The Queen Below

The Queen Below

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Brittany Smith By bitysmith Updated Feb 07

Persephone has been raised in Olympus all her life, her mother absent, her father a cruel king, with her siblings teaching her all they know. She has seen all of what the gods and goddesses do, their killing, their assaulting, the tricks they play on humans, and she is sick of it.
When she learns her safety is threatened by staying in Olympus, she takes the advice of a shrouded goddess and flees to the Underworld, the only place feared by the Olympians, to be taken in by the chthonic deities.
There she stays until she learns that her leaving Olympus causes the world to wilt, but leaving behind her newfound friends and Lady of the Underworld is something she will not do willingly, no matter the consequences.
A retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth, a story of fate, the struggle for power, and love found in the most unexpected places.

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sweetomegas sweetomegas Mar 24, 2017
Doesn't she become Persephone after marrying Hades? Or am I just confused
lavenderiink lavenderiink Nov 18, 2017
I love how you highlight how bad and vile the gods can be, I feel it's a theme that is too often overlooked. I really like the story already! I'm afraid I won't be able to read much and regularly, but I'll try my best! Good job!
rubypaladin rubypaladin Aug 22, 2017
your writing hits a sweet balance between straightforward and poetic, it's insanely satisfying
rubypaladin rubypaladin Aug 22, 2017
the theme you're going with here is a great take on the attitude of greek deities. i feel like a lot of the modern rewrites of myths brush over the grossness of the gods or glorify it. <3