Quietus: Queen of the Dead Picture

"But he on his part secretly gave her sweet pomegranate seed to eat, taking care for himself that she might not remain continually with grave, dark-robed Demeter... but if you have tasted food, you must go back again beneath the secret places of the earth, there to dwell a third part of the seasons every year: yet for the two parts you shall be with me and the other deathless gods."

— Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Naruto fanart inspired and dedicated to AngeLhearteD's story Quietus, which in my humble opinion is pure awesomeness. It's modern take on abduction myth and combines Naruto's characters with ancient greek mythology. The classical mythological subject of the Rape of Persephone to be exact with Sasuke as Hades and Sakura as Persephone. I portrayed Sakura here as the queen of the death after she has eaten pomegranate seeds. Not sure if it will happen this way in AngeLhearteD's story. but it was fun to draw

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

~ The window and the light comes through it behind Sakura represents the world of the living to which she cannot return too.

~ I've always found it funny that people tend to forget that aside of being the Ruler of the Death Hades was also the god of noble metal and gemstones. Hence the reason why Saku wears golden jewelry here.

Art © mitsuki0tennyo
Quietus aka plot © AngeLhearteD
Naruto © by Masashi Kishimoto, Shueisha, Shōnen Jump, etc

Persephone - 1
Quietus: Queen of the Dead
Persephone - 2