Dandelion in Darkness
Banner by the amazing @akai-echo
Summary: Katniss is the Queen of the Underworld. Equal in power to the Goddesses of Lightning and the Sea, she chooses a life of solitude in her dark kingdom. That is, until she meets Peeta, son of Demetros, the Earth God. She cannot help but love the young god and would possess him at all costs. But what consequences will her choice have on the world?
Retelling of the Persephone/Hades myth. Hades!Katniss and Persephone!Peeta.
A story in three acts.
Katniss Everdeen - Hades/Pluto/Queen of the Dead
Gale - Thanatos
Madge - Hermes
Prim - Apollo
Mags - Seer
Mr. Mellark - Demetros
Peeta Mellark - Persephone/Proserpina
Haymitch - Aphrodite
Effie - Cupid
Johanna - Ares
Wiress - Hephaestus
Paylor - Zeus
Annie - Poseidon
Finnick - Amphitrite
Thresh - Artemis
Rue - Gaia
Beetee - Cyclops (Forged Katniss’s Helmet)
Chaff -Herdsman of Asphodel Fields, Keeper of Katniss’s horses
Plutarch, Caesar and Crane - Moirai/Fates
Ennobaria, Glimmer and Cashmere -Furies
Buttercup - Cerberus
It began with the wind.
Icy and bitter, it swept across Panem in furious gales. Trees bent before it and man-made objects struggled to remain rooted to the ground. People who ventured beyond their homes saw their skin redden and crack as they leaned against it. They had never experienced a cold so cruel and scrambled to find warmth and shelter. In a land where the weather expressed itself in the mildest way, the sudden harshness of this new season was met with horror and confusion.
After the wind came the snow. Though beautiful to the eyes of the citizens of Panem, it brought its own complications - frozen rivers and streams, slippery streets, dead crops and animals. When the land of Panem was covered in ice, the hunger followed soon after, and the lamentations could be heard atop the Capitol itself. People suffered as the earth grew colder and harder. Around them, life receded, overwhelmed by the power of death. They began to tell stories of a world that would end in ice.
The people clamored to the gods for relief. Why were they being punished? Why were the gods angry? Oracles and seers were consulted all over Panem, now desperate at the prospect of their own demise.
Every person touched by the gods in the land of Panem returned with the same response. Demetros’s son had vanished and now he wandered the world, searching for him. As he hunted for the daemon who had robbed him of his youngest, he withheld the life force that would nourish the earth and the people of Panem languished in consequence. He had vowed that until his son had been returned to him, winter would reign eternal in the land of the living.