Persephone- Cover Picture

(Sorry about the bad scan. The page kept buckling.)

This is a project for my mythology class. We were supposed to tell a Greek myth via some sort of art media, so I chose manga (this one is read from left to right).

I chose the rape of Persephone. For those who don't know the story, Aphrodite (Goddess of Love) made Hades (God of the Underworld) fall in love with Persephone. He kidnapped her and took her down to the Underworld. When Demeter (Goddess of Agriculture) found that her daughter was missing, she began weeping and neglected her duties while searching for Persephone, so all the crops died. Eventually, Zeus told Hades to let Persephone go, but because she had eaten some pomegranate seeds, she couldn't leave. She was, however, allowed to return for a few months every year.

The myth was meant to explain the changing seasons.

Phew! That was a lot of typing lol. I'll update the rest of the pages as I finish them.

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materials- mechanical pencil
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