Rachel Smith Lower Olympus Returning from his mid-season break on WEBTOON, the story slowly ignites as tensions grow between Zeus and the other gods over Persephone’s punishment.
Aside from the tensions, fans were treated to a post-time skip as questions like the fate of Daphne and Minty, which were hot topics of the mid-season break, were answered. Here is a summary of some of the key questions answered in recent chapters.
How long is Persephone in the human world?
In the mid-season finale, Persephone and Demeter received judgment and punishment for their crimes. Demeter is banished to the human world and stripped of her powers. Persephone must continue her duties as goddess of spring and as goddess of the harvest and the land. You must fulfill all these duties in order to meet the expectations of Zeus.
In the mid-season premiere, fans discover that ten years have passed, and Zeus has yet to finish Persephone’s sentence.
What happened to Menth?
Prior to meeting Persephone, Hades had a frequent relationship with his employee, Minthe. When Hades realizes his feelings for Persephone, he ends his relationship with Mint even though she had feelings for him.
Soon, Persephone overheard the conversation of Minthe and Hades. Persephone learns that it was Minthe who told her and Demeter to Zeus about the catastrophe that had occurred in the human world. Persephone angrily chases after Minty, only to accidentally turn her into a potted plant. Due to unstable forces, Persephone was unable to return Mint to her original body.
When Zeus announced the punishment of Persephone, one of the criteria was to return the Menthe. Although Persephone was able to turn her back to her original body, it did not meet Zeus’ expectations because, upon inspection, Mint happened to have a pimple that day, meaning her body was untouched.
Will Daphne return?
Daphne is a nymph and one of Persephone’s friends who started dating Thanatos. One day in the realm of the dead, the two promise to spend their evening together, but Daphne does not show up to meet Thanatos.
The reason for her absence is because of Apollo. Daphne encounters Apollo in the woods, is shot by an arrow of hate by Ampelus, and reveals the truth to Daphne about what he did to Persephone. Ampelus used the arrow because she hoped that Artemis would see the true nature of her brother, but it turned out to be a disaster because Daphne became the one who saw the true nature of Apollo. Apollo pursues Daphne to prevent her from telling the truth to everyone. Apollo caught her, and Daphne eventually turned into a statue in slumber.
It was not clear how Daphne returned to her original body. However, readers see her spending time with Persephone in the human world.
Who stood with Persephone in the human world?
While in the Mortal Realm, there were quite a few gods and goddesses who stood by Persephone. It’s alluded to in a photo where Daphne praises Persephone for her work in the human world. These individuals are Helios, Thanatos, Eris, and Artemis. Viewers can only speculate that Helios and Eris sided with Persephone because she came to their aid when they needed help. As for Thanatos, he may have resided in the realm of death because Daphne is there.
Artemis decided to move to the human world out of guilt and betrayal. Left in the dark, she does not know that she is the daughter of Zeus; However, her twin brother Apollo and her mother Leto learned about this. During the ceremony to announce herself as the daughter of Zeus, she asked Zeus if she could move into the realm of the dead as she wished because she believed her place was with her friend Persephone. Zeus grants her this wish, which leads to Artemis becoming the goddess of hunting and protector of young women.
Who stood with Hades in the underworld?
When Zeus announced his punishment against Persephone and Demeter, he also announced that the realm of the dead would be closed from Olympus and the underworld. His decision led to chaos among the gods and goddesses. Hades, along with Hecate and Hermes, decided to leave Olympus and return to the underworld, severing ties with Zeus.
Hecate sided with Hades out of loyalty and because she was very close friends with Persephone while in the underworld. In addition, Hecate wants Persephone and Hades to be a couple. Hermes is also a close friend of Persephone, but the reason for breaking off relations with Zeus is personal. By closing off the world of humans to the gods, Hermes is unable to visit his mortal mother, which makes him upset and decides to leave Olympus.
Lower Olympus Fans may still have some other burning questions about the story and their favorite characters. We hope these questions will be answered later in this series.
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