This is my depiction of Persephone and Hades. According to legend, Hades, the God of the Underworld kidnapped Persephone to be his bride. Whilst in captivity, Persephone ate some pomegranate seeds which resulted in winter every year.
Personally, I always thought that Persephone secretly loved Hades, and ran away with him. I painted her seductively and willingly take a bite out of the cursed pomegranate, while he holds her tightly and looks on behind her protectively. Behind him, the three headed dogs of hell, Cerberus, signifies the dark future in store for them both.
This painting is their misunderstood love story.