Date of Submission
Project Advisor 1
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College
Nectar of the Sleepless Dead is a retelling of the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone set in the world of a Gothic monster novel where godhood comes at a high price and many seek their immortality through unsavory means. The social order of Olympia is thrown into chaos when Hades, the greatly feared ruler of the Necropolis, makes his first public appearance since wartime with unknown motives. Kore, daughter of Demeter, has been living a double life under the pseudonym "Persephone" and soon finds herself caught between three conflicting paths. Will she heed her mother's wishes and avoid the marriage market to stay at home to carry on the family craft? Will she follow in the footsteps of her friend Artemis and join the maiden order of huntresses who protect the city from unspeakable threats at night? Or will her strange kinship with Hades blossom into something more?
Open Access Agreement
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
McNally, Grace Frances, "Nectar of the Sleepless Dead" (2022). Senior Projects Spring 2022. 252.
This work is protected by a Creative Commons license. Any use not permitted under that license is prohibited.