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.