Destroyer of Light 8 Picture

This is just a story that Persephone makes up to scare poor Philemon. She likes to play with the thought that she in an earlier existence was a powerful Underworld goddess. No one is known to have ruled the Underworld before Hades, but there are a few stories that suggest that maybe...
And of course this is a little reference to the theories suggesting that Persephone once was the powerful and independent ruler of the Underworld and a much older deity than both Hades and Demeter.

The etymology for Persephone is very uncertain. The existence of so many different forms of the name have led some scholars to believe that the name has a pre-Greek origin and that the Greeks had some difficulties to pronounce it. That it should mean "Destroyer of Light" or something like that is only a suggestion among others. An alternative interpretation is that the first part of her name should be "p(h)erso" rather than "p(h)erse", which give a quite different meaning that has something to do with sheaves and treshing (if I understood it correctly).

... And she is supposed to sweep her hand over her face in the third panel, reminding of when you close a dead person's eyes. It was the best gesture I could think of her to do.
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