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Destroyer of Light is a webcomic by A-gnosis that follows the experiences of Persephone, daughter of harvest goddess Demeter. In this version, Persephone is a bit darker than in other portrayals, the author draws on Orphic myths about Persephone, where she is not abducted to the underworld, but willingly goes there. Despite this, the overall tone of the webcomic is rather light-hearted, with the darkness more in the way Persephone is drawn than in her behaviour.

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  • Babies Make Everything Better: Demeter firmly believes this, and is horrified and disgusted when Hecate recounts the tale of a woman who aborted her child because she simply didn't want it, calling her a monster. Persephone agrees. Because she sees herself as a monster for doing the same thing.
  • Bi the Way: Demeter must have been intimate with a man in the past, but in the present she's shown to have a relationship with Hecate.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Persephone has these to highlight her darker personality.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Persephone is very dark, but decidedly not evil.
  • Glamorous Single Mother: Justified — Demeter raises Persephone on her own quite well. The fact that she's a goddess helps.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Played with. Persephone gets pregnant, and chooses to have an abortion. This is portrayed as morally neutral. It doesn't work as intended, however, and the embryo survives, because it's a god and thus cannot die. Persephone gets someone else do adopt it. Not weirder than the canon of Greek Mythology.
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  • Incest Is Relative: Almost all the gods are related in some way, so this naturally ensues.
  • My Beloved Smother: Demeter is very protective of her daughter, and not without reason, but it also proves a hindrance to Persephone when she wanted some time away so she could ask Zeus for an abortion.
  • Nature Lover: Demeter and Persephone, of course.
  • That Old-Time Prescription: Pennyroyal, the herb used in the abortion mentioned above, is this.
  • Transflormation: Zagreus transformed into a grapevine after being aborted.

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