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Theia Mania

Theia Mania

by agnosis
My own take on Greek mythology. Join Hermes, Hades, Persephone, Athena and the others as they try to deal with themselves, their complicated family and those strange humans.

NEKYIA: Inspired by “Menippus, A Necromantic Experiment” by Lucian. It introduces Hades, Hermes and the Underworld.

DADDY'S GIRL: The story about Athena’s “childhood” and her struggle to understand herself, her family and the world around her.

HERO BONES: A short story about Hermes, inspired by what the ancient Greeks thought about fossils and big bones found in the earth.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT: A story about abortion and motherhood from Persephone’s point of view, inspired by some myths from the Orphic tradition.

Some of the comics have some mature content, but nothing too explicit.

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Theia Mania

My own take on Greek mythology. Join Hermes, Hades, Persephone, Athena and the others as they try to deal with themselves, their complicated family and those strange humans.

NEKYIA: Inspired by “Menippus, A Necromantic Experiment” by Lucian. It introduces Hades, Hermes and the Underworld.

DADDY'S GIRL: The story about Athena’s “childhood” and her struggle to understand herself, her family and the world around her.

HERO BONES: A short story about Hermes, inspired by what the ancient Greeks thought about fossils and big bones found in the earth.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT: A story about abortion and motherhood from Persephone’s point of view, inspired by some myths from the Orphic tradition.

Some of the comics have some mature content, but nothing too explicit.

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The bull horns are not just a wink to the Minoan civilization. Dionysos was in fact sometimes associated with the bull. In Euripides’ play the Bacchae, he is called "the god with ox’s horns" (translated by Ian Johnston), and when king Pentheus sees him in his true form (I assume) he says:

"And you look like a bull leading me out here,
with those horns growing from your head.
Were you once upon a time a beast?
It’s certain now you’ve changed into a bull."
agnosis
August 11th, 2018
@AzrielEver: Haha, yeah! Also, Dionysos is a bit of an exhibitionist (since he is the god of theater, after all), and Persephone... is not.
AzrielEver
August 11th, 2018
Persephone: Where did you get this enthusiasm from? It sure as hell wasn’t me.

I’m dying.
agnosis
August 11th, 2018
@Ben: Oh, yeah, I understood that. ^^
agnosis
August 11th, 2018
@Ben: Thank you! I'm glad you like the way I'm portraying their relationship. "Awkwardly adorable" was pretty much what I had in mind.

I'm enjoying it, but the reading has been going quite slow. We had a heatwave over here for several weeks, which took most of my energy away (that's why the comic has been updated quite slowly lately). Now, thankfully, the weather is a bit cooler.
Good or the record I am aware that that’s Dionyosus up there and not Hades. I was talking about the realtionship in general.
I love the chemistry between Those Persephone and Hades. They are awakwardly adorable.

Also I thought i’d check in and make sure you are enjoying Campione as well.
@Okotari: Apparently! Right?
@Okotari: Ah, yes... That could have worked as well.
@Okotari: Maybe extroverted was not quite the right word. I meant that most interpretations of Persephone I had seen (at least back then) was the Persephone that is more outgoing than her mother allows her to be. Someone who wants to meet new people and see new places. Someone who is more socially competent than Hades.

Thank you! :)
@JT: BWA-HA-HA-HA! I’m from the future, where we no longer have to wait for updates! Marvel at my time-related advantage!



...for this comic anyway.
Love Hestia’s face here; so much dialogue in one expression.
@bbb35: the earth-shaker’s bravery has never had a match in Olympus. His self preservation instinc, as a side effect, has some serious shortfalls...
Interesting, ok, that makes sense, thanks a lot for the clarification ^^
@agnosis: his reaction could be even more appropriate if he was indeed not of the same culture as the Greeks, but had some trade with them; consider that if he was Greek maybe he would be intimidated but also he would know he was fair and mostly uninterested in live people. If you only heard his name as curses, you would not only be scared, but shocked seeing him seated by the cloud-gatherer and the earth-shaker.
@agnosis: have most interpretations you have seen really been extroverts? I mean, the sweet I get, but most everything I remember about her includes not really socializing with anyone except Artemis, her mom or her husband.

Although I admit I have found very few Greek-mythology-inspired works that haven’t changed almost all of it.

To be honest I’m impressed with your version of almost all the gods: with the exception of a few minor details and your obvious creative licence, it’s the closest to the personalities in he mythsi have read so far.
@Okotari: It depends on the universe, witchcraft was the HARMFUL use of magic, while SORCERY was the use of magic to help people. As stated in this greek mythology booke, the Furies, written by Bernard Evislin.

And some, yes, witches were those who made demon pacts, while Sorceresses learned to harness their inner, or inherited magic and could bind demons.
@Okotari: Oh, yeah, the story about Minthe... XD Well, according to one version it was actually Demeter who turned her into mint, not Persephone.

Thank you! Glad you enjoy the comic. :)
Kagutsuchi
Reminds me of the Shinto god of fire: when he was born he burned his mother izanami who died from the wounds. His father in his grief cut him up into twenty-something pieces... but since he was immortal, all the pieces became the different “aspects” of fire, such as fire for cooking, for reading, for warmth or for destruction. No idea why he was immortal and his mother wasn’t though.
@agnosis: I think the most complicated part is accounting for all the different situations in a given context.
I am in favor of the option of having safe, legal abortion available always. I’m not always in agreement with the reason for the abortion, but I can empathize somewhat anyway.
I think most of the time adoption would be preferable, but even without taking the pregnancy itself into account (which of course is also important), adoption is sometimes really complicated... i live in Mexico, and the option does exist, but it is such an intrictated, outdated mess of a sistem that it often creates unnecessary hardships for the adoptee.