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Reblog: “In Defense of Hades: A closer look at the abduction of Persephone”

November 18, 2014

This is a wonderful post that puts many things in perspective.  I’ve known this for a while but never seen it explained so well.  I’ve always had a warm place in my heart for Hades.  It is so well done that I had a hard time picking out just one quote…so I’ll grab the beginning and encourage to head over and read the rest.

Hades gets a bad rap. It always comes home this time of year when the story of “The Rape of Persephone” starts getting tossed around as it’s a seasonal favorite. It’s really a very cool story, but the way it’s often told nowadays is simply unfair to Hades. And worse, these short-sighted retellings often gloss over the cultural and spiritual insights hidden in plain sight in this really fascinating story.  More

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  1. tempewytch permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:29 AM

    As you say a very well written explanation (although I still like your missing persons one!)

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  2. November 20, 2014 11:18 AM

    Very nicely written. Where can I find the missing persons explanation?

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