History Heartwarming / ClassicalMythology

26th Feb '17 9:22:25 AM akanesarumara
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*** For his part, Hades actually allowing him to take them from the Underworld, one of the biggest taboos he knows. In a mixture with funny, when Hades asks for Dionysus to leave his "best beloved" behind as price, Dionysus leaves his thyrsus or makes a grapevine grow, and ''Hades deems it adequate payment''.
5th Feb '17 11:40:27 PM ThestralDawn
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** Most versions of the myth shows that Hades actually went to Zeus and asks him for permission to marry Persephone. So Hades actually went through genuine legal means to marry her, as oppose to the standard "I am a god so I can just rape you" that most Jerkass gods do.
** In several versions of the myth, including a few hyms, Hades also apologizes for having kidnapped Persephone and hopes that she can forgive him for that. Unlike his little brother Zeus, Hades actually feels bad about his more questionable actions.
*** Several versions also point out that when Zeus sends Hermes to Hades with the message "Sorry but Demeter is making the Earth barren till she gets Persephone back so you have to return her", he is actually willing to do so (because Persephone insists as well), that is until they find out that Persephone cannot leave ''for good'' because she ate a bit of a pomegranate from the Underworld meaning she now belongs there as well, and is happy with the compromise of spending a part of the year with her and letting her spend the rest wherever she wants with her mother.

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** Most versions of the myth shows that Hades actually went to Zeus and asks him for permission to marry Persephone. So Hades actually went through genuine legal means to marry her, as oppose to the standard "I am a god so I can just rape you" that most Jerkass gods do. \n Although, this is somewhat negated in the versions in which he is basically asking Zeus for permission to kidnap and rape her.
** In several versions of the myth, including a few hyms, hymns, Hades also apologizes for having kidnapped Persephone and hopes that she can forgive him for that. Unlike his little brother Zeus, Hades actually feels bad about his more questionable actions.
*** Several versions also point out that when Zeus sends Hermes to Hades with the message "Sorry but Demeter is making the Earth barren till she gets Persephone back so you have to return her", he is actually willing to do so (because Persephone insists as well), that is until they find out that Persephone cannot leave ''for good'' because she ate a bit of a pomegranate from the Underworld meaning she now belongs there as well, well (although, Hades tricks her into it in some versions, knowing that he'd be forced to return her), and is happy with the compromise of spending a part of the year with her and letting her spend the rest wherever she wants with her mother.
10th Jan '17 9:54:15 PM akanesarumara
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*** Several versions also point out that when Zeus sends Hermes to Hades with the message "Sorry but Demeter is making the Earth barren till she gets Persephone back so you have to return her", he is actually willing to do so (because Persephone insists as well), that is until they find out that Persephone cannot leave ''for good'' because she ate a bit of a pomegranate from the Underworld meaning she now belongs there as well, and is happy with the compromise of spending a part of the year with her and letting her spend the rest wherever she wants with her mother.
27th Dec '16 10:40:25 PM Nylsa
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** At least some versions say that the reason Zeus and Hermes were in that village was specifically because Zeus was pondering obliterating mankind and wanted to see firsthand if he should. After the first few houses rejected them, Zeus was somewhat understandably seething, but Hermes managed to convince him to give it another try in the hopes of finding a decent family. Repeat, Zeus, nigh-almighty king of the gods with the HairTriggerTemper and BoltOfDivineRetribution, ''listened to his son instead of getting even angrier''.
* [[PregnantBadass Psyche]], after enduring all manner of trials to gain back her husband, Eros, not only wins over Aphrodite's tasks, but is taken to Olympus to live with Eros forever, and their daughter is named Delight. Even more so, Zeus... y'know, ''frickin' Zeus'', actually get involved in doing this by approving the immortality of Psyche and then personally tells Aphrodite to cut this whole crap at once on the request of Eros.

