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Queen of the Dead 7

posted 30th Dec 2020, 5:51 PM

Queen of the Dead 7
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30th Dec 2020, 5:51 PM

agnosis

About two months have passed since the events in my previous comic Anthesteria, when Persephone finally was more honest about her wish not to have children and how she felt suffocated by the constant focus on fertility and childbirth in the world around her. Demeter was quite shocked and they haven’t really talked about it properly.

Mormo and Lamia were some kind of ghosts or demons who were believed to kill babies and women in childbirth. They had once been ordinary women who killed their own children. There was also a third, Gello, who died as an unmarried virgin. According to Restless Dead by Sarah Iles Johnston, it was not by marriage per se but rather by childbirth and nurture that a female was understood to have fulfilled her obligations to the family. So Gello, Mormo, and Lamia sort of represented what would happen to those women who failed or refused.

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31st Dec 2020, 1:45 AM

Jordan179

But of course there's a few BIG things Kore is not mentioning. On purpose and understandably. Relating to her seduction by one god, birth of another god, and (considerably more mutual) love with a third god.

If you follow any version of the legend, Demeter would not take ANY of this well.

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31st Dec 2020, 5:34 PM

agnosis

Yes, she might need to tell her mother this, or at least some of it, eventually.

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31st Dec 2020, 1:46 AM

Jordan179

Oh and Kore has awesome body hair.

Which I've always found strangely attractive in a woman. My wife has feet almost like a Hobbit's.

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31st Dec 2020, 5:39 PM

agnosis

Glad you like it! I'm quite fond of body hair myself and I had never seen a version of Persephone with body hair, so I decided to give my Persephone some.

Oh, Hobbit's feet... How cute! ^^

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