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So, yeah, if anyone hadn't figured it out yet, this was loosely based on the Orphic myth of Zagreus.

Orphic beliefs can be traced back to the 6th or at least 5th century BCE. The supreme god of Orphism was Dionysus, but the mythology surrounding him was a bit different from the Classical mythology that we are more familiar with. According to the followers of Orphism, Dionysus was first born as Zagreus, a son of Zeus and Persephone. Shortly after his birth the Titans tore Zagreus to pieces and devoured him, but Athena (according to one account) managed to save his heart and brought it to Zeus. Zeus killed the Titans with his thunderbolts and from their ashes mankind was created. Zeus later gave his lover Semele a magic potion made of Zagreus's heart so that Zagreus could be reborn.

I first got the idea to somehow use this myth in my comics back in 2010. I started thinking "what if Persephone was not a virgin when she met Hades?" Haven't seen that done too many times. I was also quite intrigued by this passage from the Roman epic poem Pharsalia by Lucanus: I’ll noise abroad the banquet that beneath the solid earth holds thee, thou maid of Enna; by what bond thou lov’st night’s king, by what mysterious stain infected, so that Ceres fears from hell to call her daughter. What horrible secrets could Persephone have that would make her own mother afraid of her? And so I got the idea of how I could use the myth of poor Zagreus. It seemed so crazy and unorthodox, though, so I wasn't sure if I would dare. But I discussed it with