Lore Olympus

Ch: 257+
2018 - ?
4.2 out of 5 from 1,504 votes
Rank #883
Lore Olympus

Witness what the gods do…after dark. The friendships and the lies, the gossip and the wild parties, and of course, forbidden love. Because it turns out, the gods aren’t so different from us after all, especially when it comes to their problems. Stylish and immersive, this is one of mythology’s greatest stories -- The Taking of Persephone -- as it’s never been told before.

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I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. This series invalidates everything that we've gone through, by putting a tidy little bow on it and having a big strong man come in and fix it.  This should come as obvious, but there are going to be mentions of rape and some spoilers in this review. My main issue is with the story. Everyone and their mom is doing a "modern retelling" of Greek mythology, and they forget that these "characters" developed in the mythos of a much different culture with different values, and on top of that, they throw each and every character into a stereotypical archetype. Example: Zeus is a regular playboy Hugh Hefner, Hades is tall, dark, and brooding like every romantic interest in the movies as of late, and Persephone is just an innocent little bean. The worst offense is that like so many webcomics have done recently, the author made the choice to center the young and naive female lead's character development completely around being raped. As if being raped somehow equates to becoming a woman as quickly and dramatically as possible. It's a disgusting and lazy trope that needs to die. Additionally, the author is completely unfaithful to the original myths and lore of the Greek dieties. They're only alike in name and "status", but otherwise have nothing in common with their namesake. And to make matters worse, the art gets old really quickly, as each character is monochromatic. It's a nice stark contrast for a title page or a cover, but all the way through a series? Real boring, real fast.  TLDR: Disgusting, unoriginal, and unfaithful to the tales.

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