Avengers Neo- Persephone Picture

This is a picture of a character from my Marvel/Power Rangers/TMNT fanfiction story world.

This is Persephone, the queen of Tartarus goddess of the goddess of spring and vegetation from ancient Greek mythology, known to the Romans as Proserpina. Daughter of Demeter and Zeus, she was abducted by the God of the Underworld Pluto, and made his queen. This upset her mother Demeter, the goddess of nature, who refused to let anything grow in her despair and desperation to find her daughter. Eventually, Pluto was forced to return Persephone, due to pressure from the other gods, but due to partaking in food of the underworld, the seeds of a pomegranate, she was bound to spend a part of the year in the Underworld with Pluto, and was allowed to spend the rest of the year with her mother on Earth. When Persephone is on earth, plants flourish and grow, but when she is in the underworld, plants wither and die, or so the myth goes.
Persephone made the best out of her time in Underworld, and became the patron of many lost souls, and became a companion of Hecate, a Goddess of magic who also resided in the Underworld. While Pluto resides over the underworld as a whole, Persephone often aided those souls who had earned their right to enter the paradise known as Elysium.

When worship of the Roman Gods faltered, Persephone retreated like the other Olympians, awakening only when the Corona Aurora was completed. During those years, she spent them in the Underworld, mostly confined to Elysium. When the Underworld began to be corrupted by demons from neighbouring hell realms, Pluto slowly became corrupt, and began to plot against his fellow Olympians when he awakened. Persephone feared her husband's new ambitions, and fled from the Underworld, rejoining the Greek Gods on Olympus, fearful of her now mad husband's ambition. She often aided the Avengers when they were facing against Hades, granting them passage through the Underworld that Pluto otherwise had mastery over. When Zeus was put on trial by Pluto, Persephone used her influence in the Underworld to bring Hercules into the Underworld to help defend her father.

Persephone possesses all the standard powers of an Olympian, being immortal and physically very strong. She has power over plant life, and can cause instant growth in plants, or manipulate their movements. She has some small power over the dead, able to influince dead spirits to do her bidding, but cannot conjure the dead en mass like Pluto can. She apparently is aware of paths out of the Underworld that even Pluto is unaware of.
I drew her here in both a revealing outfit and more modest robes.
I made this picture from Dolls I found here www.angelfire.com/on3/lilyshan… by the artist Lilly and it is used with permission.
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