pluto and persephone

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Hades and Persephone- Part I

Prologue, Part I, Part II

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It’s here! I’m going to try to post on Thursday nights. No promises they’ll always be on time because of work/school. But Thursdays are the goal.

I had a lot of technical difficulties with this. My home monitor is really crappy and the one I used at school is great… but it made the colors have a lot of inconsistencies. I’ll be getting a new monitor soon, so maybe I’ll come back to older chapters later and retouch them.

i-n3ed-my-space  asked:

hi!! baby cosmic witch here- are there any deities that pertain to cosmic witchcraft? tysm

Hello! Nice to meet you! I’m interested mostly in Greco Roman pantheons so I’ll do my best.

Planets:
Sun - Helios, Apollo, Sol
Moon - Diana, Artemis, Selene, Luna
Mercury - Hermes
Venus - Aphrodite
Earth - Gaia, Dionysus
Mars - Ares
Jupiter - Zeus
Saturn - Cronus, Kronos
Uranus - Ouranos
Neptune - Poseidon
Pluto - Hades, Persephone

And then…
Nyx - night goddess
Asteria - star goddess
Phanes - creator god
Summanus - nocturnal thunder god

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Eurydice’s tomb

Vergina, Greece

~369 BCE


The unusual Tomb of Eurydike lies slightly east of the Rhomaios Tomb. This double-chambered, barrel-vaulted structure, whose facade has yet to be revealed, is plastered with off-white mortar.

One of the short sides of the burial chamber is presented in trompe-l'oeil as a facade with a door and two windows framed by four Ionic half-columns, which support an Ionic three-tiered entablature and a frieze decorated with white palmettes.

A unique find is the marble throne with its richly carved and painted ornamentation; in particular, the back of the throne, which depicts Pluto and Persephone riding on a quadriga, is truly outstanding.

The wealth of this tomb, which had been plundered in antiquity, indicates a royal burial; on the basis of chronological data, it is attributed to Philip’s mother Eurydike, inscribed dedications of whom have been found in the temple of Eukleia at Aigai.

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Greek and Roman underworld gods with their demigod children. I wanted the demigods to to be kind of alike-looking to their godly parents in some way (especially Nico). So Nico is like a younger version of Hades, and Hazel is like a small girl version of Pluto. I also felt that the main differences in design between Greek and Roman gods would be that the Greek ones would look more classical and have more exaggerated and flashy figures, and the Romans would look more stoic and ‘’rich’’, as in simple but detailed to look more powerful in how they carry themselves rather than in what they wear.

Gods pictured: Melinoe, Hades/Pluto, Persephone/Proserpina.
(I know I missed out some gods but whateverrrrr)

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Navigation 🌷

Prolouge Part I Part II

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Here’s the prologue to my version of Hades and Persephone 

didn’t get too creative with the title haha 

I’m very nervous to post it. I saw other artists do a much better job with the story, but I really didn’t want to give up all the work I did just because of that.

The first actual chapter will come out soon! I’m looking forward to sharing it!

I’ll probably post here and on Tapastic eventually, so if you like Tapastic’s layout better than tumblr’s, there will be that.

I will have to re-size all these pages because I wasn't thinking

captain-dead-doll  asked:

The Lords as the Greek Gods pls.

Nobunaga: Ares. Ἄρης, Árēs. Choosing for Nobu was really hard. But I chose Ares because usually, in most routes and even in his own, Nobunaga is described as ruthless, cold, merciless, and even MC is scared of him at first. Ares is the god of war, bloodshed, and violence, but don’t take me wrong. I chose him because, for example, Homer described him as moody in the Iliad. And, let’s be honest, Nobunaga is extremely moody and cute. Mars, Ares’ Roman counterpart, fits Nobunaga better since he was the difnified ancestor of the Roman people more than just that destructive and selfish god.

Mitsuhide: Hestia. Ἑστία, Hestía. She is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home and the state. Hestia reminded me of Mitsuhide because, just like him, she is described as a perfectionist. Mitsuhide is pretty much the mom friend, and Hestia is the goddess of family. It is said that she was chief of the goddesses among all mortals, and that reminds me of how Mitsuhide is called the perfect samurai in so many moments.

Yukimura: Kratos. Κράτος, Krátos. He is not really a god, but more like an spirit. Kratos represents strenght, might, power and sovereign rule. I chose him for Yukimura because, just like Kratos, he has a strong sense of responsibility and he thinks strength is everything. 

Saizo: Hades.  ᾍδης, Hádēs. Saizo is known as the Lord Assasin, but deep down he is actually warm and caring. Hades is pretty much the same. God of the underworld and the dead. From fear of pronouncing his name, greeks started calling him Pluto. His consort was Persephone, who ended up being more feared by men than Hades himself. The story of Hades and Persephone has a lot of versions, but the most known says that Persephone used to live far away, with her mother Demeter, and she was often courted by the Olympian gods. Hades tricked her and got Persephone to visit the Underworld, and married her. The myth explains the four seasons: Persephone would spend 6 months with her mother and 6 months with her husband; 3 months of summer, 3 months of autumn, 3 months of winter and 3 months of spring. One of the versions says that Hades fell in love the moment he saw her and that’s why he wanted her to visit the Underworld, and that sounds like the time Saizo and MC met.

