Webtoon|Lore Olympus — A Modern Take at Greek Mythology

Webtoon|Lore Olympus — A Modern Take at Greek Mythology

Hihi BAYOG Fam!~ I’m covering another webtoon today. I apologize on the delay for the Home Sweet Home posts. I’m working on it, but I Just haven’t had time to watch the playthrough… OTL I promise I’m still working on that though. Anway, today is a Webtoon Sunday. Those who know me know that I absolutely love the supernatural, mythology, and different kinds of lore. When I was in school I loved covering  Greek Mythology in literature classes. So I was surprised and instantly interested in a webtoon called Lore Olympus. You can find it on LINE Webtoons [HERE].

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe is a webtoon that’s been published on LINE Webtoons since March 2018. Again, I always had an interest in Greek mythology. So I was instantly drawn to this series when it was first published. What makes it especially interesting is that it’s a modern spin on the Greek gods and mythology. 

SYNOPSIS (from LINE Webtoons):
Friends, gossip, parties, and of course love. A modern retelling of The Taking of Persephone.

So as you can tell, this series focuses on Hades and Persephone as your lead characters. Again, it’s a modern take on the story of Hades and Persephone; As well as Greek mythology in general. Zeus is the promiscuous King of Olympus. While Hades rules the Underworld. However, it looks like the Underworld is being run like a company. The gods are like famous celebrities and socialites. They have parties and have well known reputations. 

I do like this presentation of the characters though. The characters (specifically Persephone and Hades) are made to be very endearing. They almost feel very relatable. Hades is known as this cold guy, but he’s actually a nice dude. He’s practically a gentleman. Especially when you compare him to his brothers. The dude just wants to be loved. Persephone is known as a bright and fluffy cinnamon roll. However, she feels overwhelmed by other mother Demeter. So she’s out on her own for the first time. She’s dealing with anxiety and pressure. She doesn’t feel like she really fits in. However, she seems really comfortable around Hades. It’s really sweet. It makes them seem almost human, and it can be pretty relatable at times. It’s not just Persephone and Hades though. Everyone has a very distinct kind of personality in this modern take. I find it really interesting. It’s relatable, yet also funny at times.

However, SPOILERS: not everything is cute and happy in the webtoon. If you’re familiar with Greek mythology, you’ll be familiar with some of the content and background. I will warn you there’s a part that does basically deal with sexual trauma. It’s pretty real. I know anyone who’s dealt with sexual harassment or assault (pretty common — I’ve been through it too) really felt that particular chapter. So trigger warning before you start the series.

I also have to say that I really loved the art style and the coloring. The art has a very unique look, and I’m totally into it. I also love how colors play both big and subtle parts in the story. It sets the atmosphere and mood. Not only that, it also plays into the characters and their personalities as well.

Anyway, I hope you’re able to take chance to read this! Let me know what you think!

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