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  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Zig zagged/varies on a case by case basis. Generally the gods are nicer than they were in the original myths, and certainly a lot less murdery. For example, Persephone doesn’t even rat Minthe out for sending her to Tartarus, let alone kill her. But then there’s Apollo, who is arguably the same, and Hestia, who is easily a lot more Holier Than Thou. See Blue-and-Orange Morality, and the gods’ adaptation tropes.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: They all have colorful skin tones.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Downplayed. There’s a bit of Politically Correct History in regards to their morals (Eros reacts with shock learning the Apollo assaulted Persephone), but they treat mortals flippantly. You have such sweethearts as Eros, Artemis, and Persephone committing massacres against humans, with only one of them being reprimanded for doing it, all because of the lack of a permit. Even Hades, one of the overall kindest characters in the pantheon, casually remarks to Persephone that mortals are "a dime a dozen."
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The comic relies heavily on color to distinguish characters and backgrounds.
  • Generation Xerox: Ouranos, Chronos, and Zeus; all cosmic rulers who overthrew their parents to claim the top position in Olympus. One image specifically illustrates their similar features. They also all did it through seducing fertility goddesses (Gaia, Rhea, and Metis) for their power, according to Demeter. And it looks like Apollo is on the path to join them.
  • Shapeshifter: They are capable of changing forms, although only a few of them (Zeus, Hera, Hades, Aphrodite) have shown this ability so far.
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    Hades 

Hades

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King of the Underworld, god of the dead and of wealth.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Even ignoring the kidnapping of Persephone, Hades in classic mythology was known as a dark, cold, unyielding figure with a wrathful temper towards anyone who crossed him and little interest in anything happening outside of his realm. He wasn't an evil god but he wasn't the affable figure shown in the comic either.
  • And I Must Scream: His father Kronos ate him alive when he was six and kept him in his stomach for thirteen years.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Whilst he is generally a nice person (despite most of Olympus being wary of him) he does have a scary side to him. He shows it in episode 49 when he confronts the reporter who took a picture of both Persephone and Hades walking at his house for a tabloid and his form changes from his usual suit clad self to a huge terrifying being.
  • Big Damn Kiss: After HUNDREDS of Cannot Spit It Out moments with Persephone, he finally tells her what he feels about her, immediately leading to a VERY passionate make-out. So good, the young goddess turns into a swarm of butterflies.
  • Color-Coded Emotions: Is the color blue and is usually melancholic.
  • Control Freak: Regularly micromanages his employees, keeping track of their internet usage to make sure they're no slacking off during work and harshly chastises Thanatos for coming in under his soul quota. To be fair on that last one, the pie chart Hades had prepared was showing that Hermes was doing three times the work of Thanatos in collecting souls, despite having other duties.
  • Covered with Scars: His body is seamed with scars, visible in scenes where he's shirtless. Chapter 133 confirms that they're from his father Kronos vindictively biting pieces out of him when Zeus rescued Hades from Kronos's stomach.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at throughout the first season through flashbacks, references, and his extensive scars. Hades eventually tells Persephone the full story in chapter 133, and it's a rough one: Kronos ate him alive when he was six years old. Hades stayed in his stomach for thirteen years, during which Kronos was the only person to talk to him. When Zeus finally freed him and Poseidon, Kronos bit pieces of him off, causing wounds that took years to heal and left him Covered in Scars. Due to the lengthy isolation, he struggled with speech for some time afterwards, and admits to Persephone that the trauma has never entirely gone away so much as he's simply learned to manage it.
  • Domestic Abuse: A victim of it. Thank Minthe for that.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: In-universe, he seems to have an unpopular reputation among many of the residents of Olympus thanks to his position, on top of being unfairly lumped in with his brothers regarding their public bad behavior. This plus his own social awkwardness means that, though he's able to get on well with those closest to him, overall he's rather isolated and something of an outcast. In Chapter 77, he states that Minthe is the best he could get at romance, since his job won't let him be with any nice women. Thankfully, Persephone seems to be proving that fear wrong.
  • Eye Color Change: See below. Also, when thinking about Persephone, his irises turn fuchsia.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: His romantic feelings for Hera started to develop when she took care of him while he was in a weakened state. He seems to be mostly over it in the present.
  • Foil: To Zeus, in tact. Zeus often has to intimidate people into obeying his commands, while Hades serves as a Reasonable Authority Figure. When dealing with a snarky pawnshop owner who took Persephone's comb, he keeps his cool and makes a respectful appeal to the shopowner to get it back.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Has 7 of them (including Cerberus) that he's frequently shown to treat well.
  • I Have Many Names: His business card lists a multitude of names and titles: ᾍδης, Aidoneus, Dark Zeus, Dis, Plouton, Pluto, King of the Underworld, God of the Dead, God of Wealth.
  • Lonely at the Top: As the King of the Underworld, his grim and dark but necessary job isolates him and he doesn't lead a very good social life, in comparison to his brothers.
  • Love at First Sight: What kicks off the entire story. He is absolutely smitten when he first sees Persephone. Though he later acknowledges that this reaction may have been largely superficial, his deep affection for her never wanes in the series.
  • Mr. Fanservice: As the webcomic has continued, the illustrators have began to show off Hades’ physique as often as possible, even in episode 145, where he doesn’t even have a line, it’s just a comedy bit about Persephone gleefully reacting to him getting out of the pool. Hades seems aware of his physique, judging from his embarrassment of accidentally showing his chest to Persephone in the Workout Fanservice scene referenced below.
  • The Problem with Fighting Death: Remarks to Persephone that he doesn't care if mortals don't actively worship him because they all eventually die and their shades enter his domain and serve him forever.
  • Pungeon Master: Man has a love of puns. A flashback shows him getting a critique on a speech and arguing that "the puns tie it together".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his eyes are glowing red, he is pissed.
  • The Reveal: He is infertile. This partly explains his stormy relationship with Minthe and his issues with accepting women into his life.
  • Workout Fanservice: While technically after the workout, Hades goes on a morning run and returns with a box of donuts for breakfast. Not noticing Persephone is in the room due to his earbuds playing loud music, he uses the front hem of his sweatshirt to wipe his brow, showing off his chiseled abs and pecs. He then notices her, and quickly pushes down his sweatshirt with blushing cheeks.

