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Webcomic: M Yth
MYth is a webcomic (later self-published) series by Zelda C. Wang. MYth is a collection of original short stories inspired by the Greek mythology.

The first story, MYth: My Seasons, tells the story of the rape of Persephone as a love story. Instead of raping her against her will, Persephone stays with Hades because she wants to and when asked to return to surface, she willingly eats the pomegranate's seeds to be able to be with him at least half the year.

The second one, MYth: Eternal Gift, talks about Poseidon and how he found love. And no, it's not Medusa but his actual wife, Amphitrite.

The third and longest one so far, MYth: A Promise, a three volumes long story that narrates the myth about Zeus and his destined fight against his father Cronus, who has being ruling the world with an iron fist. In this story, we found out why the three Olympian brothers' relationship, once so loving, became so strained and we met Zeus's first love, Metis.

The fourth story and the shortest so far, MYth: Sunny focus on Apollo and a girl who still believes in him.

The fifth story, MYth: Will is about how Hera, Zeus's big sister, has to deal with Zeus, who can't stop thinking about Metis.

A sixth story, MYth: Distillation, has been annouced. It will deal with Athena's birth.

You can read or buy the comic here.

Not to be confused with the game Myth.

MYth shows examples of the following tropes:

  • Affectionate Nick Name: Zeus calls Poseidon "Po".
  • Adaptation Expansion: Eternal Gift tells more about Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite's relationship than the myths. This applies to the series in general. Each story tends to tends to add more to the original myth or be a new take on it completely.
  • Anime Hair: Helios has hair that resembles flames. He's the embodiment of the sun.
  • Ascended Extra: Metis, Bia, Zelus and Kratos get a lot of spotlight in A Promise in comparison with the original myth.
  • Back from the Dead: Poseida.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Delphin, Poseidon's assistant who's always worried about how Poseidon puts the paperwork aside. Hermes too to a lesser degree.
  • Bi the Way: Apollo has a love for cute boys but he and Artemis have a lot of subtext and in Sunny he have a crush on a girl, enough to stalk her in the epilogue.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: In Will, Hera has been infatuated with Zeus since he kiss her in A Promise, but Zeus has been with a lot of other bride aspirants and he keeps her away; of course this drives her crazy with jealousy. Actually Zeus wants to protect her from himself.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Thanatos is always seen with a blindfold over his eyes. He's able to see just fine.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Hades and Demeter, later replaced by Persephone.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Of course. Hera is as much of a Clingy Jealous Girl as in the original myths, Hades and Demeter were in love before Persephone entered his life and Apollo and Artemis have a lot of subtext.
  • Butt Monkey: In much of the side material, the author seems to take delight in torturing Apollo.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: A spring goddess faces her doom when she has a child, since she passes down her powers to her child and then returns to Gaia shortly after giving birth. Demeter suffers this after giving birth to Persephone.
    • Averted in Persephone's case according the Irresponsible omake, because her father is the king of the universe.
  • Classical Mythology
  • Cue the Sun: In A Promise, Eos's return to help Helios rising the sun just as Zeus is about to face his father in combat shows that hope is returning to the world.
  • Curse: In A Promise, Gaia told to Zeus that he'll never know true love. Considering that he loses his first (and probably true) love Metis and will cheat on Hera a lot, she may be right. Will revealed that Gaia curse him to see Metis in every woman he sees and with that, his lust burns up, but when getting back to his senses, he'll feel as empty and lonely as ever.
  • Dishing Out Dirt Poseidon develops powers over earthquakes, something many other adaptations have omitted. Zelda really loved her Greek mythology.
  • Distressed Damsel: Poseida in Eternal Gift and Nike and Eos in A Promise. The Olympians thought Persephone was one when she was with Hades, although that may have been a ruse on Zeus' part.
  • Driven to Suicide: Poor Poseida.
  • Elemental Hair: The Olympian siblings. Hades has black hair to parallel his power over the dark flames, Zeus has golden locks like his mother and he represents light, Poseidon has light blue hair like the water, Hestia has flaming red hair and she's the goddess of hearth, Hera has dark brown hair to show that she's more down to earth and Demeter has flaxseed colored hair as the goddess of harvest.
  • Expy: Hades is practically Uchiha Itachi.
  • Foregone Conclusion: If you know about the myth, you know that in A Promise, Metis will be swallowed by Zeus. What differs are the reasons and circumstances.
  • Full-Name Basis: Pretty much all of Zeus's offspring.
  • The Gadfly: Hestia knows and loves to push all her siblings' Berserk Buttons mostly because it amuse her.
  • Hot Gods: The gods naturally are stunning. Even Hephaestus, who's considered ugly.
  • The Lost Lenore: Metis at the end of A Promise. Will deconstructs it. See Curse above.
  • Love Freak: Aphrodite. Ironically, Eros is more down to earth than her.
  • Morality Chain: Hera is kinda of one for Zeus. She's the only one who truly loves Zeus and mostly accepted to be his wife so Zeus could focus his curse on her.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Gaia is the only shown protogeneia and she calls herself the mother of every living creature, because she is.
  • The Night That Never Ends: Cronus's reign was surrounded by night because he kidnapped Eos (dawn) to stop Helios's (sun) rising.
  • Punny Name: The "MY" in "M Yth" is, according to Zelda, a way to show that this series is her interpretation of the Greek mythology.
  • Rape as Drama: Being Zeus, this is not surprise. The surprise is that the victim was Demeter in an attempt to hurt Hades.
    • Possibly averted if Irresponsible is deemed canon. In which case, the entire thing was a lie intended to actually ensure Hades' happiness while still allowing both to keep their promises of hate one another.
  • Really Gets Around: Zeus, of course. Played for Drama. Because of Gaia's "prank" on him and Metis, he sees an illusion of Metis in every woman and his lust gets out of control. Knowing this, he kept his sisters away to avoid hurt them.
  • Running Gag: In memes the artist does for fun, Hermes always ends as the only option for "Which one of this X would marry?". Amusingly, the artist never picks the options on purpose and the results are pure chance.
    Hermes: Looks like I'm the only one available again~
  • Sibling Rivalry: Zeus and Hades. Subverted thanks to A Promise which reveals that it's an act on both their parts. Though Zeus needed Athena to make him realize Hades' reasons.
  • Sirens Are Mermaids: Subverted. Amphitrite is pretty much a mermaid (and in side art, she's drawed with a fish tail, to boot) but she's actually deaf tone and a horrible singer. Even the Muses' instructor, Apollo, couldn't help her and he had to made up the whole "you sing better underwater" to avoid her singing disturb land and Olympus. But now, the underwater realm have to suffer her.
  • Spirit Advisor: In the vein of the original myth Zeus was forced to swallow Metis' soul by Hades at Metis' request. She knew she'd have to sacrifice to protect Nike but wanted her conscious to be assimilated with her beloved Zeus' to be forever with him and guide him in his life as ruler of gods.
  • The Stoic: Athena barely shows emotion because she considers it unnecessary.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Athena looks a lot like Metis.
  • Their First Time: Zeus and Metis' in A Promise and Zeus and Hera in Will.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Artemis and Persephone. Also Athena and Aphrodite.
  • Tsundere: Hera in Will.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Zeus. He uses this to change into a bird to get Hera invite him into her room...
  • Winged Humanoid: Bia, Zelus, Kratos, Nike and Eos.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In Eternal Gift, Poseidon's grief over Poseida's death causes massive tsunamis for days until he doesn't give a shit anymore and the sea enters a death-like calmness.
  • You Called Me X, It Must Be Serious: Artemis only calls Zeus "father" when she's really pissed at him.
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