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Anthesteria 83

posted 27th Aug 2020, 7:16 PM

Anthesteria 83
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27th Aug 2020, 7:16 PM


According to the myth, it was Pan who happened to find Demeter when he was roaming the mountains of Arkadia. Pan told Zeus, who sent the Moirai (the Fates) to the angry and grieving goddess. Demeter listened to the Moirai and restored the earth’s fertility. After that Persephone is not mentioned again, which is a further indication that the two stories (Demeter’s search for Persephone and Arion’s conception) originally didn’t belong together.

I couldn’t use Pan in my version since he is not born yet when this takes place. And I wanted to leave it open whether the Moirai really exist or not. Some believe they do, others don’t, but no one has really seen them. This may seem like an odd decision of me, considering that the world of Greek mythology is pretty much ruled by destiny, but I think it makes my stories more interesting to add this uncertainty. And of course, to have Hekate in this story was a great way to show how her friendship (and later romance) with Demeter started.

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