Mythological Couples: Hades and PersephoneWere his eyes playing tricks on him? What was Hades doing in his palace?
“Long time no see, dear brother.” Zeus greeted him. “What brings you here?”
“It’s been quite long, yes.” Hades agreed. “Listen, I’ve wanted to talk to you about something.”
“I am all ears then.” Zeus replied, his curiosity peaked. Whatever the matter, it must be quite important, if Hades was willing to leave his palace.
“I want to marry Persephone.” Hades responded straightforwardly.
He had forgotten his brother was not a man of many words.
“Persephone?” Zeus asked incredulously.
Hades nodded. “I’ve run into her a couple of weeks ago, and I have been unable to stop thinking about her ever since!”
Zeus couldn’t help but smile at his words.
“I don’t see how this is a laughing matter.” Hades responded indignantly.
“I am sorry.” Zeus said. “You’
Mythology with a Twist: Meleager and Atalanta“I can’t believe you’ve allowed a woman to join our hunt! People are already talking behind your back.” Plexippus said.
“She’s very skilled.” Meleager answered calmly. “You’ve seen her in action.”
“That does not change the fact that she is a woman!” His uncle responded. “She has no place here!”
“I can’t ask her to leave! She was one of the first people to answer my call for help!”
“Who would want a woman on their team?” His uncle pressed. “And if they did, it certainly wouldn’t be because of her skills!”
Meleager felt his blood beginning to boil. He was head of this mission, he would not stand being told what to do.
The boar that Artemis had sent against Calydon was wreaking havoc on his father’s kingdom, so he’d do anything in his power to stop it.
All good hunters were more than welcome; what if one of them happened to be a woman?
Mythology with a Twist: Perseus and AndromedaPerseus could not wait to get home and shove Medusa’s head into the King’s face; that would teach him a lesson for thinking him as weak!
Admittedly, he could have never done it on his own; hadn’t it been for Athena, he’d still be trying to figure a way to get to Medusa’s cave.
Not only she had instructed him on how to get to Medusa and kill her, but she had equipped him with all these extraordinary weapons too.
Athena herself had offered him her shield; Hades had provided a helm that turned him invisible at will; Hermes had given him winged sandals. Not to mention he had killed Medusa using Zeus’s sword; how many mortals could claim the same?
The desperate pleas for help coming from somewhere below him, brought him out of his reverie.
He stopped midair and took a good look around; he spotted a girl chained to a rock mid-ocean and some sort of sea monster swimming in circles around the small rock-island she was chained o