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    Hades 

Hades

King of the Underworld, god of death and of wealth.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: He's feared by mortals and not particularly popular among Olympians.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Persephone 

Persephone

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 in 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • My Beloved Smother: Has this sort of relationship with Demeter. While the two do love each other, Persephone has nightmares of being confined and locked in by her mother, and her life has pretty much been planned out for her, with Demeter planning to have her join the Goddesses of Eternal Maidenhood despite the fact that she's still young and has already been sexually assaulted by Apollo.
  • 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.
  • Pin Up Girl: On a meta level, some of the poses and attire is reminiscent of the art style.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: She wears her hair short, but when she's stressed and feeling vulnerable her control over her goddess powers slips and she reverts to long, flowing Rapunzel Hair. She's had to cut it all off again twice over the course of the comic so far for this reason - once after her first stay in the Underworld, and again after her assault at the hands of Apollo.
  • 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 flower crown turns into red vines. Tellingly, so far every instance has involved Apollo to some degree.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her color scheme is pink, including her hair, and she's a very sweet-natured and kindhearted person.
  • 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.

    Zeus 

Zeus

King of Olympus, Hades' brother.

  • Berserk Button: Really hates it when Hera brings up his affair with Thetsis.
  • Entitled to Have You: To Hera. Apparently he made Hades god of the Underworld as payback for flirting with her.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Hera 

Hera

Wife of Zeus, queen of Olympus, and the goddess of marriage.

  • Adaptational Nice Girl: Far less vindictive than her usual portrayal.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Yellow, the complementary (opposite) color to her husband.
  • 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 a affair with one and she regularly sees how awful Minthe treats Hades.
  • 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.

    Hecate 

Hecate

Goddess of magic and witchcraft, and Hades' right-hand woman.

  • Intergenerational Friendship: Became pen pals with Persephone after spending some time with her studying poisonous plants in the mortal realm.
  • 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

Goddess of the Hunt and Persephone's roommate.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 her's and Persephone's house unless there are special circumstances.
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    Demeter 

Demeter

Goddess of Fertility and Persephone's mother.

  • 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.
  • My Beloved Smother:
    • She kept her daughter sheltered on the mortal realm for her most of her life, refusing to even let her go on short walks without a nymph to chaperone her. She also never allowed her to have a cell phone and only allowed her to create an email account because her college application required it. She will make Persephone leave college and move back home if she gets in any trouble.
    • She told Persephone that she would need to pay her own way through college. She then introduced her to the Goddesses of Eternal Maidenhood, who would be willing to pay for her education in exchange for good behavior and a promise that she would take their celibacy vow.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Is pushing her daughter into taking a vow of eternal celibacy despite being the goddess of fertility.
  • The Unseen: Aside from Persephone's flashbacks, has never appeared in the present story.

    Aphrodite 

Aphrodite

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.
  • 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.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her skin tone and color scheme favor lilac.
  • Love Goddess: Of course.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Due her immortality, she looks as young as her son.
  • 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."
  • Shipper on Deck: Teases Hades about Persephone.

    Eros 

Eros

The son (and occasional lackey) of Aphrodite.

  • Camp Straight: Has some stereotypically gay traits (his interest in fashion, for instance) but is interested in Psyche.
  • Beauty Mark: Beneath his right eye.
  • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Hades and Persephone, natch, once he finds out she's interested.
  • Winged Humanoid: Seems to be his true form. He often appears without them, however.

    Apollo 

Apollo

Artemis' twin brother, the sun god.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: Oooh, boy. See Persephone's entry for more details.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Hermes 

Hermes

  • 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 chiselled physique.
  • Noodle Incident: He saw something involving Persephone that caused Demeter to bribe him to keep quiet about it.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Has a habit of showing up shirtless.
  • Psychopomp: Is currently employed by Hades to help collect souls, although he's fudging his numbers to look more impressive.
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    Thanatos 

Thanatos

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.
  • Jerkass: Is rather rude to Persephone and secretly had make-out sessions with his boss's girlfriend.
  • Psychopomp: His job is to collect souls of dead mortals.
  • The Slacker: Hades hired Apollo 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 over inflating his own collection numbers and making Thanatos look worse in comparison.

Nymphs

    Minthe 

Minthe

A nymph, and the current girlfriend of Hades.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • 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 from
    • While normally abrasive towards Hades, she has some legitimate and breaks down when she thinks he might be leaving her for Persephone.
  • Jerkass: Her "Stay mean, keep 'em keen" approach to dating.
  • Jerkass Woobie: While no one can argue that she's a sympathetic person, least of all herself, it's still hard not to feel bad for her when she believes her lover may drop her for another woman.
  • Gold Digger: Is one to Hades, although she does have legitimate feelings for him.
  • Pointy Ears: How nymphs are drawn.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Used to make out with Thanatos behind Hades' back but decided to end the relationship once she and Hades became an official couple.

    Thetis 

Thetis

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.
  • 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."
  • Jerkass:
    • Takes pleasure at the prospect of Hades leaving Minthe.
    • Has no issue the pain Zeus' cheating causes Hera, remarking that "crying is for wives."
  • Stepford Smiler: Is a lot nicer to Zeus to than Minthe is to Hades, but she is a lot more malevolent than Minthe.

Mortals

    Psyche 

Psyche

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.
  • 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.
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