    Persephone 

Persephone

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Daughter of Demeter and the goddess of spring.
  • Academic Athlete: In episode 45, we learn that as well as Persephone being a 3-time chess and math champion that she was also a Junior and Olympian swimming champion.
  • Adaptational Nice Girl: In the myths, she turned Minthe into a mint plant just for flirting with Hades. Here, she admits that she's jealous of Minthe's relationship with Hades but chooses not to try and undermine them. Even after Minthe sends her to Tartarus out of jealousy, Persephone ignores the temptation to tell Hades and get Minthe fired. She does eventually turn Minthe into a mint plant, but only after finding out Minthe ousted Persephone and Demeter to Zeus and wouldn't have done it otherwise if she hadn't been pushed too far.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Persephone describes herself as having always grown up with an ominous "feeling". It interfered with her work, and causes her to lose control when she has an Act of Wrath.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Genuinely Nice Girl. One of the few gods genuinely sympathetic to mortals and their plight. Is capable of enough bloody, spurty murder that gives even other immortals pause.
  • Big Damn Kiss: After HUNDREDS of Cannot Spit It Out moments between herself and Hades, an intense argument is what makes him finally admit his true feelings for her, immediately leading to a VERY passionate make-out. So good, the young goddess turns into a swarm of butterflies.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Subverted. After Hades asks Persephone how she ended up in Tartarus, we see Persephone's inner turmoil as she imagines the pain and shame that Minthe would face if the truth came out, how it would tear her relationship with Hades apart—but she chooses to lie in order to protect Minthe, knowing that she doesn't want to be that catty and vindictive. Too bad Minthe doesn't return the favor.
  • The Cutie: Persephone fits this trope to a T, what with her easygoing nature, her kind spirit, and her gentle teasing of Hades.
  • Dark Secret: A flashback in chapter 63 hints at something very ominous in her past that caused mortals to go from calling her Kore ("Maiden") to Persephone ("Bringer of Death"). So far what exactly happened hasn't been shown, but Hermes apparently knows and was bribed by Demeter into fudging the records of just what sent a number of human souls to the Underworld.
    • What actually happened is gradually revealed throughout the story. At first we're lead to beleive that she went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge and murdered a number of innocent people when some people innocently picking flowers in a sacred garden leads to the deaths of Persephone's flower Nymph friends. It seems as though she even killed people who had nothing to do with it. This initial account later turns out to be a case of Unreliable Narrator. Hades knows for a fact that such a large number of people didn't suddenly die. Persephone did kill a number of mortals, but they had knowingly violated a pact with Demeter put in place to keep the flower Nymphs safe. They shoved Persephone to the ground after she was already at an emotional low point from an argument with her mother and seeing her friends die..
    • Chapter 132 further expands on this, revealing that while she did (in a fit of rage) kill the mortal that had pushed her to the ground and mocked her, the shock after realising her actions caused her to grow to massive size and made her powers go out of control. All other subsequent deaths came to pass as a consequence of the combination of these two factors, the panic which caught the mortals in the village as a result and Persephone trying to save the mortals, but being unable to control her powers and her strength in her new size, all whilst experiencing a massive Heroic BSoD.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: While Demeter is freaking out about Persephone being terrified of Zeus arresting her, her daughter is calmly sitting by Hades’ pool, sipping a drink and eagerly watching the very muscular death god get out of the pool in a tight, upper thigh length swim suit.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Kore-cob.
  • Flowers of Nature: An expression of her power as the goddess of spring. When her control over her power slips, a crown of flowers spontaneously blooms into being on her head.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She quickly wins over Cerberus, which Hades indicates is quite unusual. She's also shown playing with another of Hades' dogs in the background while Hades is on the phone with Zeus.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Seen in Episode 115.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Is heading down this path, growing out of her sweet nice girl persona as part of her future relationship as Hades's consort. It begins with a meeting with Apollo, and progresses into stealing his lyre.
    • Of course, she was like that earlier - she called on her mother to give Ares a much-deserved beating for deceiving her.
    • She blackmails Minthe into helping her with computers by showing her she has PROOF of Minthe sending her into Tartarus in Chapter 111. Notably she tells Minthe she would tell Hecate, not Hades.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: During a confrontation with Apollo in his car her eyes turned red before she completely lost her temper and let it rip on Apollo before Cerberus arrived as back up.
    • Has these for the final half of Episode 115.
  • The Ghost: Is missing at the start of the second season.
  • Hidden Depths: Putting aside being romantically compatible with Hades, in Episode 111, Persephone shows signs of having something of a Superpowered Evil Side. Said personality is red-eyed, more decadently dressed and shows little remorse over Persephone's desire for Hades or her acts of divine wrath.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Persephone has powerful nature abilities but has little conscious control over them andthis frequently has harsh consequences for her and others. Examples of this include when she accidental massacres a village , when her powers go out of control in the Underworld and she nearly puts herself into a coma from overexerting herself or when she turns Minthe into a plant out of anger and has no idea how to undo the curse.
  • I Have Many Names: Originally went by Kore before a wrathful and partially unintentional rage of destruction resulting in the deaths of many mortals brought about the change to her current name. The handmade business card she gives to Hades near the beginning of the comic still has the old name on it, and he occasionally refers to her as Kore throughout the development of their relationship. She also briefly went under the alias of Proserpina at a clinic.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Persephone has a Pin Up Girl style of looks and fashion, not helped by Eros having been the one to help her pick out her wardrobe, and doesn't understand why Artemis has issues with her changing in front of her childhood friend Hermes.
  • May–December Romance: Is shaping to have one with Hades, who is over two thousand years old.
  • Meaningful Rename: Was formerly called Kore, meaning "maiden"; after an unspecified incident, the mortals renamed her to Persephone, meaning "bringer of death". Later it is revealed what she did to earn the name: after her flower-nymph childhood friends are killed by careless mortals, she shifts into a blood rage and kills one; afterwards, she loses control of her powers and accidentally massacres dozens more.
  • My Beloved Smother: Has this sort of relationship with Demeter. While the two do love each other, Demeter is so overprotective that she's controlled almost every aspect of her daughter's life with little regard for how stifled Persephone feels. It's bad enough that Persephone has a nightmare of her mother locking her in a greenhouse with no doors in order to "keep her safe," and a big part of her development during the story involves figuring out what she wants from her life and finding the will to pursue it instead of going along with the life Demeter has planned for her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She killed an entire village of mortals for the crime of only a few meddling in the sacred fields and has no idea whether or not those who did the picking actually DID know the fields were sacred. We still haven't seen what happened after the slaughter, but it's implied that she feels incredibly guilty over it. She gives coins to the shades on the shore of Styx out of penance for her actions leading to unnecessary deaths and improper burials, forcing those shades to wander Styx's shores for a hundred years.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Persephone tends to get really touchy-feely with people due to her sheltered upbringing on earth. She's aware this isn't really normal on Olypmpus and that she's sending mixed signals with this, but can't tell what is and isn't going too far to reign it in.
  • Pin Up Girl: On a meta level, some of the poses and attire is reminiscent of the art style.
  • The Pollyanna: No matter what happens to her—whether she's brought to the Underworld against her knowledge, assaulted by a major god with power over her, led into Tartarus because of Minthe, or slut-shamed by Hestia when she's done nothing wrong—Persephone manages to stay kind and warm to those around her.
  • Power Incontinence: Seems to lose control of her powers whenever she's emotional.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: When her control over her goddess powers slips—for example if she's feeling stressed and vulnerable—one of the effects is that her hair grows out into long, flowing Rapunzel Hair. As a result, her hair length varies constantly over the course of the comic as it grows out and she cuts it back again.
  • Prehensile Hair: Uses her hair to steal Apollo's lyre.
  • Pretty Butterflies: Dissolved into a bunch of these after kissing Hades.
  • Rape as Drama: The day after she leaves the Underworld, Apollo takes advantage of her in her sleep and coerces her into sex. Her attempts to deal with the trauma - and how it impacts her sense of self and her relationships with those around her - become a central character arc for Persephone. Her fear and pain is so terrible that Hera can sense it, and she ends up blaming herself for what occurred. While she seems relatively okay the next morning, when she is forced to interact with Apollo later on she can barely stand it and has to leave the area.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Persephone gets genuinely angry, her eyes turn red, and she experiences power surges.
  • Red Is Violent: When Persephone is truly losing her temper, her usual color goes from pink/rose to deep red, her eyes go scarlet, and her flower crown turns into red vines. Tellingly, so far every instance has involved Apollo to some degree. Minthe also discovers that pissing off Persephone by putting her mother and her own life in jeopardy is a terrible idea.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her color scheme is pink, including her hair, and she's a very sweet-natured and kindhearted person.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her Weapon of Choice. Thematically appropriate and used to terrifying effect in Episode 115.
  • Something Else Also Rises: When she sees Hades' godly form accidentally, all the flowers/plants across the world grow and burst into bloom/harvest.
    • She turns to a swarm of butterflies after making out with him.
  • Teen Genius: She's 19 and got a 100 on Biochemistry Theory test and was shown to have won many awards in academic fields. She's also very good at chess.
  • Trauma Button: Flashing lights seem to have become one for her following Apollo assaulting her and taking photos of her while he did it, as Episode 54 shows.
  • Unstoppable Rage:Kills every mortal in a nearby village for picking/killing her flower nymph friends.

    Zeus 

Zeus

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King of Olympus, Hades' brother.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Most of Zeus' artwork depicts him as an older looking man with facial hair while here he's a much younger looking clean shaven man with long luxurious hair.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comic, Ares is shown to be the only Olympian Zeus is afraid of and the only one who can physically stand up to him. In classic mythology, Zeus frequently has to help Ares in even minor fights and he makes it clear that he considers his son the most pathetic of all the gods and that he would have killed him if it wasn't for his mother.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Ares.
  • Bad Boss: Zigzagged. He doesn't abuse his workers/workmates, but he doesn't always hear them and can get Locked Out of the Loop. When that happens, he has to throw his weight around to get people to follow his orders.
    • Eros considers that Zeus doesn't care about the mortals but just wants to feel important by interfering in their lives.
  • Berserk Button: Really hates it when Hera brings up his affair with Thetis.
  • The Bully: He can't stand it when someone doesn't show him the respect he thinks he deserves. It usually results in him dishing out Disproportionate Retribution, like when he burned down Demeter's crops for the crime of calling him out on his frequent cheating on Hera. When Persephone points out that he has no power in the Underworld in chapter 135, he flat-out threatens to subject her to A Fate Worse Than Death akin to Prometheus.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Possibly, Demeter believes Zeus eating Metis, whom she believed to be a fertility goddess, enhanced his powers enough to allow him to defeat Kronos and she fears he might do the same with Persephone.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Has a penchant for this, with Aphrodite and Hades both hesitating to get on his bad side.
    • When Demeter refused to help him hide one of his girlfriends, he summoned a massive lighting storm to devastate her forest home.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: After learning that Demeter had been hiding information about Persephone from him, he becomes much more aware of and bitter about the lack of respect shown towards him by the other gods and those even lower on the pecking order.
    • Thrown back in his face in chapter 136 when Hera points out he doesn't respect any of the individuals involved in the above incident either, despite Demeter fighting in the war that put him on the throne and Hades being his actual brother.
  • Entitled to Have You: To Hera. Apparently he made Hades god of the Underworld as payback for flirting with her. This attitude also extends to his family: His support of Hades and Persephone getting together is because he believes his brothers are also entitled to being with beautiful women—so long as they're not the women he himself has chosen.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's implied that part of the reason Hades got saddled with the Underworld is because of how close he was with Hera.
  • Hidden Depths: In a private moment with Hades, he admits to being ashamed of being a bad husband but he just can't stop sleeping with other females.
    • The second season opens with him, despite his facade about not caring about people, being truly wounded by the lack of respect his own family shows him.
  • History Repeats: Demeter believes that Zeus is walking the same path as his father and grandfather: A hero who becomes king of the gods but becomes corrupted in his attempts to hold on to power.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He was not happy with Hera and Hades being close, but cheats on her regularly.
    • Much like the father he overthrew, he swallowed Metis to gain the strength to usurp him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Upon hearing that Apollo likely raped Persephone, he immediately took Apollo's side and stated that if even if it was true, he didn't want to risk making Olympians look bad for the sake of a "b-grade goddess."
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Albeit in a somewhat more masculine way. Looks a lot like his father, Kronos, judging from Hades' nightmare in one comic.
  • Manchild: Outright called this by Hera and she's not wrong. He possesses zero emotional intelligence, is entitled as all hell because of his position and never really admits to his faults. When called out by others, he's quick to deflect and shift blame. It borders on Psychopathic Manchild, as the incident with Demeter shows he's not afraid to get violent and destructive if he doesn't get what he wants.
  • Never My Fault:
    • In the past, he tried to pin his affairs on Aphrodite and Eros, leading to Hera banning them from using their love powers on gods.
    • When Hera confronts him over the nude picture Thetis has mockingly sent her, he quickly and forcefully changes the subject to her slacking in her duties.
    • In chapter 135, when Hades calls him out on his extremely poor handling of Persephone's situation he immediately deflects and claims that Persephone is just using Hades.
  • No Respect Guy: While almost all Olympians fear him for his status and power, pretty much nobody actually respects him because of his immaturity. He starts to realize this in season 2, but in typical Zeus-fashion seeks the reason for it in everyone but himself.
  • Pops Looks Like A Brother: To his older children like Ares.
  • Purple Is Powerful: The King of the Gods is color-coded as purple. Interestingly, Hera is yellow, the direct contrast to his color.
  • Really Gets Around: Has this reputation.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He wants Hades and Persephone to get together, but he doesn't care about how they're mutually attracted to one another and would treat each other with love and respect. It's an extension of his sense of entitlement. Hades is Zeus's brother, a fellow king, and to him these facts mean that he should get a pretty young goddess for a wife. He even says that he wouldn't stop Hades if he resorted to kidnapping.
    • He also doesn't want Hades to marry Minthe, but it seems to be because he thinks Hades can do better and is unaware of Minthe's abusive behavior.
    • On paper, the idea of Zeus wanting to punish Persephone for going on a rampage and murdering a great many humans, including innocent ones completely uninvolved, over an innocent misunderstanding seems totally reasonable. However, if he'd take the time to calm down and analyze the situation, he'd realize that his star witness, Helios drastically embellished the story to make her look worse. Persephone didn't kill nearly as many people as Helios claimed. Hades would have instantly noticed something like that, and he says that no such mass killing took place. It also wasn't the result of a misunderstanding, but a group of humans directly defying a deal they had with Demeter getting Persephone's friends killed. She at first tried to peacefully get them to stop, and involuntarily went berzerk when they shoved her and ignored her. Eros even explicitly states that he's not mad that a bunch of innocent mortals were murdered. He's mad that it was done without his permission or involvement.
  • Shock and Awe: As befits his status as god of storms.
  • Shipper on Deck: Actually supports his brother's romantic interest in Persephone, though Hades is annoyed.
  • That's an Order!: Regularly pulls rank as King of Olympus to get his wife and brothers to do what he wants.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: His only siblings are Hades and Poseidon and his only publicly known children are Ares, Hephaestus, Athena and Hebe. Not so publicly known are Apollo and Artemis.

