Review: Goddess of the Underworld

Posted: 06/06/2015 in book reviews, books
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Goddess of the Underworld
Goddess of the Underworld by Aimee Carter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Before I start this review I need to clarify something. I see “mythology” as religion. Because it is in fact, religion. Typically it’s a religion that isn’t widely practised any more and potentially not practised at all. The term mythology also tends to be used for just about any religious practice that is not a branch of Christianity. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME USING THE PHRASE RELIGION/RELIGIOUS PRACTICE IN PLACE OF MYTHOLOGY DO NOT READ ANY OF MY REVIEWS FOR THIS SERIES.

This is Persephone’s story told by her point of view rather than everyone else’s point of view.

Rather than it be Hades sees Persephone in a field and takes her away and forces her to eat pomegranate seeds, Demeter gives birth to her and basically betroths her to Hades as a child. Persephone loves pomegranates though. That is explicitly stated that they are her favourite fruit. Eventually she meets Adonis who Aphrodite is also seeing and falls in love. Ares gets jealous and kills Adonis and Persephone petitions to give up her immortality to die and live with Adonis in the underworld after she sees how terrible his particular underworld is.

Persephone believes that if she dies that Adonis will join her in her version of the underworld in paradise. And she’s right he does join her after she’s granted her wish to die.

Persephone tells about her love affairs that she had during her 6 months aboveground before she met Adonis. And how it helped her to cope better to live with Hades for 6 months and how much she came to appreciate him.

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