Persephone: chapter 9Persephone: Queen of the DeadPersephone: chapter 9 by IsadoraMarie
I left Poseidons palace long before the destruction of Minos kingdom was complete, for I knew that once the wheels were set in motion, what was to come would; even Zeus himself could not save his beloved son. For his help I will never forget my dear brother Poseidon, but I had to leave, I couldnt stay with him, nor any of the other Gods. I cut my long beautiful golden hair as was customary for women when in mourning and dressed in a black torn robe and veil that covered my tear stained cheeks, and in this state I walked on the face of the earth alone in my grief, devising a way of getting even with the Great God Zeus for his treachery. After several weeks of wandering alone an inspiration hit me, just as if Zeus himself struck me with one of his thunderbolts. I knew that I could do nothing to harm Zeus, for he was much too powerful a God even for me, but I be
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Persephone awoke to the feeling of being carried. Rubbing at her eyes like a small child, she observed the male carrying her. He could have been Hades' double except for the lack of a mouth. He looked down at her and she shrunk away. His eyes were like ice, they didn't look human or godlike at all. She whimpered softly and a familiar chuckle sounded.
"Don't be afraid my dear. Mephillis is a friend." Looking over Mephillis' shoulder showed Hades lying on a stretcher carried by two servants.
Persephone squirmed out of the demons grasp and ran to Hades side, collapsing as she did so. He lifted her chin to place a soft kiss on her lips. "Don't try to move. We got hit by one of Zeus' lightning bolts and you're going to be weak for a few days."
Persephone gasped. "Zeus hit us?!"
Hades motioned for the young girl to come lie next to him on the stretcher. She did as she was told and laid her head on his chest. They continued moving.
"More like he hit me. But since I was holding you
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A party was in full swing in the underworld. There was a long dining table set up in and even longer hall, and all who worked for Hades were in attendance. There were the three fates, the sisters of fate who controlled the length of human lives, Charon, the ferryman of the underworld, who assisted the dead along the route of judgment, and Cerberus, the three headed guard dog who guarded the souls of the dead.
Cerberus was too big to fit in the hall, so he sat outside and they left the large bay windows open so he could be part of the excitement. Persephone fell in love with the dog as soon as she saw him. She sat and pet him most of the night, and Hades brought people for her to meet.
One of those people was Askalaphos, the gardener of Hades' pomegranate garden.
"There's a garden down here?" Persephone asked as her eyes lit up with wonder.
Askalaphos was a grey hedgehog with a massive scar along his brow. His tunic was black, unlike the other servants of Hades,