The truth is, I was bored.
My mother blissing ahead of me, rosebuds rising in her footsteps,
And I skulking behind, thinking,
Oh look. She walks in beauty.
Her power could boil rivers, if she chose.
She doesn’t choose. She scatters
In alternate versions of The Rape of Persephone, she chose to run away. Like, she wasn’t actually forced, but western culture sorta focused in on the rape version cause the violent aspect of it. Persephone actually was in love with Hades, otherwise she wouldn’t have cursed Minthe to being a plant when Minthe tried to seduce/bang Hades. In some versions of the story she was wearing a crown of asphodel, the flower of the underworld, when she ran away. I like to think she chose to be with Hades and that they eloped.