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HadesKing 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.
- Adorkable: He likes puns, sings to his dog on the way into work, and although Olympus is fully modern he still keeps a checkbook because he enjoys balancing it.
- 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. Their origin has not yet been explained but it probably has to do with the war to overthrow the Titans, which is briefly referenced in dialogue; a flashback to the Olympians' younger days shows Hades swathed in bandages.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at. Though we've yet to see the full picture of it, he was Covered with Scars even as a child, apparently did not talk at all for 13 years and had trouble speaking for some time afterwards. The cause likely has to do with his father, Kronos.
- Domestic Abuse: A victim of it. Thank Minthe for that.
- Everybody Hates Hades: In a sense. While those who know him well enough can be around him, his job marks him out as 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.
- 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.
- 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.
PersephoneDaughter 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.
- Adorkable: Gets very endearingly flustered when chatting with Hera about her husband's portrait, among other things.
- 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 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.
- In chapter 115, we finally find out what happened.After another argument with Demeter, Kore went out to the fields to cool her head with her flower nymph handmaidens accompanying her, to her annoyance. While this was happening, mortals were picking flowers in a sacred field, unfortunately the flower nymphs' field. To Kore's horror, her handmaidens die right in front of her as a result. She loses her temper and races to the field to order the mortals there to cease picking flowers. After they profess innocence/ignorance, Kore decides to kill and Make an Example of Them. ALL OF THEM in a nearby village. She grows to kaiju-size, sprouts plant/vine wings, summons a giant thorny pillar and impales EVERY mortal she finds, whether they were innocent or not. And then SHE LAUGHS.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Kore-cob.
- Flower in Her Hair: 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.
- Hidden Depths: Putting aside being romantically compatible with Hades, in Episode 111, Persephone shows signs of having something of a Super-Powered 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.
- I Have Many Names: Originally went by Kore before unspecified events 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.
- MayDecember Romance: Is shaping to have one with Hades, who is over two thousand years old. Also had one with Ares.
- Meaningful Rename: Was formerly called Kore, meaning "maiden"; after an unspecified incident, the mortals renamed her to Persephone, meaning "bringer of death".
- 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 kills 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.
- 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 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 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.
- One time it doesn't is Episode 115.
- 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.
ZeusKing of Olympus, Hades' brother.
- 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 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 Are
- Berserk Button: Really hates it when Hera brings up his affair with Thetis.
- 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.
- 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.
- Good Parents: Seems to be so. Philandering aside, he appears to be close to his daughter Hebe and keeps giant pictures of Apollo and Hermes in his house as well. However, Zeus is still Zeus—he's unwilling to punish Apollo for his rape of Persephone. It's implied this has to do not only with PR as he claimed, but also because he feels proud of Apollo.
- Green-Eyed Monster: It's implied that part of the reason he claimed Hera as his wife was because she got along with Hades.
- 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.
- Hypocrite: He was not happy with Hera and Hades being close, but cheats on her regularly.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shockand 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.
- Your Cheating Heart: He's having an affair with Thetis, who is his personal assistant, as well as mortal girlfriends he keeps on the side.
HeraWife of Zeus, queen of Olympus, and the goddess of marriage.
- Adaptational Nice Girl: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Your Cheating Heart: She and Hades used to have secret make out sessions, and maybe more, before the "'80s" when they decided it'd too much of a risk if Zeus caught them.
HebeGoddess 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.
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.
HecateGoddess 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 Minthes abuse of Hades and the next episode starts off with with her suspending Minthe until further notice.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Became pen pals with Persephone after spending some time with her studying poisonous plants in the mortal realm.
- 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 MayDecember 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.
ArtemisGoddess of the Hunt and Persephone's roommate.
- 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: Gets upset whenever Eros or Hermes comes over to her house unannounced.
- Zig-zagged, however, by her having male friends (including both of the above).
- 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.
- Purple Is Powerful
- 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.
DemeterGoddess 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.
- 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
- 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."
- 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.
- Prongsof Poseidon: She wields a farmer's pitchfork when she's mad, as befits a nature goddess.
- The Unseen: She has only appeared in flashbacks. 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.
- Truly Single Parent: Persephone has no father; she created her daughter on her own.
AphroditeGoddess 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.
ErosThe 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 her 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.
- In the Blood: 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."
- Moral Myopia: He is aghast to learn of learning 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.
- Winged Humanoid: Seems to be his true form. He often appears without them, however.
ApolloArtemis' twin brother, the sun god.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Outright states he'll make Persephone his wife even after she explains hates him and is afraid of him
- Color-Coded Characters: The same shade of purple as his sister.