    Hera 

Hera

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Wife of Zeus, queen of Olympus, and the goddess of marriage.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Hera of classic mythology was vindictive and spiteful to a murderous extent, and the victims of her fury were more often than not the demigod children Zeus sired or their mothers, with the former obviously having no agency in their conception and the latter sometimes having fought against Zeus for fear of her wrath, but never Zeus. Here this is not the case, and she stands up against her husband's selfish ways.
  • Beauty Mark: Beneath her left eye.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: According to Ares, she's the angriest god in the pantheon, after Persephone.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Yellow, the complementary (opposite) color to her husband.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's a master of verbal judo. Especially against her husband.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She gets upset that when she starts getting texted mocking nudes pictures of Zeus from one of his nymph lovers, Thetis unbeknownst to her, and Zeus refuses to do anything about it.
  • The Empath: Her role as the goddess of women, marriage, and family gives her an empathic sense related to her domain. After Persephone's assault by Apollo, Hera immediately senses that someone is suffering; in a later scene, shaking hands with Persephone gives Hera an acute sense of Persephone's feelings of violation.
  • Fantastic Racism: Has a very low opinion of nymphs, likely because her husband is having an affair with one and she regularly sees how awful Minthe treats Hades.
  • Good Parents: Holds her daughter Hebe in her arms and brings Hades to the house to make her happy. She also has a very good relationship with her son, Ares. Her relationship with her other son Hephestus however, as in the original myths, isn't good.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She smokes with a cigarette holder when she’s stressed.
  • Irony: As goddess of marriage, her union with Zeus is rather stormy. Hades also brings up the fact that she couldn't get a good match for him.
  • Honey Trap: Was this during the war to weaken Kronos. It worked... but got her torn in two as a result.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • She turned a shady pawn shop owner into a duck for trying to lie Persephone's belongings online.
    • She turned Leto into Olympus's biggest social pariah after an unspecified falling out.
  • Lady Drunk: She loves her gin and tonic, and even gets offended when a waiter gives her tap water to drink.
  • The Matchmaker: As she is the goddess of marriage.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Just like many other gods, she could be mistaken for her older children's sister rather than mother.
  • Scars Are Forever: She has two scars around her stomach, remnants from when Kronos tore her in two during the war.
  • Secret Keeper: One of only two people who knows the truth about what Apollo did to Persephone.
  • Shipper on Deck: Reluctantly, for Hades and Persephone. She wants her old friend to be happy but doesn't approve of their age difference. She purposefully assigns Persephone an internship in the Underworld as a Secret Test of Character to prove his mettle.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Hades had a thing for her before Zeus married her. It's heavily implied that Hera reciprocated those feelings but was happy to see that Hades had "outgrown" her by pursuing his interest in Persephone.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In chapter 136 she finally gets fed up with Zeus' bratty attitude and tells him off for being such a poor ruler, husband and brother.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: From chapter 135 on her eye shadow is a mess, due to her not bothering to hide her grief anymore.

    Hebe 

Hebe

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Goddess of youth, the daughter of Zeus and Hera.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks like a little Hera, but she has the same eye color as her father.
  • The Bartender: As "Cupbearer for the Gods" in the original mythos, she serves ambrosia and nectar. Here, she makes Zeus and Hera's favorite drinks.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Hebe is the one to point out that Hera is taking her anger at Zeus out undeservedly on Hades, forcing Hera to wonder if her eight-year-old daughter has more emotional intelligence than she does.
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    Poseidon 

Poseidon

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The god of the sea and the sibling god to Zeus and Hades.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the original myths, he was ill tempered, greedy and just as much as a selfish philanderer as Zeus.
  • Berserk Button: Has a definite dislike for Odysseus.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He has the playboy tendencies of Zeus, but it's implied that he and his wife are in an open relationship so it's not cheating. He actually gives good advice at times, and there's no signs that he will pursue women without consent.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one running down his left eye.
  • Handsome Lech: Implied; he is happy to prowl about for women with Apollo (at Hades' request). But possibly downplayed, overlapping with Chivalrous Pervert, because—as described below—clearly he has standards for how to treat women.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Points out to Hades that emotional intimacy with another person who isn't your significant other can be just as damning as physical intimacy in between making pancakes in the shape of cats for brunch in episode 84. He also thinks some of Zeus' relationship advice is sketchy.
  • Surfer Dude: Has a definite laidback and carefree attitude.

    Amphitrite 
Poseidon's wife and queen.
  • Ambiguously Related: In the mythos, she is one of the fifty Nereids along with Thetis. They are implied to be acquainted but nothing is spelled out.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: A nymph who became a goddess when she married Poseidon.
  • Lookalike Lovers: Not only is she green like her husband Poseidon (the other couples in the story have contrasting colors) but she is as laidback and fun-seeking as he is.
  • Happily Married: While Poseidon does sleep around with mortals, unlike Zeus and Hera they seem to have agreed to have an open marriage and Poseidon is ok with Amphitrite sleeping with other men.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: First debuts at her own nightclub.

    Hecate 

Hecate

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Goddess of magic and witchcraft, and Hades' right-hand woman.
  • Asexual: A tweet by the creator calls her asexual and aromantic.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In episode 76 she comes just in time to stop Minthe’s abuse of Hades and the next episode starts off with with her suspending Minthe until further notice.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: She doesn't believe that fertility goddesses are real despite the fact that most other gods believe in their existence, despite the near infinite array of powers and abilities displayed by the gods and despite having seen Persephone's powers first hand.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Became pen pals with Persephone after spending some time with her studying poisonous plants in the mortal realm.
  • Only Sane Man: With Hades often falling victim to his emotions and the rest of the company too afraid to stand up to him, it often falls to Heacte to pull him back on track.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Her relationship with Hades.
  • Shipper on Deck: Her first reaction to the article is, understandably, bad. But once the misunderstanding is cleared, she is actually quite supportive.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Minthe storms in to confront Hades, Hecate's response?
    Hecate: Not my circus, not my monkeys! [vanishes]
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Is the one to point out the concerning May–December Romance nature of Hades' interest in Persephone, and the fact that the consequences will come down much more heavily on Persephone than they will on him—while yelling at the top of her lungs at him about how big an idiot he is.

