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I'm a Swedish comics creator who have drawn comics and written stories since I was a child. My main interest besides comics is greek mythology, which inspires many of my own comics. I've also done historical as well as realistic and autobiographical comics. I publish my own fanzine, Agnosis. Some of my inspiration comes from Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze), Tinet Elmgren (Driftwood) and Sussie Bech (Nofret).

Other interests are religion/mythology, history, literature, philosophy and drinking tea. I listen mostly to synth and chiptunes and am very fond of old 8-bit video games.
  • Real Name
    Li Österberg
  • Gender
    Female
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@RazorD9: Too bad they didn't have chocolate. Who wouldn't be appeased by chocolate. ;)
The incantation that Persephone is chanting really goes like this:

Go away strix, you night-wandering one;
go away from the people,
you bird whose name is not to be mentioned.
Go away upon swift ships.

It was recorded by the first-century BCE author Verrius Flaccus. I took away the word strix (a female ghost who attacks women and children) since I don’t want to confuse the reader with too many ancient Greek words (though I must admit I love throwing them around).
“The myth goes on to say, as she was hanging herself, Erigone cursed the Athenians, condemning all their daughters to "swing” just as she was swinging from the tree. Athenian virgins then began to kill themselves in droves. To stop the suicides, and at the advice of Delphi, the Athenians then instituted the rite of the Aiora (“Swinging”), in which girls fulfilled the letter if not the spirit of Erigone’s curse by swinging on chairs suspended from trees by ropes in much the same manner as children now swing. Indeed, in vase paintings of the scene, the activity looks rather playful. The Aiora was celebrated on the third and final day of the Anthesteria.“ (Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece by Sarah Iles Johnston)

In my version this happened several hundred years ago. Of course Hades noticed that there was something very strange about this sudden wave of suicides, but he assumed that it was one of the gods who had cursed the Athenians, not a restless dead. And the dead girls were too confused to tell what really had happened. So when Erigone’s latest victim somehow managed to remember her name (because she still manages to infect young women a little now and then, even if her curse is broken), Hades thought that Erigone had appeared quite recently and didn’t connect her with that suicide wave some centuries ago. I really hope this isn’t too confusing. ^^

… Hades likes to complain about his family. They actually aren’t quite as horrible as he says (not all the time, anyway).
@RazorD9: Hades is attracted to her too, he's just better at ignoring it. ^^

Oh, I'm sure he would...
@AzrielEver: Thanks! I remember that I tried to draw her a bit cat-like (which is kinda the same as elf-like).
@AzrielEver: Hehe, thanks! I grew up with ten younger siblings, so I have seen a lot of newborn babies. ^^
@AzrielEver: Thank you!

Oh, yeah, I have seen that post! XD
While my version of Hades is demisexual (which means that he doesn’t experience sexual attraction unless he forms a strong emotional connection with someone), my version of Persephone is not. She can be sexually attracted to total strangers and to people that she doesn’t even like that much. Actually, she doesn’t like people easily, so most people fall under that latter category. Hades is the first one that she both likes and is attracted to.
@RazorD9: Maybe not. But if you're dating the god of the dead it's quite easy to run into these things. ;)
@AzrielEver: I bet you do. Grandma clothes are great.
@AzrielEver: It's not the start of the Trojan War, if that is what you think. I guess Eris simply likes to use apples. ^^
@Snowwater: Thank you! I'm happy you like my comic and my take on the Greek gods. <3 I hope that I will be able to update the comic a bit more regularly soon. The script is quite difficult to write, so sometimes it can take me a while to figure out the next page.
@RazorD9: Hestia doesn't speak much of course, but she has a very warm personality so it's always nice to be around her (not to mention all the delicious food and cookies that you get to taste). ^^
Demeter and Hades are not close. Just like Zeus, Hera and Poseidon, Demeter sees Hades as pretty weird, frustratingly introverted and cold at times, but reliable and possessing some admirable qualities. I imagine that they once had a fight when they were younger and Demeter wanted Hades to return her dead lover Iasion to her, which Hades refused since it was against the rules and he had to remain impartial. But she doesn’t hate him or anything like that.
@bbb35: Hm... I have to confess that I haven't really thought about this. You're right that she should be immortal, but I imagine that their marriage wasn't so very happy, so they are probably not seeing each other anymore.
@bbb35: She usually isn't right behind him when he's about to cheat.

In my version Minos wasn't really cursed. His wife only SAID that she had cursed him, and Minos didn't dare to do anything in case it was actually true.
@bbb35: Mostly embarrassing, none of them were aggressive, but I still think that people are a bit scary when they're drunk.
@bbb35: Nyx creeps him out because she's so very old and powerful, and seems to be able to reproduce without a man. Probably also because she's an Underworld goddess.
@bbb35: That part is indeed quite creepy.