In some older versions of Persephone’s story, she was a young woman, not a young girl, and instead of accidentally wandering away, she had gone deliberately adventuring, when she fell, or was lured, or was kidnapped into Hell. Here Persephone’s adventurous spirit leads her into difficulty, instead of her being a passive victim of the wickedness of others. Her relationship with her mother gives her the courage to explore her world, and when events take a bad turn, their relationship gives her the strength to survive.
In a still older version, Persephone heard the despairing cries of the dead and chose freely to go into the Underworld to comfort them. Hades does not appear at all, in this version. Here Persephone’s descent to hell illustrates inclusiveness for every being, whether in the Underworld or in our present one, and shows that mercy is integral to her nature.
In the most ancient layer of myth, Persephone’s name means “She Who Destroys The Light.” She was the powerful Goddess of the Underworld long before anyone knew of Hades. Like the Indian Kali, the Irish Morrigan, and the Sumerian Ereshkegal, she was the Goddess of Death.
Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how Zuko accidentally spoke against his father and begged for forgiveness, on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got half his face burned off and banished from his home
Then Zuko betrayed his uncle and everything Iroh had ever taught him, begged for forgiveness on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got a hug and complete forgiveness and unconditional love
jenna coleman as clara oswald in robot in sherwood
if you ever think your fandom’s messed up, just think some people in the ouat fandom are upset that the main character didn’t let an innocent woman be killed because it gets in the way of the killer’s happiness
Also, if you ever think your fandom’s messed up, just think that some people in the OUAT fandom cheered when a character died because now there was no obstacle impeding their ship. Never mind the fact that said character’s death meant a child would never get to spend time with his father. Never mind the fact that said character died before he could even see his son. Never mind the fact that said character’s son did not even remember him at the time of his death. Never mind the fact that said character never got to spend time with the father who dedicated his entire life to find him. WHO CARES ABOUT FAMILY RIGHT?!?
Getting emotional about headcanons and AUs like
Better get my shit packed for Hogwarts the train leaves tomorrow