    Artemis 

Artemis

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Goddess of the Hunt and Persephone's roommate.
  • Always Second Best: Though Artemis is a mighty goddess with impressive powers, she feels like she doesn't measure up to her twin-brother Apollo, who she believes outshines her in every way.
    Artemis: I'm silver-footed and glorious. But even so, I'll never be golden.
  • Cool Big Sis: Tries her best to be this for Persephone.
  • Colour-Coded Characters: Artemis is purple and is the same shade of purple as her twin brother Apollo.
  • Does Not Like Men: Downplayed. She immediately assumes that Hades is a creep, and has a (general) rule about not letting men in her house. She gets upset whenever Eros or Hermes comes over to her house unannounced. However, she still has male friends (including both of the above), and trusts Apollo much more than she should.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Seems to hold a grudge against Hades, who is by all accounts a good man with no moral problems. However, she does trust Apollo, who assaults Persephone in her sleep. Though in Apollo's case one can understand that as her twin brother Artemis has a blind spot for him.
    • She also thought Eros's love story was a bullshit farce and that he brought on his own tragedy.
  • Jerkass Realization: At the beginning of the second season, Artemis is forced to realize that she hasn't been as good a friend or roommate to Persephone as she'd thought. In particular, she's dismayed when both Hades and Eros tell her that Persephone hasn't been doing well, since Artemis was completely unaware that Persephone was struggling and just assumed everything was fine.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Granted, part of that is because of her being unobservant, a Horrible Judge of Character, and taking Persephone's Stepford smiling at face value, but she's the last person to know most of what's going on around her. She still has no clue of what truly went down between Persephone and Apollo because Persephone is still not ready to relieve her trauma with her, and Eros is loyally keeping the secret; she learned of Persephone's act of wrath from the news because Hermes would keep quiet; the last straw that makes her lose it is when she finally notices that even Hestia and Athena have been a couple all along and didn't bother telling her.
  • The Only Believer: After learning that Persephone loves Hades and that Hestia and Athena are in a relationship with each other, Artemis is angry and frustrated that she was the only member of the Eternal Maidenhood to actually commit to her vows.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She is the Goddess of the Hunt.
  • Super Speed: Is considered one of the fastest gods on Olympus.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Persephone asks her if she's even been in love she gets a stressed look on her face and says "No! Never!" and states again "Nope!" when Persephone presses the question, looking even more stressed.note 
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Her job as the goddess of the hunt is not a stereotypically feminine job and she has even been described as 'unladylike' by Hera. However, whenever she sees Persephone dressed up such as when she got ready for her job in the underworld she couldn't help but comment on how cute Persephone looked.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She's able to take the form of a deer to visit the human world incognito, an ability she uses in a flashback to get her first look at Persephone before they meet face-to-face.
  • Vow of Celibacy: Artemis is part of The Goddesses of Eternal Maidenhood, the same group that are funding Persephone's college scholarship, and due to this she has a house rule of men being banned from their house unless there are special circumstances.

    Demeter 

Demeter

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Goddess of Fertility and Persephone's mother.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Makes one of these to Hermes after he witnessed something related to Persephone. She paid him, of course, but also left no room to doubt what would happen to him if word ever got out.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In an extended flashback we see Zeus try to hide one of his mistresses with Demeter and her group. Demeter almost obliges, but then puts her foot down and tells Zeus to stop cheating on her friend, his wife. Zeus's response is to burn her crops in a divine rage.
    • She was on the receiving end shortly before Persephone's act of wrath, with Persephone calling her out on her controlling nature. Demeter responded by calling Persephone ungrateful and grounding her.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: She believes that fertility goddesses have unlimited power and are doomed to be targeted, seduced and used by god rulers in an endless cycle of usurping. She has on a tin hat in one scene during her explanation of this theory.
  • Control Freak: Hades has said that her organizing spring makes it look too neat and orderly.
  • Education Mama: A flashback shows her scolding Persephone for making a few errors on an assignment.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Her living on Earth means that she is unaware of Persephone's relationship with Hades and the various rumors surrounding them.
  • Mama Bear: Deconstructed. She's protective of Persephone to a stifling degree, to the point Persephone has nightmares about Demeter locking her away. She also for some reason never told her daughter she was a fertility goddess and kept her from developing her powers to their fullest extend. All of this contributed largely to Persephone's self-esteem issues and her lack of control over her powers. It's eventually revealed that her overprotective nature towards her daughter stems from her fear of Zeus or one of his sons taking advantage of her fertility-goddess powers.
    • The second she meets Apollo, she grabs his face and tells him to stay the fuck away from her daughter.
  • My Beloved Smother: Demeter is stiflingly overprotective of Persephone, raising her in near-isolation on Earth apart from the other gods and not even allowing her to take walks in the forest outside their village without being accompanied by flower nymphs. She seems to have deliberately kept Persephone ignorant of her own nature as a fertility goddess and is instead railroading her into joining The Goddesses of Eternal Maidenhood by insisting that Persephone accept a scholarship from the organization in order to attend college; even then, she only agreed to let Persephone live on Olympus (instead of commuting to her classes) after the as-yet-unknown event that caused humans to start calling her "the bringer of death" instead of "the maiden."
  • Never My Fault: While she undoubtedly means well, her overprotectiveness over Persephone causes more problems than it solves and she just seems unwilling to admit that. When Persephone called her out on her overbearing nature in the past, she merely dismissed it as her daughter being ungrateful and naive, without acknowledging that said naiveté was a direct result of her never letting Persephone live her own life and denying her the most basic freedoms.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: The goddess of nature and fertility is pushing her daughter to take a vow of eternal celibacy. It also seems like Persephone is also a fertility goddess like in classic mythology, but Demeter is trying to hide and suppress this trait for some reason, to the point that Persephone isn't even aware of it herself until Hades brings it up.
  • Parents as People: She truly loves Persephone and wants nothing more than for her to be safe and happy. However because of how dangerous life of a fertility goddess can be, she ended up going overboard and essentially made her a prisoner in her own home.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: She wields a farmer's pitchfork when she's mad, as befits a nature goddess.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Pays Hermes handsomely to forge the Underworld's records of soul intaking to cover up Persephone's act of wrath.
  • The Unseen: Throughout season 1. Residing in the mortal world rather than Olympus means she's far removed from the events of the story, and most of the gods would rather keep it that way. When she actually shows up in person in episode 116, it quickly becomes a crisis.
  • Troubled Abuser: Demeter's smothering of Persephone is the result of her fear that other gods would one day take advantage of her or even consume her to gain access to her powers as fertility goddess.
  • Truly Single Parent: Persephone has no father; she created her daughter on her own.
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    Aphrodite 

Aphrodite

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Goddess of love and Eros's mother.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Instead of the cruel trials she forced Psyche to do in the original myth, she put her under her protection to teach Eros a lesson on trust.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Well, nice girl. Not a complete sweetheart, but holds far less of a grudge than does her mythological counterpart, and is fully willing to give Persephone and Psyche another chance.
  • The Charmer: As befits the goddess of sensual beauty. She once slept with Zeus to get her son Eros out of trouble with him.
  • Evil Is Petty: Though petty is as far as this version goes.
    • After hearing Hades call Persephone better looking than her, she had Eros get her heavily drunk and stuffed in Hades's car to try and embarrass them both.
    • After mortals began saying Psyche was more beautiful than her, she sent Eros to try and ruin her life.
  • Good Parents: She and Eros have perhaps the most functional parent-child relationship in the setting, and all of her others kids apparently adore her as well.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her skin tone and color scheme favor lilac.
  • Hidden Depths: She is desperately looking for someone special to her, whom may be hurt, and is consoled by Eros about it briefly... Is most likely that she is searching for Ares.
  • Love Goddess: Of course.
  • Mama Bear: She will protect her son from harm, no matter what it takes.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Due her immortality, she looks as young as her son.
  • Official Couple: She and Ares, they have at least one child together. And while they're also well known to not be mutually exclusive, they seem to care deeply about each other and the person she distressingly appeared to be searching for was most likely him.
  • Pet the Dog: Took Psyche under her wing after Eros abandoned her.
  • Proud Beauty: Her response to hearing about a man staring at her is basically, "Of course." As Eros himself states, she loves it when people suck up to her.
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Shipper on Deck: Teases Hades about Persephone. And Persephone about Hades. She is Aphrodite, after all.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: And don't you dare to imply otherwise. Hades' ill-timed comment is basically what led her to kickstart the plot.

    Eros 

Eros

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The son, and occasional lackey, of Aphrodite. Zeus calls Eros his grandson and mentions that he has "more of his father's spirit than he thought", meaning that just like in Greek Mythology, Eros is Ares's son.
  • Archer Archetype: As befits the god of love.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives off two to his mother on different occasions. The first was about when she couldn't look for love in her job anymore, and was merely setting up Kore with Hades to spite them both. The second one is more serious: a heartbroken Eros asks her, in the aftermath of his liaison with Psyche, if this is how mortals feel when their hearts are broken.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mean pranks aside, Eros is right up there with Persephone when it comes to niceness, the two even sharing their Rose-Haired Sweetie color. He also killed three hundred mortals after the whole Psyche affair ended with heartbreak for both of them. He also arrives to help Persephone during her confrontation with Apollo with a downright murderous look on his face and sends an arrow through a window right next Apollo's face.
  • Beauty Mark: Beneath his right eye.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Fires an arrow at Apollo when he sees him in a confrontation with Persephone.
  • Camp Straight: Has some stereotypically gay traits (his interest in fashion, for instance) but is interested in Psyche.
  • Exact Words: He is charged by his mother to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest thing of all. When he steals her away, this is how he describes himself to the mortals.
  • Heroic BSoD: Upon hearing about Persephone and Ares's relationship.
  • Moral Myopia: He is aghast to learn of Apollo's sexual assault on Persephone and becomes her main pillar of support, but previously had no issue with making Psyche fall in love with a pig before falling in love with her himself and he murdered 300 mortals in a heartbroken fit.
  • Nice Guy: Generally. Tries talking his mother out of her pettier schemes and goes out of his way to apologize to Persephone for her abduction.
  • Promotion to Parent: Downplayed, as Aphrodite takes an active role in her kids' lives and they seem to adore her. However, whenever she leaves, Eros, being the eldest, takes on a parental role for his rather young siblings.
  • Secret Keeper: For Persephone, when she tells him what happened with her and Apollo.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Hades and Persephone, natch, once he finds out she's interested.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks a lot like his father.
  • Villainous Lineage: As he was having his breakdown he killed quite a few mortals, prompting Zeus to say that "Eros has a little bit more of his father [Ares]'s spirit than [he] thought."
  • Winged Humanoid: Seems to be his true form. He often appears without them, however.

