Hades and Persephone Picture

In Greek Mythology Hades, God of the underworld, falls in love with Persephone Goddess of agriculture. Her father Zeus agrees to allow Hades to marry Persephone without her or her mother Demeter's consent. Hades proceeded to take Persephone to the underworld and makes her his wife. In the grief of missing her daughter Demeter neglected her Godly duties (harvest) resulting in mortals suffering. When Demeter is eventually told the truth by Helios, the God of the sun who sees everything, she demands Zeus return Persephone from the Underworld. Seeing the suffering of the mortals Zeus has to agree. However Persephone is bound to the underworld and therefore must remain in the underworld for a period of the year.This time of the year is winter as Demeter is struck with grief again and there is no harvest.

A1 illustration/ portrait in fine liner of my interpretation of the mythology story for my final project at UCA. I have included significant symbols such as pomegranates, keys, skulls etc. as well as elements to represent life and death to match the contrasting themes/ characters.

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