this is a hades and persephone thing

  • character: *is a selfish asshole. piece of shit and accepts it. is corrupted and evil. does terrible things despite having some light in them, but refuses to change. loves the darkness*
  • other character: *too good for this world. wants to help people and be kind. filled with light. compassionate. amazing. pure.*
  • me: ok. but like, what if they dated?
Tell me darkness is all you’ve ever tasted.
Tell me my lips are like ambrosia from Olympus.
  Tell me this body is made of moon beams.
Tell me the stars are woven in my hair.

Tell me your hands crave the feel of my fingers.
Tell me that loving a monster is knowing the monster is nothing but a man.
Tell me oblivion is not enough to tear you from me.
Tell me the journey down to hell was worth it.
—  Things They Want to Hear // L.H.Z
  • Fanfiction: *gives me feelings*
  • The next fanfiction: *appears*
  • Me: *clicks on the damn thing because I gotta*

love Mythology.
You know what I love most about Mythology?

Everyone just assumes Hades is a badass.
Hades isn’t a badass.
Hades named his three-headed-guard-of-the-underworld-dog that looks like it can chew your head leg and arm off instantaneously - spot. He called his dog spot! (Not joking look it up,“Cerberus” is a Latinised version of the Greek Kerberos, from a Proto-Indo-European word *ḱerberos, meaning “spotted”. Literally I laughed myself senseless.)
Hades whispers to his flowers to make them grow.
Hades grows fruit, there is no sun in the underworld.
Let’s be honest the guy probably double knots his laces and cries when there are no more ice cream tubs left in the freezer after a tough day of dealing with Zeus and Poseidon.

Persephone however, that so called frail little thing that he “kidnapped” ? Yeah, about that. She’s another case all together. When Hermes went to the Underworld he expected to find a scared little girl. Instead he found a thriving Queen.
No like literally she would fight anyone who said anything bad or that hurt Hade’s feelings. She’d probably pet his head and constantly reassured him he was a fantastic King of the Underworld, and that he was totally scary and all that shit - while she glared at anyone who dared think differently, telling them to meet her in the pit.
That girl didn’t want to be another Maiden in the field. She knew exactly what she was doing when she ate those seeds.
She wanted a Kingdom, and that’s what she got.

If that isn’t life goals , then I don’t know what is.

persephone had tried to be the daughter her mother wanted. she wore silk gowns and placed flowers in her hair. swallowed her words until her body was made up all the things she could not say. made herself smaller. quieter. less of herself. but nothing persephone did would quite the chaos in her bones. the need for rebellion. and then she met him. hades saw the anger she carried in her heart. the power she carried in her bones. and for the first time in her life persephone felt seen. for all she was. and all she wasn’t. so when he offered her those pomegranate seeds. she took them willingly.  and without hesitation.

↳ Supergirl AU: Hades and Persephone
each year it creeps in sooner,
leaving bones aching for a hint of her warmth,
and it is not because he will not let her leave
it is because
she does not want to go. - (insp.)

Things we forget about Hades

> He loved Maria di Angelo with his heart

> He had not one, but 2 children with her (unlike Zeus who returned to Thalia’s mom as Jupiter)

> He raised Nico and bianca till they were 3 and 5 years old respectively

> He defied Persephone and offered to build the 3 of them a castle in the goddamn underworld to keep them safe from Zeus.

> He was the only god of the big 3 that kept it in his pants and did not break the no-children pact, since Nico and bianca were technically born in the 1940s which was before the pact

I actually feel that hades would make a great dad to Nico and that the only reason of his absence so far was because Zeus had forbidden it.

I mean, Nico actually has memories of him from his childhood!

He’s about the only Olympian that isn’t a selfish, ignorant, annoying brat.

In Bloom pt. 1

This is a little AU that got dreamed up during October. I originally thought I’d make one short little fic and be done with it, BUT that’s not how it worked out. Instead I’m going to treat it like a little miniseries and write a bunch of little fics and take prompts on what to do next.

So, without further ado, this is In Bloom, a Persephone/Hades AU wherein Sam is the beautiful (and nonbinary) Persephone, and Bucky is Hades. 

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They’ve got earthy brown skin, eyes like the night sky itself, and this light about them that makes them glow. Bucky has heard their voice on a few separate occasions, and every time he does it feels as if the heavens themselves part. Everything they touch positively blooms, and anyone they speak to leaves a better person than they already were, just from being in their presence.

