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Page seven. She's adorable. She's confused. And she's dead.

This is a poor young girl who died during childbirth (a very common fate for a girl in ancient Greece. The average length of life was actually shorter for women than for men back then). She hasn't quite accepted her death, though. Most of the shades are drawn to the Underworld right after they've left their bodies, but some of them are too lost and confused and stay behind on the earth. This girl is one of them.

Hermes hasn't been appointed to the guide of the dead yet, by the way. He just came across her by mere chance and since he was going to the Underworld anyway, he enticed her to come along with him.
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