    Apollo 

Apollo

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Artemis' twin brother, the sun god.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While he's a creep in the myths too, he was originally one of the many suitors of Persephone's and actually gave her his lyre as proof of affection. She was raped in that story too, but not by him.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: He outright states he'll make Persephone his wife even after she explains she hates him and is afraid of him.
    • In chapter 124 he literally went to Hera's office to apply to marry Persephone and when she told him no, he decided to go behind her back and ask Zeus for the marriage.
  • Blatant Lies: See Gaslighting below.
  • Color-Coded Characters: The same shade of purple as his sister.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: To Persephone and especially if she is with Hades.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Apollo is jealous of Hades because Persephone cares more about him and is comfortable around him than she is with Apollo.
  • Entitled to Have You: Is currently stalking Persephone and wanting to force her to marry him, declaring her "his girl" and is jealous of her relationship with Hades. Even though he's in a relationship with Daphne.
    • He also gets snippy when Daphne talks to Thanatos for all of a minute.
    • This seems to extend to all women, regardless of station, even in non-sexual interactions, as demonstrated when he barges into Hera’s meeting room (dressed in his sports jacket) to demand a marriage blessing for him and Persephone, ignoring the employees’ protests that Hera’s schedule is full. When Hera herself staunchly rejects his application, he barely restrains himself from attacking her.
  • Evil Is Petty: He decided to blackmail Persephone with photos of her naked and show them to people if she told anyone about the sexual assault. Plus he decided to dig up her past about killing mortals and then told Thetis, Minthe and Thanatos who all have a vendetta against her and want to destroy her life. Apollo did all of this because she refuses to be in a relationship with him.
  • Gaslighting: He lies about he and Persephone having been mutually attracted to one another and says that Persephone suddenly went crazy and started avoiding him when Artemis realizes that something very bad happened between the two of them.
  • Generation Xerox: Subverted. According to Word of God Apollo is not related to Zeus at all. Just like Zeus, he is now vying for the affection of a woman infinitely kinder and less vain than him who would likely be much happier with Hades and is also genuinely attracted to him too.
  • Hidden Depths: Well, sort of. His role as a medical god, usually left out of adaptations, comes up here. Also a lot of people think that he's a Nice Guy when in reality his views and treatment towards women are considered misogynistis and a rapist since he assaulted Persephone the first day he met her.
  • Hate Sink: Apparently. Whenever he appears in a chapter, you can bet the comments will be filled with fans insulting him. Giving the kind of person he is, it's no wonder.
  • Jerkass: Oooh, boy. See Persephone's entry for more details.
  • Jerk Jock: As the son of Zeus, he considers himself entitled to whichever goddess catches his eye.
  • Junior Counterpart: To Zeus. The Olympian King even remarks that Apollo reminds him of a younger version of himself, though the reader is aware this is true in more ways than Zeus would probably like to admit.
  • Narcissist: Shows all the signs and symptoms of text-book Narcissism. As evidenced by when Persephone confronts him about his delusions about their "relationship" and reveals her destruction of his lyre. He refuses taking any responsibility for his actions and blaming others instead from Persephone herself to Hades.
  • Momma's Boy: He's shown to be very close to his mother and she seems to have him under her thumb. Part of the reason he's so determined to get Persephone to marry him is because Leto is pushing him to do so.
  • Never My Fault: He refuses to accept that Persephone hating him is squarely on his shoulders.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He is God of Medicine.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: What firmly sets him into his Hate Sink status. After hanging out with Persephone for a little while, he forces himself on her and takes pictures and video of the encounter, acting as if he's entitled to her time every moment after. Also, he doesn't seem to realize what he did to her was wrong and even going so far to say that she like it.
  • Selective Obliviousness: About Persephone's GREAT dislike of him and the implications of her having a scholarship with TGOEM.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Downplayed, since he's somewhat of a Big Man on Campus on Olympus. Still, he's nowhere near the level of the six traitors. And yet he believed he could get away with threatening (and possibly attacking) Hera.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Through his sister, he's figured out Persephone's schedule and where she's likely to be, and has an annoying tendency to show up uninvited.
  • The Starscream: It's hinted that he's currently scheming to usurp Zeus.
  • Straw Misogynist: Downplayed and Averted. He has openly said rude and sexist things to his sister and Persephone.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Not usually, but he has these when he rapes Persephone.
    • These seem to reappear throughout the series particularly when he's upset with either Persephone or Hades, such as when Persephone finally confronts him.
  • Villainous Crush: To Persephone.

    Hermes 

Hermes

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The herald of the Gods and an old friend of Persephone's.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In Greek mythology, he’s the classic Trickster God. Here, he’s just a dumb jock. Season 2 establishes that he prefers to be a dumb jock as long as things are quiet; when trouble strikes he is fast in travel and thought.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: When Thanatos starts asking him questions about Persephone's past, he not so subtly threatens him to keep out of it.
    Hermes: Hey, Thanatos. A word to the wise.
    [abruptly looming over Thanatos]
    Hermes: Don't fuck with things you shouldn't be fucking with. M'kay?
  • Brainless Beauty: Somehow manages to lose his shirt on the way to deliver a message to Artemis, and is just as confused as she is when she asks him what happened to it.
    Artemis: How can you not know [what happened to your shirt]??
    Hermes: Don't ask hard questions.
  • Childhood Friends: With Persephone. He even would secretly bath with her, meaning Persephone has no problem being naked around him.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Not to the extent of, say, Zeus or Poseidon, but he's got chin-length hair and quite a chiseled physique.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Has a habit of showing up shirtless.
  • Nice Guy: Hermes is a nice fellow. Problem is, he's perhaps too nice: he appears to have a tendency of not seeing people's flaws, if his friendship with Apollo is anything to go by. He does have his limits, however, and crossing them is not recommended... as Thanatos has the misfortune to discover.
  • Noodle Incident: He saw something involving Persephone that caused Demeter to bribe him to keep quiet about it.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In Greek mythology, he’s the classic Trickster God. Here, he’s just a dumb jock, but Season 2 establishes that when trouble strikes he is fast in travel and thought.
  • Psychopomp: Is currently employed by Hades to help collect souls, although he's fudging his numbers to look more impressive.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: His attempt to turn Persephone in to Zeus for her act of wrath to avoid repercussions for his own involvment lasts all of five minutes before he reconsiders out of friendship and loyalty to Persephone.
  • Secret Keeper: Is one of the few aware of Persephone's secret.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Apparently he isn't Zeus' son in this version, since Hecate says that Ares and Hephaestus are the only godly male heirs that he's sired.

    Thanatos 

Thanatos

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The god of death.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the original myths, he was an intimidating figure who openly hated, and was hated by, mortals and gods alike. Here, he's a mid-range employee at Underworld Corp who regularly sucks up to Hades and is often belittled by his superiors and coworkers.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the myths, he was rather neutral about the gods and their actions and only cared about doing his job. Here, he has open dislike for the Olympians and is hostile towards Persephone to the point of trying to dig up dirt that could be used to get her fired.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: he's on the receiving end of one from Daphne. Her asking him point blank why he's so obsessed with Persephone getting special treatment leaves him speechless and further pushes him to rethink his involvement with Minthe and Thetys.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's got a fairly unpleasant personality and he willingly helps in the plan to expose Persephone's crime to Zeus, but when he learns that she could be punished very harshly (about on par with Prometheus) he starts having second thoughts, and he takes a massive step back from Minthe's attempts to win Hades back.
  • Heel Realization: Hermes' "Reason You Suck" Speech in episode 126 kickstarts one for Thanatos. It gets cemented first in episode 127, when Thanatos realises the full extent of the consequences of his actions on Persephone, then in 138, when he gets fed up with Minthe's behaviour, and finally in episode 140, when Daphne encourages him to question why he even cares about Persephone in the first place.
  • Hidden Depths: Turns out Thanatos is talanted with photography. Not that Thetys or Minthe ever cared to find out – even we the audience start discovering new things about him once Daphne helps him focus on more positive activities.
  • Hopeless Suitor: His antagonism toward Persephone seems at least partly motivated by feelings for Minthe. Despite at least a few secret makeout sessions, however, Minthe doesn't seem to consider Thanatos as a potential romantic partner at all, instead remaining fixated on her broken relationship with Hades.
    • Chapter 139 shows him becoming aware of both this and that he's in over his head.
  • Jerkass: Is rather rude to Persephone and secretly had make-out sessions with his boss's girlfriend.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: His jealousy and dislike of Persephone makes sense from an outsider's perspective. Despite having worked for Hades and Hecate for likely aeons, he’s treated worse than Persephone, someone who has no experience in their now shared field and seems to have both of his bosses eating out of her hand.
  • Pet the Dog: He regularly checked in on Minthe after she was suspended for her violent rant towards Hades.
  • Psychopomp: His job is to collect souls of dead mortals.
  • The Slacker: Hermes is vastly outperforming Thanatos at his own job, judging by the scolding Thanatos gets from Hades about his performance. Thanatos is very surprised by that, so it might be because Hemres is actually forging death records by slowly incorporating Persephone's victims into his daily activities, thus "collecting more souls" than Thanatos does.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: While Thanatos is a jerk most of the time, many characters in the story have a tendency to treat him badly, either wilfully or accidentally. As a result, he seems genuinely surprised when Daphne gives him an unprompted compliment in chapter 109.
  • Token Good Teammate: By Season 2 he becomes this to the Snarky Chat, starting when he second-guesses their ratting Persephone out once he learns Zeus intends to punish her as harshly as Prometheus.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: White-haired (or gray-haired), and part of Minthe's group of assholes. He's nowhere near Thetis' level though.

