Hades was constantly after her and all things of her likeness. For this reason, neither Hades nor Axelia were punished and Aphrodite nullified the poison for a time.
But the poison began to run thick again when Hades first laid his cold onyx eyes on Persephone, Daughter of the goddess Demeter and goddess of the spring.
As she was picking flowers one morning, a vast fissure- like depression in the earth opened and Hades’ black stallions and chariot ascended, captured Persephone, and returned to the Underworld, the poison again running thick in his veins, but not making him infatuated with the same one who had initially poisoned him.
Axelia was away, this time gaining wisdom from the great Athena.
As she descended back to the place she called home, she met Hermes, who had just delivered a soul to the Underworld.
“Happy news, I have not for you, Axelia. Another sits on your throne in your place in master Hades’ Realm of the dead.”
“But surely you are mistaken, Hermes, I am the one who sits beside Hades in his throne room, and I alone.”
“Believe what you wish, but it is the truth that I speak on this occasion.”
It was definitely something nonpareil if Hermes told the truth, as every one knows that he was a patron of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights and measures, oratory, literature, athletics and thieves, and known for his cunning and shrewdness.
Axelia rushed down to the throne room, only to find that the ravishing Persephone had taken her place and was wearing her crown of raven roses. All Axelia could manage to stammer was “H-h-h-ow could-d-d y-y-you?” before quickly traversing out of the room and to the miry banks of the River Styx. Just as Charon was approaching on his barge, Axelia nearly vaulted into the swirling glacial waters. And Charon’s protests went in vain as a moment later, Axelia shattered the crystalline swells. Charon dived in after her, but was dilatory. The life had escaped her body, and Axelia was once again a cold and lifeless statue.
part four in hades’ epic love story/ nighmare… for the god of the dead, he sure is emotional… not done just yet9 one or two more parts left?)