The First to Pass

The first person to proceed while alive passed Cerberus

Was not a mortal out to complete a quest,

But the lovely Persephone, daughter of Demeter.

She was essentially the queen of the dead,

A victim of who returned out of forced trust.

 

Every year she was forced to return to this place

Because she had tasted the fruit when first there.

Now she was forced to come back for half of the year

To appease the wish of the king of the dead.

Every year she and Cerberus came face to face.

 

She is the only person whoever got to proceed

Without any intervention from this faithful dog.

She would return and he would step aside

As she walked through head held high.

Six months later, he did nothing her departure to impede.

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