    Hestia 

Hestia

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Goddess of the home and of the hearth. Leader of the Eternal Maidens.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Her role as the goddess of home and hearth, and the general lack of mythological shenanigans attributed to her, mean that Hestia is normally depicted as quiet, modest, and nonconfrontational - the worst that can be said about most of her adaptations is that she's not very interesting. This version is notably less sympathetic, between her participation in Demeter's plan to railroad Persephone into joining the Goddesses of Eternal Maidenhood and her reaction to the tabloid article about Persephone and Hades. She also bluntly demands that Artemis put aside her personal discomfort with Hades' presence at their meeting because Hestia wants to milk him for a donation to their organization.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Applies to all the gods, but her case could be symbolic: the yellow-orange hue of her skin resembles firelight.
  • Hypocrite: Criticizes Persephone just for being seen with Hades in a tabloid while she herself is secretly breaking her vows by being in a relationship with Athena
  • Kick the Dog: Her first scene is confronting Persephone on the tabloid of her together with Hades and ripped her a new one just because of the article. Then she takes away the fur coat that Hades gave to Persephone as punishment. All while sporting a big smile.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her unsympathetic behavior in season one, in chapter 135 she seems to have been genuinely worried about Persephone's well-being. On the Olympian Zoom call, Hestia immediately jumps to reassure Persephone that she doesn't need to worry about losing her scholarship.
  • Secret Relationship: With Athena.
  • Slut-Shaming: Though the scene is depicted without dialogue, the tone is clearly evident when she lays into Persephone over that tabloid photo of her and Hades.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Demeter doesn't go to her for help after Zeus puts out a warrant on her since she considers her a snitch.
  • Vow of Celibacy: A member and, most likely, the founder of T.G.O.E.M.

    Athena 

Athena

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The goddess of wisdom and war, she represents the more strategic and pragmatic side of warfare.
  • Bifauxnen: She has a very boyish look to her, but in an attractive way.
  • Cool Pet: In her first appearance she has an owl on her shoulder.
  • Lady of War: Self-explanatory, with her being the goddess of war strategy.
  • Nice Girl: When we first see Athena she seems to be very supportive of Persephone's wishes. She's also very welcoming to Hades, in contrast to the reception he usually gets.
  • Secret Relationship: With Hestia.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To her father (always assuming she's Zeus's biological daughter) and to Hades, her uncle, in particular; they have the same facial profile, hair style and even dress-sense.
  • Vow of Celibacy: She is also a member of the The Goddesses of Eternal Maidenhood.

    Ares 

Ares

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The god of war, he represents the more violent and chaotic aspect of warfare.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comic, Ares stays on the warpath even when heavily wounded and is the only Olympian who isn't afraid of Zeus, being strong enough that even his father is intimidated by him. In classic mythology, Ares was regularly depicted as a contemptuous figure, with him crying to Zeus for help every time he suffered a minor injury on the battlefield and his father flat out telling him that he considered him the most pathetic member of the Pantheon. Even in Roman mythology, where his counterpart Mars is second only to Jupiter in terms of power and status, there's little chance he could openly challenge his father.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Persephone for riling her up.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Sports a well-cut military uniform.
  • Cool Big Bro: Hebe seems to be happy that he is back and writes her name and draws hearts in the cast of his arm.
  • Composite Character: His temper and bloodlust are reminiscent of his classic characterization while his more honorable and kind traits are reminiscent of the Roman Mars.
  • The Empath: Apparently can sense others' anger.
  • The Gadfly: Teases Persephone about her relationship with Hades purely because he likes seeing her get angry and defensive. He is at least somewhat concerned that he may have hurt her in the process though.
  • Groin Attack: Hurls a spear between Zeus's thighs as part of a dramatic entrance.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: When someone talks smack about him and Kore, he immediately grabs the offender and hurls him out a window.
  • Hates Their Parent: He doesn't like Zeus, at all.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: He compliments Persephone on her act of wrath in chapter 135, much to her discomfort.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: Ares is not the most pleasant person, but he clearly loves Hera and Aphrodite and seems to want the best for Persephone.
  • Manchild: Has shades of this. He loves his mother very much, and he either acts like an annoying brat or alternately has a temper tantrum.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He sweet-talks Persephone into believing he's an illiterate boor, then she later discovers he has a planner.
  • Momma's Boy: A positive example. He's much closer to Hera than Zeus.
  • Official Couple: He and Aphrodite, they have at least one child together. And while they're also well known to not be mutually exclusive, they seem to care deeply about each other and, unlike his parents, have a more stable relationship.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: He dislikes the mortal realm but Zeus regularly sends him there for extended periods of time to "help manage the wars." Ares believes it just an excuse his father made up to keep him away.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His default appearance.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: When Zeus wants to punish Persephone for allegedly killing a great many humans, Ares sides with her. Not because he realizes that the accusations aren't credible, but because he thinks such an act of wrath is really cool.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Downplayed, but he and his mother, Hera, share a similarly warm color scheme and empathetic powers; he also shares his father's facial profile.
  • Troll: As above.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Averted. He does not like his father.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Subverted. Chapter 92 ends with Ares seemingly hitting Hera mercilessly, but in the next chapter, his shock and concern reveal the strike was intended for Zeus.

    The Fates 

Lachesis, Clotho and Atropos

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Lachesis (left) and Clotho (right)
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Atropos
The three sisters who run the destinies of all.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Not even Zeus can get them to bend their rules on looking into past and future events.
  • Loophole Abuse: Clotho helps out Hades over a memory with Persephone because, since the two are going to be together eventually, it's not breaking the rules.
  • The Older Immortal: They're much older than the oldest Olympians, to the point that they refer to Hades - himself over 2000 years old - somewhat condescendingly as "young blood."
  • Shipper on Deck: For Persephone and Hades; see above example.
  • Two Decades Behind: They dress in 80s fashion, listen to cassette players and their tapestry of fate takes the form of a library of VHS tapes, even though the rest of Olympus and the Underworld having progressed into modern day culture and technology. They also talk in a rather antiquated dialect as opposed to the more current style used by the rest of the cast.
  • Younger Than They Look: They look like a bunch of 1980s teens but are immortals even older than the Olympians.

    Hephaestus 

Hephaestus

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The god of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Hephaestus in the myths was flat-footed and so ugly Hera threw him off Olympus right after his birth. This Hephaestus is fairly easy on the eyes, if rather nerdish.
  • Artificial Limb: He has a robotic arm and artificial legs.
  • The Blacksmith: His role as the God of metalworking. It's implied he built his artificial limbs himself.
  • Dysfunctional Family: While Hera appears genuinely fond of him when discussing him with Persephone, she is noticeably reluctant to call on Hephaestus even though she desperately needs his help with destroying Apollo's blackmail photos, and he doesn't seem too thrilled to hear from her. When they actually meet face to face they're very awkward around each other and it emerges that he's never even met his little sister Hebe, nor is he invited to the Olympian group chat. Hecate later flat-out states that he wants nothing to do with his family.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: While Hephestus has always been disabled, in the myths he merely had a shrivelled leg. Here he is missing at least three limbs.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Hera puts him on a list of potential husbands for Persephone in the first season, but he doesn't actually show up in person until the second season.
  • Nerd: He's bespectacled, disabled, lives by himself, has only computers with him... your basic basement nerd Greek god.
  • Pet the Dog: He apologizes to Aetna for her having to look at Apollo's blackmail photos of Persephone, even though she assures him it doesn't bother her.
  • The Stoic: He's not a very emotional man; unless you're Aetna, the most you'll get out of him is a raised eyebrow.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He shares the strong facial profile of all those descended from Kronos. He also possesses Metis' skin coloring.
    The Erinyes 

Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera

The three minor goddesses of punishment. They work for Hades by carrying out hits for him.


  • Action Girl: They are the goddesses of punishement after all.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: They're not gorgons, but they have snake hair.
  • Graceful Loser: After getting over the inital despair of Hades being with another woman, Megaera grows to like Persephone.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Megaera has had a crush on Hades for a long time and is heartbroken when Hades is spotted with Persephone.

Nymphs

     In General 
Nature spirits who are tied to certain things like flowers and rivers.

