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Purple, green, Hades, Persephone

“I got good marks in social science, bad marks in maths, my favorite color is green, and are you falling asleep with boredom yet?” - Adrian, Persephone's Orchard

I bet exactly no one has ever noticed this, but I have this color thing going on with the Hades and Persephone characters. I represent Hades with purple, because it's a dusk-sky color but also a royal/wealth color, and apparently was an expensive dye back in the day. Then I represent Persephone with green, because, well, that's a no-brainer in a spring goddess.

But I mixed and matched those to complement each other. So in the old days, Hades wears a dark purple cloak as befits his wealthy station, but Persephone chooses an amethyst (purple) from the Underworld gems to wear as a necklace, and violets are her favorite flower, and Hades wears a green rope belt. And in modern times, Sophie likes purple, the Hades color (I mention her cell phone case being purple, and so is her favorite sweater); and Adrian likes green, the Persephone color (he wears it sometimes, along with of course black).

Also I just like how green and purple look together. See also: Dionysos, purple grapes and green grapevines.


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Jan. 28th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
My favorite color combination.
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
Same! So pretty.
Jan. 28th, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)
Very pretty. I love violets.
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
Me too! They're gearing up to bloom here now.
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