Olympians' Trial: Demeter
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One of the transcripts of the Trial of the Olympians that decided Asterion's fate.
Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest, voted against Asterion.
"Oh dear. Pardon me, Athena darling, I dozed off when you were arguing your point. Frightfully sorry, it is the age. I did catch Hades' letter, however, and what he said bothered me a tad.
So, I — Zeus, yes, I will say it as many times as I damn want and you will listen. So, my daughter, Persephone — Hades thinks he can just take her to his grimy underworld and it is all fine? So he can take whoever he damn pleases, just like that, but we cannot do a thing about his boys?
Oh, no, I do not buy that. He takes and takes mortals and gods alike, his hunger never ends, and we are supposed to sit here and do nothing? What loss does he know?
Here is my vote: take the boy, Athena. At least for a while, to teach Hades what it is like to lose."