    Minthe 

Minthe

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A nymph, and the girlfriend of Hades at the start of the story.
  • A-Cup Angst: Once she finds out about Persephone, Minthe starts becoming insecure about her body and checks out her breast size in the bathroom mirror. Humorously illustrated in the December 29th Q-and-A, which included an image of Minthe and Persephone based on a famous photo of Sophia Loren side-eyeing Jayne Mansfield.
  • Adaptational Expansion: In the original myths, she is just some minor nymph who Persephone turns into a mint plant after catching her flirting with Hades. Here, she is one of the main characters and has been dating Hades long before he and Persephone meet.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She is shown to have severe self esteem and anger issues and is shown to be mentally incapable of keeping herself from acting awful to Hades even though she is well aware that her abuse is ruining any chance she has with him.
  • And I Must Scream: After she repeatedly insults Hades in front of her, Persephone turns Minthe into a plant specifically to take away her mouth. She still remains aware of her surroundings and her only means of communication is shaking her leaves.
  • At Least I Admit It: Unlike Thetis' relationship with Zeus, Minthe and Hades have no illusions over how shallow their relationship is.
  • Baleful Polymorph: After Minthe disparages Hades in front of her, an enraged Persephone turns her into a potted mint plant.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: When she realizes that Persephone is the girl that Hades was photographed with, she sends her on a search that leads her to Tartarus.
    • She also has a opinion about Thanatos hanging out with Daphne, despite having no meaningful romantic interest in him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Minthe tries to flush out Persephone's slaughter to discredit her to Hades, but Hermes points out to her that this only makes her more suitable to be Hades' bride, because no one else has been/could be willing to stay with the God of Death.
  • Domestic Abuse: Minthe has repeatedly emotionally and psychologically abused Hades, and as of Chapter 76, physically as well. Eventually Hades dumps her for good and refuses her repeated advances.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Hades forgives her for her actions in Episode 76 and lets her keep the apartment he gave her, but makes it clears that he has no intention of getting back together with her and that her continued employment depends on her proving that her latest apology to him meant something through her actions.
  • Gold Digger: Is one to Hades, although she does have legitimate feelings for him.
  • Hidden Depths: The first signs we get is when her usually abrasive behavior cracks and she shows legitimate feelings towards Hades and breaks down when she thinks he might be leaving her for Persephone. She also panics at the idea that Hades might want to marry her, believing she is not up to all the responsibilities and social pressures that come with being a queen.
  • Hypocrite: Was perfectly fine with hooking up with Thanatos before her relationship upgrade with Hades, but when she catches Hades just looking at Persephone, she flies into a jealous rage. This is especially egregious in that they had previously agreed that they weren't exclusive.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Hades finally decides he's done with their relationship after her treatment of him in Episode 76, but Minthe refuses to accept that she won't be able to win him back. Even when Hermes points out to her that Hades just isn't interested in her anymore and is interested in Persephone, and Thanatos later comes to agree with him, she starts ranting about how they 'can't possibly understand the complexities of the type of relationship we have!'
  • Insecure Love Interest: To Hades. She's well aware she's screwed up and status-wise she's far below him, particularly when people keep making snide comments about her, and it brings out the worst of her behavior.
  • Jerkass: Her "Stay mean, keep 'em keen" approach to dating.
    • Deconstructed when Hades finally has enough and leaves her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Just as Hecate suspends her until further notice for hitting her boss AND boyfriend Hades, she tries to apologize for what she’s done as she’s dragged away, but it comes off as if she’s more worried about possibly getting fired than pure concern for Hades well-being.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Minthe's spiteful and vindictive actions swing clean back at her when she blurts out that she reported Persephone and Demeter after Hades offered her a job move to help her get over him and do what's best for her.
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: It specifically expired because Minthe wouldn't accept Hades transferring to her a new (BETTER PAID) position where her former relationship with him wouldn't be brought up to her every two seconds. Minthe would have gotten away with everything she's done if she could just accept defeat.
  • Kick the Dog: Hitting Hades AND having the gall to compare him to Kronus, all the while blaming HIM for her mistakes.
  • Lower-Class Lout: How many view her, a rude, gold-digging nymph who treats her deity boss and lover like trash. Angry comments from Thetis also implies that, as a river nymph, she's low on her own species' social ladder as well.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, her cruel verbal and physical assault on Hades was the straw that broke the camel's back regarding her behavior. Hecate suspends her from her job on the spot and news of her actions quickly spreads through the company grapevine and throughout Hades's family, bringing her already dismal reputation to all new lows
  • Never My Fault: Constantly blames others, especially Hades, for her own bad decisions that bite her in the ass.
  • Pointy Ears: Is self-conscious about her pointy ears being big, something Thetis uses to chip away at Minthe's self-esteem by comparing hers to Persephone's small and cute rounded ears.
  • Right Behind Me: When she confronts Hades over her better paid job transfer alongside going back and forth on why he won’t take her back does she rant about his personal insecurities and reveal it was her that reported Persephone and Demeter to Zeus, not realizing Persephone herself had just walked in behind her. She SNAPS and turns Minthe into a mint plant
  • Sanity Slippage: When her plot against Persephone begins to collapse and it becomes clear Hades doesn't want to go back to a relationship with her, she gradually begins to enter this through constant self-denial and refusing to accept it's over.
    • It comes to a head where she more or less snaps in Episode 152.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Undergoes a massive one when Hades offers her a new job after it becomes apparent she's not getting over her, which leads to her blurting out about Hades' personal insecurities and that she reported Persephone and Demeter. This bites her on the ass considering who's nearby.

    Thetis 

Thetis

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A nymph and the current mistress of Zeus.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original myths, Thetis saved Zeus from an attempted coup and raised Hephaestus after he was rejected by his mother. Here, she is a shameless, scheming homewrecker.
  • False Friend: Is this to Minthe.
  • Fantastic Racism: She calls Minthe a "mud sucking river nymph" when the latter breaks off their friendship.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Her plan to steal Zeus from Hera is destined to fail.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Becomes jealous when Hades and Minthe enter a public relationship and plans to ruin Zeus' relationship with Hera to "up her game". She also sabotages Minthe and Hades' relationship by getting Minthe too sloshed to make her dinner date with Hades and stoking her insecurities to make her keep being mean to "punish" Hades..
  • It's All About Me: Forces Minthe to go out to a party with her under the excuse of having fun when clearly Minthe isn't interested, and when Minthe asks to hide from Poseidon's wife she tells her off for "spoiling her fun." This is the last straw for Minthe, who ends their friendship.
  • Jerkass: She not only has no issue with the pain Zeus' cheating causes Hera, remarking that "crying is for wives", but she also enjoys Minthe's unhappiness. She takes pleasure at the prospect of Hades leaving Minthe and actively sabotages their attempts to have a positive relationship.
  • Stepford Smiler: She's a lot nicer to Zeus than Minthe is to Hades, but she is a lot more malevolent than Minthe.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: While Minthe's not a nice person, it becomes clear that a lot of her behavior is enabled and encouraged by Thetis. Even when Minthe concedes she might be overreacting to Persephone, Thetis drags her insecurities back to the surface and feeds her doubts.

    Daphne 

Daphne

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A nymph model who's dating Apollo.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Thanatos goes on a rant about Persephone getting special treatment from Hades, Daphne bluntly asks why that's such an issue (albeit not very professional in the workplace) and wonders why he cares so much.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Unless things go radically differently in the story, she's going to be turned into a tree to avoid being Apollo's latest victim.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Has no idea about the situation between Apollo and Persephone. She thinks it's just a break-up.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As befitting a model. Apollo specifically brings her along with Thanatos to interrogate Helios for this reason.
  • Nice Girl: So far, she's been shown to be sweet and kind. She's even genuinely nice to Thanatos, making him blush a bit.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Daphne eventually realizes that she's just Apollo's poor man's version of Persephone, and promptly leaves their date through the bathroom window.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's effectively Persephone as a nymph, right down to being a Rose-Haired Sweetie. Which is probably why Apollo is dating her. It gets to the point where Apollo, after talking about Persephone in a rather disturbing way while on a date with Daphne, asks if she's ever considered getting a pixie cut...to which Daphne makes her excuses and nopes right out of there.

    Echo 

Echo

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A nymph who serves as Hera's secretary.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the original myth, Echo was the one who constantly distracted Hera with asinine tales about this and that so Zeus could chase after his newest mortal crush. Here she just seems to be a Hypercompetent Sidekick to Hera. Though seeing as Zeus was the one who made her Hera's assistant...
  • Foregone Conclusion: We already know she'll do something in Zeus' name that will upset Hera. And that she'll end up cursed to repeat whatever the people around her are saying as a result.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She thinks up a means to derail Apollo when he comes to visit Hera; while Hera refuses the plan, it earns her a position as her secretary.
  • Politeness Judo: She kindly but firmly makes it clear to Apollo that he has no right to act like he's entitled to an appointment with Hera when he barges into her office unannounced.

Titans

    Kronos 

Kronos

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King of the Titans and father of Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus.
  • Abusive Parent: Ate his sons alive out of fear they would usurp him. Even worse, he knew it wouldn't kill them and constantly mocked them while they were in his stomach, Hades especially.
  • Composite Character: Of the primordial god of time Chronos and the titan of harvest Kronos.
  • Dem Bones: Resembles a giant skeleton in the present day, as a result of wasting away in Tartarus for ~1500 years.
  • The Dreaded: He was this to Rhea and her sons. He is also hated and seen as a tyrant by the current populace of Olympus and the Underworld.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He's currently stripped of all flesh and imprisoned in lowest level of Tartarus after losing the Titanomachy.
  • Fallen Hero: He overthrew his own corrupt father but after it was prophesized that he himself would be usurped by one of his sons he himself became corrupt in his attempts to hold onto power.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Kronos was defeated and imprisoned millennia before the story began but Hades is still traumatized by his actions.
  • Ignore the Fanservice: Rhea tried (unsuccesfully) to seduce him in order to buy Hades enough time to hide.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: He's the size of a mountain.
  • Pet the Dog: He allowed Rhea to raise Hades for six years before going through with his plan to eat him.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: His attempt to subvert Gaia's prophecy about one of his sons usurping him only set the event in motion.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks almost exactly like Hades.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He is only the father of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon, not Hera, Demeter, or Hestia.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Nobody knows why kind-hearted Rhea chose him for a partner. Hades theorizes he might have been a better person before the prophecy, but that could just be a bias for his mother speaking.