Bucky is head over heels in love. Well, maybe not in love. You can’t fully love someone you don’t know a thing about, and looks can be deceiving, but Bucky can tell this one is different. Magical even.

Every few millennia Olympians are reborn in a new vessel – someone worthy of their title and power. Bucky knows without a doubt that he has found the embodiment of Persephone, deity of Spring and growth. The very opposite of Bucky, who is the embodiment of Hades, ruler of the dead and the underworld itself. He wishes he were someone worthy of this Persephone’s time, someone that didn’t kill almost everything he touches. But he isn’t.

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A Few More Small Prayers

From Zeus may you be judged justly by your actions

From Hera may your parents and children live well

From Hestia may your home be warm and full of love

From Dionysus may time with friends bring you joy

From Apollo may music and art fill your heart and you be overcome by the beauty of man’s creation

From Asclepius may you be in good health and heal swiftly from illness

From Artemis may you be of strong will and cunning as sharp as an arrowhead

From Athena may you have the desire to seek wisdom and justice

From Hades may you be given wealth and good mental health

From Persephone may any yearning and desire in your heart be fulfilled

From Demeter may your pets be well and your pantry full of good things

From Hephaestus may your hours at work be peaceful, go by quickly and may your hard work be appreciated as it deserves

From Aphrodite may your life be full of love, from friends, family or a significant love and may they help you see the beauty in yourself

From Ares may any encounter with law enforcement be a just and fair one and may your country remain safe and free

From Hermes may your travels be safe, your luck be plenty and your sense of humour be enjoyed

From Poseidon may your heart be full of adventure desire

Glory to the Gods

he met her
in a sunlit meadow
flowers seemed to bloom in her wake
trailing her skirts like a wedding train
as she ran
straight into his arms

they wrapped around her reflexively
where his skin touched
the flowers wilted
his chin brushed the stalk
of wheat behind her ear
it crumbled
to dust

his breath hitched
the fumes of the Underworld
caught behind his teeth
she burned against him
—this child of life
with birdsong rosy in her cheeks
wreathed in the perfume of growing things
the sun’s rays curled about her shoulders
like apollo had draped them there himself
he could feel the roots of the dead
twining around his ankles
stretching eager fingers
toward the maiden, and he
ripped away

he presided over the dead
it was not his job to deliver
death to them

her fingers looked like
fragile plant stems
but they dug into his robes
like the strongest roots
when he yanked back
she tore away fistfuls
of black fabric
that pooled over her hands
as souls did

her eyes were
fountains brimming over
they fell to the black carpet
beneath his feet
she reached a hand to him—
and took his, “please, take me away”
(he’d heard thousands begging
thanatos not to take them,
but never someone asking him to)

“why?“ spilled over his lips
but she shook her head,
chestnut ringlets bouncing about her face
“the flowers have eyes,” she said
“take me where none will grow”

hades met persephone
when she was running
from her mother
he saw the fear in her eyes
but not for him this time
she took shelter where
her mother’s creation could not
haunt her
she took up residence
on death row

when zeus condemned her
he offered the pomegranate
he tasted the juice on her lips
when she kissed him
whispering “you saved me”
against his mouth
he could still taste the sweetness
beneath the blood
when he lied to demeter
and she hit him for “tricking” her daughter

eventually she stopped
running from her mother
and started
running toward him


Subtly connecting to the gods

Aphrodite: simple “I love yous” at the end of phone calls 

Apollo: memorizing a poem and making playlists 

Ares: mindless bantering with a friend 

Artemis: reminding little girls that they can do anything a boy can do

Athena: rereading a book and noticing things that you never noticed the first time

Demeter: worrying about what seems small

Dionysus: taking a moment to actually taste your drink 

Hades: mourning a loss

Hephaestus: finally building that shelf  

Hera: going out on anniversaries 

Hermes: stealing your sister’s shirt 

Hestia: making a house a home 

Persephone: taking a moment to look for the beautiful in a dull situation

Poseidon: swimming on a sunny day

Zeus: driving through storms

“Dad,” Nico’s voice rang out clear, but inside his guts were churning and he wanted to die. Or maybe he had just been spending too much time in the Underworld.

“Dad,” Nico said again, chewing on his bottom lip. He could feel his thin legs start to turn to jello and he wanted to collapse from fear. Standing next to him was Will, the only thing that gave him hope right now.