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** At least some versions say that the reason Zeus and Hermes were in that village was specifically because Zeus was pondering obliterating mankind and wanted to see firsthand if he should. After the first few houses rejected them, Zeus was somewhat understandably seething, but Hermes managed to convince him to give it another try in the hopes of finding a decent family. Repeat, Repeat: Zeus, nigh-almighty king of the gods with the HairTriggerTemper and BoltOfDivineRetribution, ''listened to his son instead of getting even angrier''.
* [[PregnantBadass Psyche]], after enduring all manner of trials to gain back her husband, Eros, not only wins over Aphrodite's tasks, but is taken to Olympus to live with Eros forever, and their daughter is named Delight. Even more so, Zeus... y'know, ''frickin' Zeus'', actually get gets involved in doing this by approving of the immortality of Psyche and then personally tells telling Aphrodite to cut this whole crap at once on the request of Eros.



** Most versions of the myth, had it that Hades actually went to Zeus and ask him for permission to marry Persephone. So Hades actually went through genuine legal means to marry her, as oppose to the standard "I am a god so I can just rape you" that most Jerkass gods do.
** In several versions of the myth, including a few hyms, Hades also apologizes for having kidnapped her and hopes that Persephone can forgive him for that. Unlike his little brother Zeus, Hades actually feels bad about his more questionable actions.
* Poseidon and Nerites mutually falling in love and [[HomosexualReproduction conceiving the God of Reciprocated Love, Anteros]] with their union. Too bad Helios had to [[BalefulPolymorph get in the way]].
* While far from perfect, Perseus was among the closest to a NiceGuy among the usually {{pride}}ful heroes and semi-gods. He went "Medusa hunting" not for glory or wealth, but to save [[MommasBoy his beloved mother Danae]] from her StalkerWithACrush who ''happened'' to be the king of the island they lived in. After he punished said stalker via petrifying him as well as his court, instead of taking the throne for himself, he gave it to the fisherman who helped him and his mom -- who happened to be the rightful king, dethroned by his brother aka the evil king.
** Also, along the way home from Medusa-hunting, he saw Andromeda being bound to a rock and nearly killed by Poseidon's sea monster. He saves her not because he wants to bang that hottie, but because it's the right thing to do, even if he has to delay the Medusa head delivery. It's no wonder they become one of the rarest examples of HappilyMarried within the mythology.
** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute lets out a mournful scream]] and her other sister Stheno [[BigSisterInstinct furiously tried to attack Perseus as he fled]]. The gorgons may have been monsters, but they were still sisters.
* Heracles freeing Prometheus from the rock and killing the bird that eats his liver.
* One for Hephaestus- one of the goddesses who rescued Hephaestus was Eurynome, who mothered the three Graces (Charites). One of the Graces, Aglaia, became his future wife.

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** Most versions of the myth, had it myth shows that Hades actually went to Zeus and ask asks him for permission to marry Persephone. So Hades actually went through genuine legal means to marry her, as oppose to the standard "I am a god so I can just rape you" that most Jerkass gods do.
** In several versions of the myth, including a few hyms, Hades also apologizes for having kidnapped her Persephone and hopes that Persephone she can forgive him for that. Unlike his little brother Zeus, Hades actually feels bad about his more questionable actions.
* Poseidon and Nerites mutually falling in love and [[HomosexualReproduction conceiving the God of Reciprocated Love, Anteros]] Anteros]], with their union. Too bad Helios had to [[BalefulPolymorph get in the way]].
* While far from perfect, Perseus was among the closest to a NiceGuy among the usually {{pride}}ful heroes and semi-gods. He went "Medusa hunting" not for glory or wealth, but to save [[MommasBoy his beloved mother Danae]] from her StalkerWithACrush StalkerWithACrush, who ''happened'' to be the king of the island they lived in. on. After he Perseus punished said stalker via petrifying him as well as his court, instead of taking the throne for himself, he gave it to the fisherman who helped him and his mom -- who happened to be the rightful king, dethroned by his brother aka the evil king.
** Also, along the way home from Medusa-hunting, he saw Andromeda being bound to a rock and nearly to be killed by Poseidon's sea monster. He saves her not because he wants to bang that hottie, but because it's the right thing to do, even if he has to delay the Medusa head delivery. It's no wonder they become one of the rarest examples of HappilyMarried within the mythology.
** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute lets out a mournful scream]] and her other sister Stheno [[BigSisterInstinct furiously tried tries to attack Perseus as he fled]]. The gorgons Gorgons may have been monsters, but they were still sisters.
* Heracles freeing Prometheus from the rock and killing the bird that eats was eating his liver.
* One for Hephaestus- one of the goddesses who rescued Hephaestus was Eurynome, who mothered the three Graces (Charites). One of the Graces, Aglaia, became would become his future wife.
27th Dec '16 10:32:34 PM Nylsa
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* Psyche, after enduring all manner of trials (while pregnant) to gain back her husband, Eros, not only wins over Aphrodite's tasks, but is taken to Olympus to live with Eros forever, and their daughter is named Delight. Even more so, Zeus... y'know, ''frickin' Zeus'', actually get involved in doing this by approving the immortality of Psyche and then personally tells Aphrodite to cut this whole crap at once on the request of Eros.