    Rhea 

Rhea

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Wife of Kronos and mother of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus.

    Helios 

Helios

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A titan imprisoned to act as the sun.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original myths, Helios did not take part in the Titanomachy (though his father, Hyperion, did) and carried the sun on his own accord.
  • Comically Small Bribe: Demeter attempted to bribe him to keep quiet over what he saw Persephone do, but it since he's a prisoner there's not much she could bribe him with.
  • Dirty Old Man: Openly fantasizes about Rhea and Nyx around Thanatos, Nyx's son, and asks him if his mother is still a spitfire.
  • Fantastic Racism: Views the Olympians as traitors and only helped Thanatos because he wasn't one.
  • Made a Slave: After the Titanomachy, he was chained up and made to run across the sky each day with Apollo and Astraeus acting as his overseers.
  • The Older Immortal: As a Titan, he's been around a lot longer than the Olympians and the minor gods like Thanatos.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Enormous like all titans.
  • Playing with Fire: As he is essentially the sun, no one but sun gods like Apollo can withstand to be around him for very long.
  • The Watcher: Due to his position of running across the sky everyday, he can view the goings on of both Earth and Olympus, which is how he saw Persephone's actions.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Helios’ rendition of Persephone’s actions upon the mortals in chapter 115 is much more brutal and merciless compared to Persephone’s rendition of the same story in chapter 131. We know for a fact that she didn't kill nearly as many people as he described, as Hades had noticed no such sudden influx of souls into the underworld. This is most likely caused by Helios’ bias against the gods that overthrew him. Persephone is Demeter’s daughter, and as such, she (Persephone) is not regarded well in his eyes.

    Prometheus 

Prometheus

A titan who was punished by Zeus.
  • The Ghost: He's been mentioned a few times as a warning about getting Zeus upset. We see a brief image of him in Thanatos' mind, but he has not made an apperance in the comic in person
  • Make an Example of Them: Zeus chained him to a rock to be eaten by eagles for a crime not yet revealed in this adaptationnote . Aphrodite panics when Zeus discusses punishing Eros for undermining his authority, and when Thanatos learns that Persephone may suffer a comparable punishment, he immediately has second thoughts.

     Metis 

Metis

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A titaness belonging to the second generation of titans. Said to be the mother of wisdom and deep thought.
  • Good Parents: She was a very doting mother to Hera and her sisters. She actively prepared Hera for the war to come and helped Hades with his trauma.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She is the mother of Hera, Hestia and Demeter, as opposed to Rhea and Kronos.
  • Token Good Teammate: To the titans. She's the only one except for Rhea who is shown openly supporting the gods and being kind to them in spite of knowing there would be war.
  • Truly Single Parent: She formed Hera out of "starlight and the sweetest earth". She probably used a similar method to create Demeter and Hestia.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what happened to her during the war, but Hera's monologue in chapter 119 heavily implies she was either killed or banished like most of the other titans. Later, Demeter says that she was consumed by Zeus so he could take advantage of her fertility goddess powers in the fight against his father and the other Titans. Whether Demeter's story is true or not is left ambiguous; Hecate certainly seems skeptical.note 
  • Winged Humanoid: She has a wide pair of wings on her back.

    Leto 
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A titaness who was once Hera's best friend and as respected as the Olympians, but they had a falling out and she has since become a social pariah. Nobody besides Zeus, Hera, and the twins know this but she is the mother to Apollo and Artemis, and this is the presumed reason for Hera socially exiling her.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the myths she's called "the kindest soul on Olympus" and loved both her children equally above all. Here she is a social pariah and favors Apollo.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Admittedly the "evil" isn't 100% confirmed, but the biggest visible difference between her and Hera is Leto's jet-black sclera and large, heavily dilated pupils.
  • Gaslighting: When Artemis figures out that Apollo hurt Persephone but hasn't fully figured out that it was rape, Artemis naturally becomes very upset. Leto then tells Artemis that getting upset isn't something she should do and backs up Apollo on his Blatant Lies.
  • Identical Stranger: Her color scheme is the same as Hera's.
  • Light Is Not Good: According to Hades, she's some sort of sun goddess. It currently remains to be seen exactly how evil she is but she's definitely not nice.
  • Mysterious Veil: Wears a black lace veil in the present, presumably to avoid attracting attention. It gives her a very ominous look.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Her attempted manipulation is the final push Persephone needs to finally go into therapy.
  • Power Floats: Though not immediately obvious, Leto is seen floating over the pavement while Apollo merely walks. Notably, she's the first being to automatically float.
  • Shipper on Deck: In her first appearance she refers to Persephone as her future daughter in law.
    • Shipper with an Agenda: Leto leans heavily on Apollo to continue his courtship of Persephone for reasons that clearly go beyond finding her son a good match.
  • Smug Snake: If her interaction with Persephone is any indication. Leto might have had an easy time manipulating her own daughter, but her much-anticipated trip to the Underworld boils down to her blending in with the crowd and then pleading Apollo's case in a rather desperate manner, with Persephone easily no selling almost each of Leto's attempts at actual manipulation. She might have scored one only when she dug up Hades and Hera's past affair, but even the effectiveness of that is still to be seen.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: It's not easy to notice, but her lipstick is jet black, literally matching her eyes and giving her a subtle Nightmare Face.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Leto and Hera used to be very close long ago, before something happened, after which Hera turned on her and banished her from Olympian society.

Primordials

    Nyx 

Nyx

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A goddess who is the embodiment of night and darkness itself.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: She has additional eyes on her cheeks and between her eyebrows, collectively having five eyes on her face. The art style keeps it from being visceral, but shows her as being something different from the gods and those below them.
  • Light Girl, Dark Boy: Gender inverted. Nyx, who embodies the night, seemed to share a close, possibly sexual or romantic, relationship with Helios, who embodies the sun.
  • The Older Immortal: Remembers Hades as an adorable, very pensive child.
  • The Sacred Darkness: She seems to be a comforting dark presence for Hades, since he appeared by her pool when he was having a traumatic break. Additionally, she seems to be a kind, if a bit mysterious, titan, holding no ill will towards Hades for being a traitor.

    Ouranos 
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The very first sky god and ruler of all gods until his son overthrew him and took his place.

    Gaia 
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The primordial earth goddess and the first fertility goddess.

Mortals

    Psyche 

Psyche

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A beautiful mortal who won the heart of Eros and the ire of Aphrodite.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the original myth, Psyche's parents were tricked into thinking Psyche will be taken by a monster. Here, her parents verbally and physically abusive and sell her off to a cruel husband before Eros intervenes. Her two sisters not only talk her into attempting to kill Eros like in the original myth but also insult her intelligence and put her down for trying to learn how to read and write.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has dark brown skin and dark hair.
  • Death Seeker: She is fine with Aphrodite trying to kill her for having broken Eros's heart, which halts Aphrodite's rage towards her briefly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon learning that the man who had taken her was Eros and her misguided murder attempt drove him away from her.
  • Secret Test of Character: Currently acts as one for Eros, unbeknownst to him. In order to see how true Ero's feelings for Psyche really are, Aphrodite has her pose as one of her personal nymphs.
  • Trophy Wife: Her parents tried to sell her off to be the wife of a cruel rich man before Eros rescued her.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Mortals declare her to be more beautiful than Aphrodite, something that the petty goddess takes personally.

    Semele 

Semele

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A young woman who is Zeus' "current mortal girlfriend".
  • Ambiguously Brown: Like Psyche, she has dark skin and dark hair.
  • Cute and Psycho: A little bit. After Semele tells Zeus that she wants to set fire to her loom and see what her father does, he thinks she is unhinged... but hot.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: While her age is currently unknown she acts this way when she is with Zeus.

Others

    Aetna 
An AI assistant to Hephasteus.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the myths, she is either a mountain nymph or the goddess of Mt. Etna.
  • Benevolent A.I.: She is a very cheerful intelligence and is happy to help Persephone, gleefully destroying the blackmail photos Apollo had on her.
  • Gamer Chick: She takes great pleasure in beating Hermes in online video games.
    Asclepius 
A demigod physician who makes a house call to treat Hera.
    Chiron 

Chiron

A centaur psychiatrist Persephone visits on Hecate's recommendation.
  • Adaptational Job Change: Though it actually happened in-universe: she went from being a physician in the Mortal Realm (like the myth) to a psychiatrist in the Divine Realms.
  • Gender Flip: She's male in the original myths.
  • Proud Scholar Race: Between her and Persephone's professor at university, Centaurs in Lore Olympus seem to be leaning more towards this trope.
  • The Shrink: Of the Awesome variety. She doesn't shy away from uncomfortable questions and sharp observations, but she always comes across as supportive, non-confrontational, non-judgemental, and nurturing, which helps Persephone open up to the point of discussing her rape within their first session.
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