Quietus: of Kore and Persephone Picture

"I have lived long enough, having seen one thing, that love hath an end;
Goddess and maiden and queen, be near me now and befriend.
Thou art more than the day or the morrow, the seasons that laugh or that weep;
For these give joy and sorrow; but thou, Proserpina, sleep.
Sweet is the treading of wine, and sweet the feet of the dove;
But a goodlier gift is thine than foam of the grapes or love.
Yea, is not even Apollo, with hair and harpstring of gold,
A bitter God to follow, a beautiful God to behold?
I am sick of singing: the bays burn deep and chafe: I am fain
To rest a little from praise and grievous pleasure and pain.
For the Gods we know not of, who give us our daily breath,
We know they are cruel as love or life, and lovely as death."


— Hymn to Proserpine, Algernon Charles Swinburne

More fanart for AngeLhearteD's Quietus. the story follows the abduction myth of Hades and Persephone but with Naruto characters. This piece has been sitting one my computer for a while, it is the first Quietus I've drawn and finished. I just was too lazy to finish it it and find a background. Either way it's supposed reveal Sakura her double function as chthonic and vegetation goddess.


Symbolism:
It's all pretty obvious but I will explain some stuff which inspired me, to sound cool, mind you.

Persephone
Persephone
Quietus: of Kore and Persephone
Persephone and Hades
Persephone Artemis Athena