Hedonistic goddess of love, sex and beauty. Mercurial, meddling and weak willed. (I love Isaac, but his loyalty is very wishy-washy) Loved adorning herself with elegant, highly fashionable clothing, she was never seen without her girdle. (*cough* scarf *cough*) Stuck in arranged marriage with Hephaestus (Derek) but not loyal to him. Had many lovers of all persuasions and was very sexually free. Lover not a fighter.

Ares > Liam God of war, rage, courage and manliness, but also of fear and cowardice. Although well trained he represented not the strategy of war, but frenzied bloodlust and close quartered combat. He acted on primal and primitive instinct and actually lost more often than he won. As a child he was captured and kept in a jar, almost losing his mind until Hermes (Scott) rescued him. Had a hard time connecting with the other Olympians and didn’t make allies easily, but would often jump into hopeless fights he couldn’t win in defense of those few he cared about. Very straight forward he never used trickery and thus fell for it constantly.

Hermes > Scott God of hospitality, diplomacy, persuasion, protector of the home and guard dogs. Known as the ambassador of the gods for his persuasive negotiation skills, also the protector of sacrificial animals, shepherds and travelers. Given many responsibilities by Zeus due to his trustworthiness, even Hades liked him enough to give him a free pass to travel the underworld. Found two snakes in mortal combat and convinced them to reach a peaceful solution, they wound themselves around his staff and live forever in perfect harmony. He has helped almost every god at one time or another.

Athena > Lydia Goddess of wise council, reasoning, war strategy and defense, the arts, military victory, mathematics and skill (artistic/lingual/craftsmanship/etc). She was born in full armor and is companion to and patron of heroes. She taught humanity the skills of shipbuilding, navigation, agriculture and metallurgy, she also invented the chariot, the bridle, the pot, the trumpet, the flute, the rake, the plow and the yoke. Basically everyone is useless without her and she knows everything about everything. She is rarely the aggressor in her disagreements and uses her skills in wars of defense.