by Arbetta / Andrea (http://arbetta.deviantart.com/)
Hades and Persephone
Sailor Pluto: Why Garnet?
Ever wondered what the word Garnet has to do with anything and always crops up with Pluto?
This is probably a sneaky bit of punnery on Naoko Takeuchi’s part.
The Japanese word for “Garnet" is 石榴石 (Zakuroishi) “Zakuro” meaning “pomegranate" and "ishi" meaning "stone”.
Pomegranates are associated with Hades (Pluto) and the Underworld through the story of Persephone. Persephone was abducted by Hades, when Persephone’s Mother Demeter found out she became depressed, the Gods demanded Persephone be released and Hades agreed, before she returned, he gave Persephone some pomegranate seeds which she ate, binding her to the Underworld forever, and she would have to stay there for a third of the year.
So basically the word “Garnet” is associated with Pluto’s never-ending mission as Soldier of Time-Space and the Underworld.
Trying out some designs for Persephone and Demeter.
Mercurio - Hermes
Hades to Nico, when he comes to know that his son has a crush on Percy! :D
Hades fears to never become grandfather, because his son is gay? ;’)
👑Dream a Princess Dream 👑
Modern Day Greek Gods - Interpretations of the Olympic Pantheon (plus a few more!)
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Holy crap! Finally finished, and here’s the masterpost! I’ve had so much fun with all of these. It was a great exercise in character design and I really got into it (lol originally I was only going to do Hera and Zeus). Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement on this project!
Now onto the next!
(also sorry because I know I’ve been spamming you with the last ones all day)