Nico breathed in once, closing his eyes. “Dad, I want you to meet someone.” It was summer now; Persephone was off dancing in the primrose fields with Demeter or whatever she did when she wasn’t spending time with the lousy god of the Underworld.

Clenching and unclenching his fist, he finally curled his fingers around his sword that was carved from Stygian iron.

“Eh?” Hades said, shooing off a random spirit that wasn’t supposed to be in his chamber. When it didn’t leave, he sent a shot of fire at it and it hissed, vanishing. When Hades finally paid attention to his son and saw who was next to him, he jumped up from his throne.

“Nico, who is that?” He glowered. “What is a son of Apollo doing in my realm?”

Instinctively, Nico shot his hand out and gripped Will’s, who gave it a tight squeeze back, letting him know he would be all right.

“Dad, this is my boyfriend, Will Solace.”


“AH! The sun!” Will cried, flopping on his back, crashing down on the lush green grass that he never thought he’d miss so much. He pulled Nico down with him, who was surprised at first but then started laughing. He grabbed a fistful of grass and threw it on Will’s face, who swiped it off in mild disgust.

Hades had ended up being perfectly okay with Nico’s relationship and Will. In fact, he seemed delighted. His father’s delight did nothing but make Nico feel a little bit happier inside.

“Never thought I’d meet Hades,” Will said quietly, staring up at the bright blue sky. Nico repositioned himself so he was laying on his back right next to Will.

“Good thing he likes you,” Nico muttered. He squinted, trying to block out the bright sun that shone in his eyes.

Will let out a light laugh and said, “Yes, that is an extremely good thing.” He slowly crawled his hand to Nico’s and their fingers entwined. They didn’t even know where they were - some random place after popping up from the Underworld. Some random place with a shining sun and blue sky.

Will moved his head to Nico’s shoulder, his bright yellow hair flopping in Nico’s eyes. Nico laughed softly, swiping the hair out of his face. “I really like you,” Nico whispered.

“What?” Will cried so loud Nico jumped in surprise. “Can’t hear youuuuu!”

“Oh gods, yes you can,” Nico shot back, but a smile was beginning to form on his usual scowling face.

“Let’s say it to the world, Nico,” Will cried, giving Nico’s hand a tiny squeeze. Nico swallowed, turning his head a little to see Will, who was staring straight up at the sky.

“Say what?” Nico asked carefully.

“I LOVE YOU, NICO DI ANGELO,” Will screamed at the top of his lungs, so loud that a bird in a nearby tree squawked and flew away.

Nico sat there, startled. Startled by Will’s volume. Startled by Will’s words. His heart gave a leap and then his chest nearly capsized as Will said, “Your turn.”

“M-my turn?” Nico mumbled, managing to get out the words. His right hand - the hand Will wasn’t holding - was trembling so hard he had to keep making it a fist to stop it.

Will turned his head again, so he was staring at Nico. They were staring at each other - bright blue eyes against deep, dark brown. Will pressed his forehead against Nico’s, and whispered, his breath on Nico’s face, “Don’t you love me too?”

Nico closed his eyes. “Of course.”

Will smiled, “Then why not tell the world?”

“Maybe the world doesn’t need to know.”

“The world always needs to know,” Will said, bringing his free hand up and ruffling it through Nico’s onyx hair. He leaned forward and kissed Nico, pressing his lips against his softly.

When they broke apart, Nico, fearfully, gripped Will’s hand that was weaved in his and shouted, “I love you, Will Solace!”

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king and queen; crown and sword; ruler and beloved. there were things looming in the underworld. souls amongst corpses and flowers amongst ruins. a somber kingdom built in cold bone and black ashes. it was often called « the kingdom where nothing was born », where light never dared to set a foot. well, that is, until persephone. because the day persephone set foot on this burnt bewitched ground, the day she held the ruler’s heart in her palm, almost burning at the warmth of her sun-kissed skin, a flower bloomed under her feet.”

demeter · goddess of agriculture, fertility, and the harvest

Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death. Her virgin daughter Persephone was abducted by the god of the underworld, Hades, and Demeter endlessly searched for her, preoccupied with loss and grief. The seasons halted and living things stopped growing and died. At this point, Zeus had to intervene and send his messenger Hermes to the underworld to bring Persephone back and prevent the extinction of all life on Earth.