movie: underworld

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Περσεφονη

Persephone was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Hades. She was also the goddess of spring growth, who was worshipped alongside her mother Demeter. She was seized by Hades and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter despaired at her dissappearance and searched for her, but the girl had tasted of the food of Haides - a handful of pomegranate seeds - and was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. Her annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain. 

Underworld

I

Hades, god of the Underworld

He sits on a throne of skulls

Judging the mortal souls

With a just, but cold hand

Hades, god of riches

Glittering gems in dirt

Make his cold eyes shine

With a warm, colorful light

II

Persephone, goddess of spring

She sits beside Hades

On a throne of gems and roses

She too judges the souls

Persephone, goddess of the underworld

She can be warm

But cross her, and she can be cold

Yet she cares still for life

In the cold Underworld

III

Thanatos, god of death

And the right hand of Hades

He knows to steal breath

And set the heart at ease

IV

Hecate, goddess of witchcraft

And the left hand of Hades

She knows not to be daft

And knows when to please

Hecate, goddess of ghosts

Moaning, weeping spirits

She knows to host

The mourning of most

Dries their tears does she

Smiling with sorrowful glee

V

Charon, carrier of souls

And he knows the roles

They all played in life

Until they were met with strife

Hero or villain, matters not

Victor or victim, matters not

He simply delivers the lot

VI

O, beautiful and violent

This Underworld seems to be

Yet, it only reflects

The world above, and we

Who seem so frightened

Of what death brings

And lo, we are enlightened

To be in the presence of immortal kings