We all know the Greek myth of Persephone – daughter of Zeus and Demeter who was kidnapped by Hades and later became the Queen of the Underworld.
No? Just me? Okay then … let’s recap.
Hades King of the Underworld sees Persephone and it’s love at first sight. His insides melt. When Hades asks Demeter to marry her daughter, Demeter refuses. Hades, heartbroken, decides to kidnap Persephone. One day as she was picking flowers, Hades opened a hole in the earth; riding out in his chariot led by black horses (like a douche), he grabs her and drags her into the pit. Of course, all hell breaks loose once the over-protective Demeter finds out her daughter is missing.
Lore Olympus is a ‘modern retelling’ of this story. In the retelling, Persephone has made it out of her mother’s clutches, and ‘moved to the city’, presumably living with Artemis. One night, Persephone and Artemis go to a party at Zeus’ house.
It’s at this gathering Hades spots Persephone. Love at first sight … heart pounding … crotch twitching (I assume) … etc. He makes an offhanded comment to Zeus and Poseidon, that Persephone’s beauty puts Aphrodite to shame. Obvs, after hearing this, Aphrodite loses her shit. She calls her son Eros and together they devise a plan to drug Persephone (or get her really drunk – not sure) and stick her in the backseat of Hades’ car. Presumably, she would make a fool of herself and Hades would no longer like her.
When Hades arrives home, he finds Persephone passed out in his car, carries her into his house, and lays her down in a guest room.
BTW, anyone else grossed out by the fact that Hades is Persephone’s uncle? And twice (maybe three times) her age?
No? Just me? Okay then … moving on.
The art in this webcomic is breathtaking, beautiful. It comes across as if done using watercolors and soft brush strokes.
This is a very lighthearted rendition of the myth. Smythe has found a way to bring levity to the story. She’s made it into a fun and sexy romcom (makes you want to help her build the ship!). And somehow she’s been able to make Hades funny, awkward, and super sexy.
Friends, gossip, parties, and of course love. A modern retelling of The Taking of Persephone.
In conclusion, this webcomic is fairly new on LINE Webtoon with only 11 episodes available, but it’s totally worth it. Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think!
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