I recently came upon a WebToon titled Lore Olympus. Some of my friends have been raving about it for awhile, thanks to a snow day, I gave in and quickly caught up in one day. I should have known that I would love the series. I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology and Persephone’s story is one of my favorites. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Lore Olympus is, specifically, the story of how Persephone and Hades came to be married. It shows how all of the various gods, goddesses, nymphs, and other beings, both mythological and mortal, interact with each other. Even though Persephone and Hades are the main characters, you will also see Artemis, Apollo, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and many others. Rachel Smythe tells the story in a slightly different manner from what we are used to. Many of the gods aren’t related in order to avoid all of the incest goings-on. Also, Hades doesn’t outright kidnap Persephone. It’s a more romantic plot. Think of it as a sort of soap opera, which is appropriate for Greek mythology.
Currently, there are 49 episodes in the series. New episodes are uploaded every Sunday. It won’t take you very long to catch up to the current episode and the story is extremely intriguing. I can almost guarantee that you will love the story just as much as I do. It’s a MUST read.