Masamune: Hephaestus. Ἥφαιστος, Hḗphaistos. One of the versions of the myth of Hephaestus reminds me a lot of Masamune. The myth says he was Hera’s parthenogenous (asexual reproduction) child. Hera wanted to have a kid on her own, just like Zeus had Athena. But, since she didn’t want in any way Zeus’ help, the myth says that Hephaestus was born with disability. He was rejected by his mother because of his deformity and thrown off of Mount Olympus. I don’t think there’s much more to add. He’s the god of fire, metalworking and crafts.

Kojuro: Hermes. Ἑρμῆς, Hērmēs. This one was hard too. In one of the past events, Masamune said that Kojuro was really interested in foreign cultures and in what was on the other side of the ocean, so I think Hermes would fit him very well. Hermes is the God of boundaries, travel, communication, trade, language and writing. Kojuro used to manage most of meetings instead of Masamune because he was better at convincing people than his lord was. He is also a poet; MC found a book in his room full of his tanka. He writes a diary too. Hermes is the messenger of gods, and Kojuro is pretty much the messenger of the Date Clan.

Hideyoshi: Metis. Μῆτις, Mē̂tis. She is not actually a “goddess”. Metis is a titaness (the generation before the Olympian Gods) but she is still considered a deity. She was also an Oceanid (sea nymph). Titaness of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom. I chose Metis because in most routes I’ve read, Hideyoshi always tries to comfort MC and give her advice, and that’s probably why he got friendzoned in Inuchiyo’s route. Funny thing, Metis is Athena’s mother. No wonder why Mitsun worships Hideyoshi so much. Also, the myth says that her powers were similar to the trickster powers of Prometheus.

Inuchiyo: Poseidon. Ποσειδῶν, Poseidōn. Inuchiyo has a spear, and Poseidon a trident. He is the god of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts and earthquakes. Homer described him as spoiled and moody, also capricious and destructive. Poseidon was very protective of those he loved, and so he had hard punishments for those who dared hurt his people/family. Toshiie is also moody and he wants to protect who he loves the most.

Mitsunari: Athena. Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnâ. Ironic since well, you know, Saki. But anyway. I chose Athena because Mitsunari is not only a nerd and bookworm, he is also extremely good in strategy. Athena is the goddess of reason, wisdom, intelligence, skill, peace, warfare, battle strategy and handicrafts. Mitsunari is incredible protective and ruthless when it comes to Hideyoshi, and according to the myth, Athena was a special patron of Odysseus too. She protected him in all his way back home from the Trojan War. 

Ieyasu: Artemis. Ἄρτεμις, Ártemis. I chose Artemis because, just like Apollo, she’s the goddess of archery. Specifically, she’s the goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth and plague. So, let’s ignore the “young girls and childbirth” part. Artemis became associated with bows and arrows, and her most appreciated attribute is her hunting spears.

Kenshin: Apollo. Ἀπόλλων, Apóllōn. Kenshin is always described as beautiful and he talks often about how much he likes beautiful stuff. Kenshin usually says there’s no harm in keeping and admiring the beauty of things. Apollo is the god of music, arts, the sun, light, knowledge, healing, plague, prophecy, poetry, manly beauty and archery. He is described as young, beautiful and athletic. In the myth, Apollo is also described as cruel, destructive and merciless, and that’s pretty much Kenshin in war.

Shingen: Dionysus. Διόνυσος, Diónysos. I focused on Shingen’s talent for enjoying things and how easily is for his retainers to entertain themselves. Dionysus is the god of wine, fruitfulness, parties, festivals, madness, chaos, drunkenness and ecstasy. Shingen loves sake, and drinking, and Dionysus was a big part of Greek culture precisely because of wine. Wine was one of the main reasons why the cult of Dionysus was so practiced: its focus was the unrestrained consumption. Also, Dionysus is described as exceptionally attractive. Just like Shingen, Dionysus wasn’t only attractive and a good drinker, he was also strong and fierce. Homer wrote a hymn about him, that said how Dionysus, disguised as a mortal, a few sailors spotted him and believed he was a prince, so they tried to kidnap him. Dionysus turned into a fierce lion and unleashed a bear on board, killing those he came into contact with. 

Alright, so, I was wondering last night whether Julian could be the mysterious bacchanal entity that Henry believes was Dionysus. Now that I am fully awake, let me back this up a little.

First of all. there are some analogies between the Clique and divine beings throughout the book, the first one coming to mind being Richard describing Henry and Camilla as “Pluto and Persephone”.

When it comes to the bacchanal itself, no one is sure what they saw - a deer, a god, a man, the entire nature coming alive to dance with them in ecstacy. Also, Henry (or the others) never mention precisely who was there - only that Bunny was not. And it is known that Julian was encouraging them to do it, one way or another - so, it’s not impossible that he was there.Not actively participating, but as an overlooking figure. “Do what is necessary” - he knows. The murder of the farmer, should be an expected outcome for him. The element of violence is extremely evident in these rituals (..the screams of the abused were drowned out by the din of drums and cymbals..), and Julian is definitely aware of this.

Julian could have been there, as a watching figure, as an initiator, observing his students transcending into another state of being. The mysterious figure they saw - it might have been him. Because this is Julian’s analogy: Dionysus. And Henry knows that.

“How,” he said, "can I possibly make the Dean of Studies understand that there is a divinity in our midst?

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The nymphs shivered and wrapped their robes around them by Kathie McMillan
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Proserpina and Pluto “Myths and Enchantment Tales” stories and illustrations by Margaret Evans Price. 1940 Rand McNally and Co. edition taken from “A Child’s Book of Myths,” copyright 1924, and “Enchantment Tales for Children,” copyright 1926.