- Entitled to Have You: Is currently stalking Persephone, declaring her "his girl" and is jealous of her relationship with Hades.
- He also gets snippy when Daphne talks to Thanatos for all of a minute.
- Generation Xerox: Just like his father, 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.
- 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.
- Purple Is Powerful
- 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.
- Selective Obliviousness: About Persephone's GREAT dislike of him and the implications of her having a scholarship with TGOEM.
- 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.
- 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.
- Your Cheating Heart: Obsesses over getting Persephone to marry him while already dating Daphne.
- Adaptational Dumbass: in Greek mythology, hes the classic trickster archetype. Here, hes just a dumb jock.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When Thanatos starts asking him questions about Persephone's past, he not so subtly threatens him to keep out of it.
- 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.
- Noodle Incident: He saw something involving Persephone that caused Demeter to bribe him to keep quiet about it.
- Psychopomp: Is currently employed by Hades to help collect souls, although he's fudging his numbers to look more impressive.
- Secret Keeper: Is one of the few aware of Persephone's secret.
ThanatosThe 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 jealous of Persephone getting preferential treatment from Hades, being mean to her and looking into her past to try and find something to use against her.
- 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, hes 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.
- Psychopomp: His job is to collect souls of dead mortals.
- The Slacker: Hades hired Hermes to help Thanatos collect souls but that resulted in him starting to shirk in his duties, although at least part of this is due to Hermes overinflating his own collection numbers and making Thanatos look worse in comparison.
- 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 willfully or accidentally. As a result, he seems genuinely surprised when Daphne gives him an unprompted compliment in chapter 109.
- White Hair, Black Heart: White-haired (or gray-haired), and part of Minthe's group of assholes. He's nowhere near Thetis' level though.
HestiaGoddess 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 in her case could be symbolic: the yellow-orange hue of her skin resembles firelight.
- 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.
- 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.
- Vow of Celibacy: A member and, most likely, the founder of T.G.O.E.M.
AthenaThe goddess of wisdom and war, she represents the more strategic and pragmatic side of warfare.
- Cool Pet: In her first appearance she has an owl on her shoulder.
- Lady of War
- Nice Girl: When we first see Athena she, although quietly, seems to be very supportive of Persephone's wishes. She's also very welcoming to Hades, in contrast to the reception he usually gets.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To Hades, her uncle (always assuming she's Zeus's biological daughter); 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.
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.
- Amicable Exes: With Persephone.
- 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 or 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 far older than the Olympians.
MintheA nymph, and the girlfriend of Hades at the start of the story.
- 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 well aware that her abuse of Hades is ruining any chance she has with him but is shown to be mentally incapable of keeping herself from acting awful to him.
- At Least I Admit It: Unlike Thetis relationship to Zeus, Minthe and Hades have no illusions over how shallow their relationship is.
- 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.
- Domestic Abuse: Minthe has repeatedly emotionally and psychologically abused Hades, and as of Chapter 76, physically as well.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 shes done as shes dragged away, but it comes off as if shes more worried about possibly getting fired than pure concern for Hades well-being.
- 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: How nymphs are drawn.
- Your Cheating Heart: Played with. Used to make out with Thanatos behind Hades' back but decided to end the relationship once she and Hades became an official couple.
ThetisA 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.
- 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.
- Poisonous Friend: Is this to Minthe.
- 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.
DaphneA nymph who's dating Apollo and a model.
- 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.
- 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.
KronosKing of the Titans and father of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus.
- Abusive Parent: Ate his sons alive to keep them out of fear they would usurp him.
- 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.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Kronos was defeated and imprisoned millennia before the story began but Hades is still traumatized by his actions.
- Fate Worse than Death: Imprisoned in Tartarus after losing the Titanomachy.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He's the size of a mountain.
- Pet the Dog: He allowed Rhea to raise Hades for six year 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 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.
RheaWife of Kronos and mother of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Rhea tried and failed to seduce her husband in order to buy Hades enough time to hide.
- Gentle Giant: Shown to be kind and friendly.
- Giant Woman: Like Kronos, she is mountain sized.
- Mama Bear: Raised Hades and protected her sons from Kronos despite the prophecy of them overthrowing the Titans.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Her current whereabouts are unknown.
HeliosA titan imprisoned to act as the sun.
- 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.
PrometheusA titan who was punished by Zeus.
- The Ghost: He currently has been mentioned only once by Aphrodite as a warning to Eros about getting Zeus upset.
PsycheA 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.
- 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.
- 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.
SemeleA 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 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.