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* Psyche, [[PregnantBadass Psyche]], after enduring all manner of trials (while pregnant) to gain back her husband, Eros, not only wins over Aphrodite's tasks, but is taken to Olympus to live with Eros forever, and their daughter is named Delight. Even more so, Zeus... y'know, ''frickin' Zeus'', actually get involved in doing this by approving the immortality of Psyche and then personally tells Aphrodite to cut this whole crap at once on the request of Eros.



* Galinthias. Faithful friend of Alcmene, Heracles' mother, when Hera got Eilithyia (goddess of childbirth) to delay Heracles' birth, Galinthias tricked her into stopping before Alcmene was driven mad by the pain. [[JerkassGods Gods being gods]], she was turned into a polecat, and then Hecate came along and adopted her as one of her animals. Sometimes even the Greek gods do random acts of kindness...

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* Galinthias. Faithful Galinthias was the faithful friend of Alcmene, Heracles' mother, when mother. When Hera got Eilithyia (goddess of childbirth) to delay Heracles' birth, Galinthias tricked her into stopping before Alcmene was driven mad by the pain. [[JerkassGods Gods being gods]], she was turned into a polecat, and then Hecate came along and adopted her as one of her animals. Sometimes even the Greek gods do random acts of kindness...



** After Ariadne was killed by Perseus, Dionysus descended to the Underworld to bring her and his mother, Semele, back from the dead and made them both immortal.



* After Ariadne was killed by Perseus, Dionysus descended to the Underworld to bring her and his mother, Semele, back from the dead and made them both immortal.
* While far from perfect, Perseus was among the closest to a NiceGuy among the usually {{pride}}ful heroes and semi-gods. He went "Medusa hunting" not for glory or wealth, but to save [[MommasBoy his beloved mother Danae]] from her StalkerWithACrush who ''happened'' to be the king of the island they lived in. And when he punished said stalker via petrifying him as well as his court, instead of taking the throne for himself, he gave it to the fisherman who helped him and his mom -- who happened to be the rightful king, dethroned by his brother aka the evil king.
** Also, along the way home from Medusa-hunting, he saw Andromeda being bound to a rock and nearly killed by Poseidon's sea monster. He just saves her not because he wants to bang that hottie, but because it's the right thing to do, even if he has to delay the Medusa head delivery. It's no wonder they become one of the rarest examples of HappilyMarried within the mythology.
** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute let out a mournful scream]] and her other sister Stheno [[BigSisterInstinct furiously tried to attack Perseus as he fled]]. The gorgons may have been monsters, but they were still sisters.

