You want to be like Persephone, loved tenderly by a god
To have power to wield in his kingdom
But dear, you are such an Icarus, in love with a god
To be thrown back to the sea when his fiery passion melts your wings
Two days ago it was eighty degrees, two days from now it’s supposed to be eighty again, but today it’s forty and feels like thirty-five. THIS IS FINE.
2018 has just been like, every time you think the cold is finally gone for good it’s just SURPRISE BITCH IT’S WINTER AGAIN
go home, Persephone, you’re drunk NO, YOUR OTHER HOME.
Hades and Persephone by Matthew Kocvara
I just love the myth of Persephone, i mean the real, original version of it, because it’s not like she got kidnapped, no, this bitch was la-de-da-ing in a meadow and she just happened to find an entrance to the Underworld and she was like “Imma check this out”. And she just wanders into the Underworld and discovers that hey this place ain’t too bad.
Meanwhile Hades is in the background “????? UM??? PRETTY GIRL??? WHY ARE YOU HERE?????? YOU AREN’T DEAD???”
And Persephone (who was originally called Kore just a little fyi) just looked at him and said “I like it here. I’m staying.”
And Hades kinda just went with it, until Demeter started throwing the temper tantrum of the millenium upstairs and Zeus had to intervene because this shit was getting out of hand and its actually his job to be admistrator of justice. Which considering the shit he gets up to is kinda histerical but that’s another story there.
And basically Persephone wasn’t a prisoner or kidnap victim at all she just really loved the Underworld and her (eventual) husband, and the Greeks feared her arguably more than her husband because Hades could be reasoned with but Persephone was the one laying the smack down on sinners, and really, who wouldn’t be at least a little scared of someone who’s name means something along the lines of “the destroyer”
Basically, Persephone is amazing and everbody needs to get on her level
i think the best part of that myth is that Zeus decided to change Kore’s name to Persephone (basically “the one who brings chaos”) only because she wanted to stay in the underworld and SHE WOULDN’T FUCKING LISTEN then Zeus, all-mighty king of the gods, kinda gives up and goes “fine, but you’re going to visit your mom” “also, I changed your name” “get rekt”
Also, if I’m not mistaken, Kore means “little girl” so imagine going from that to “chaos bringer”
I mean, going from little girl to chaos bringer sounds like a p solid deal to me, sign me up.
This may not be the version of the myth that’s commonly known and taught. But is is the original, from before it was altered to scare Greek/Roman girls into submission. Persephone was a badass bitch.
persephone: i really can’t stay
hades: but baby it’s cold outside
Persephone: knock knock
Hades: who’s there?
Persephone: it’s September hope you’re ready to bang like a screen door in a hurricane
The goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone.