Her Story Continues
Know Your Goddess
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Skills / Abilities
Immortality – Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections.
Babble-speak – Can communicate in all languages and dialects.
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Introduction written by L.L. Savage
You have heard my story retold countless times over the eons, new names, places and centuries but it is still my story. You might have dug deeper into the stories and myths and read more, or you might just know it in passing. But that only scratches the surface of who I am.
Who I really am is very complicated. I don’t fit into either niche they want to place me in. On one side I am the daughter of Demeter, that is always included when they tell my story, I am loved and doted on by momma, but protected and sheltered too. But not many stories tell you about my father, Zeus. Mighty king of the gods. things can be pretty awkward when he sends down his missives from the high chair on Olympus.
They called me Sweet and innocent growing from child to maiden,that’s a drawback to being so sheltered. I played in the meadows and nymphs were my best friends, as you mortals would say. What’s the new term? Squad Goals?
Anyways, thinking I was untouchable was my undoing, having no knowledge of the events that transpired around me was my downfall. I had not a care in the world until the ground opened beneath me and the next thing I knew I was in the dark of the Underworld. Men have always had that “if you want it, take it” mentality, it’s nothing new to this era.
So that’s how I found myself in the arms of Hades. God of the underworld, and Dear old dad’s brother. So, like I said, my life can be Complicated. Mother is also Hades sister, so double uncle as you mortals would call it. that is enough convoluted ties of a family tree. Things were strange back then, hard to explain to your modern sensibilities. I made my own mistakes too. I knew I shouldn’t eat the food of the Underworld, but I was so hungry. A few seeds wouldn’t hurt right?? Well I didn’t know if the wonderful deal Zeus and Hades had struck. I was hungry and sad, and the food was there.
Those few seeds were enough. Queen of the Underworld and Wife of Hades part of the year, Maiden of spring the other and in the world of sunlight the other.. At least Father was able enough to calm Mother down. You would not believe how hard it was for mortals when Momma was unhappy. .
But that’s who I was, the life so many centuries ago, almost lost to obscurity. Now, Father says it’s time for us to become relevant again. To make ourselves known in the world, to find a way to impact your mortal lives. Now i am going to reinvent myself. We have all been in hiding, our relevance whispers of scholars and historians. Before you ask, yes. I am still married to Hades, but our marriage is businesslike at best, At least we can be cordial when I see him again.
As for mother, I hope this new wave of organic, back to the earth sustainable lifestyle makes Demeter happy. I couldn’t help but smile thinking about the joy this new wave of earthy children had to be bringing Mother. Though they didn’t use her name, their gardens and backyard farming were their own rituals of praise to her and for her to be getting the recognition she deserves makes me proud to be her daughter.
And Zeus. Well, you have seen a lot of what he is up to already, no need for me to recap what you already know HE has a reputation that precedes him.
For me, it’s time to delve into this new world, find my new path and walk it. Find a way to use this new world to bring relevance to us and benefits to you. I can say that I am intrigued by everything I have seen! Could use more flowers and meadows, but snow is melting and spring is here. This is the time of new beginnings. New life.
But remember, mortal friends, my life is a cautionary tale. I saved you from the gory details but I am sure you can read between the lines. Be careful with your new endeavors before the world swallows you whole.
That gives me an idea for a new job, I will have to see what Zeus thinks of it.