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* After Ariadne was killed by Perseus, Dionysus descended to the Underworld to bring her and his mother, Semele, back from the dead and made them both immortal.
* While far from perfect, Perseus was among the closest to a NiceGuy among the usually {{pride}}ful heroes and semi-gods. He went "Medusa hunting" not for glory or wealth, but to save [[MommasBoy his beloved mother Danae]] from her StalkerWithACrush who ''happened'' to be the king of the island they lived in. And when After he punished said stalker via petrifying him as well as his court, instead of taking the throne for himself, he gave it to the fisherman who helped him and his mom -- who happened to be the rightful king, dethroned by his brother aka the evil king.
** Also, along the way home from Medusa-hunting, he saw Andromeda being bound to a rock and nearly killed by Poseidon's sea monster. He just saves her not because he wants to bang that hottie, but because it's the right thing to do, even if he has to delay the Medusa head delivery. It's no wonder they become one of the rarest examples of HappilyMarried within the mythology.
** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute let lets out a mournful scream]] and her other sister Stheno [[BigSisterInstinct furiously tried to attack Perseus as he fled]]. The gorgons may have been monsters, but they were still sisters.



* One for Hephaestus. One of the goddesses who rescued Hephaestus was Eurynome, who mothered the three Graces(Charites), one of them being Aglaia became his future wife.

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* One for Hephaestus. One Hephaestus- one of the goddesses who rescued Hephaestus was Eurynome, who mothered the three Graces(Charites), one Graces (Charites). One of them being Aglaia the Graces, Aglaia, became his future wife.
23rd Oct '16 10:21:04 AM akanesarumara
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** At least some versions say that the reason Zeus and Hermes were in that village was specifically because Zeus was pondering obliterating mankind and wanted to see firsthand if he should. After the first few houses rejected them, Zeus was somewhat understandably seething, but Hermes managed to convince him to give it another try in the hopes of finding a decent family. Repeat, Zeus, nigh-almighty king of the gods with the HairTriggerTemper and BoltOfDivineRetribution, ''listened to his son instead of getting even angrier''.
4th Sep '16 11:00:04 AM CJCroen1393
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** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute let out a mournful scream]]. Just because the gorgons were monsters didn't mean they weren't sisters.

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** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute let out a mournful scream]]. Just because the scream]] and her other sister Stheno [[BigSisterInstinct furiously tried to attack Perseus as he fled]]. The gorgons may have been monsters, but they were monsters didn't mean they weren't still sisters.
4th Sep '16 10:51:37 AM CJCroen1393
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** On the flipside, when Medusa was slain, her sister Euryale [[CryCute let out a mournful scream]]. Just because the gorgons were monsters didn't mean they weren't sisters.
22nd Oct '15 10:44:51 PM triton
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**In several versions of the myth, including a few hyms, Hades also apologizes for having kidnapped her and hopes that Persephone can forgive him for that. Unlike his little brother Zeus, Hades actually feels bad about his more questionable actions.
22nd Oct '15 7:42:23 PM triton
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* Many versions of Hades and Persephone's story. In particular, there's the fact that Hades was probably the only Olympian who has never, ''ever'' cheated on his wife; the one time he came close to it, it was because ''the girl'' was trying to seduce ''him!'' [[ClingyJealousGirl And then Persephone came...]]
** A few versions of the myth, had it that Hades actually went to Zeus and ask him for permission to marry Persephone. So Hades actually went through genuine legal means to marry her, as oppose to the standard "I am a god so I can just rape you" that most Jerkass gods do.

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* Many versions of Hades and Persephone's story. In particular, there's the fact that Hades was probably the only Olympian who has never, ''ever'' cheated on his wife; the one time he came close to it, it was because ''the girl'' was trying to seduce ''him!'' [[ClingyJealousGirl [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend And then Persephone came...]]
** A few Most versions of the myth, had it that Hades actually went to Zeus and ask him for permission to marry Persephone. So Hades actually went through genuine legal means to marry her, as oppose to the standard "I am a god so I can just rape you" that most Jerkass gods do.
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