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