|“||Persephone barely told anybody anything even when it wasn't a secret.||”|
—The Raven Boys
Biography[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
Persephone met Maura Sargent and Calla Johnson while hitchhiking to Henrietta, many years before Maura and Artemus' daughter, Blue, had even been born. Eventually, she moved into 300 Fox Way with them; their household quickly expanded to include fellow female psychics: some friends, some family. She was also working on a PhD of some sort and had a lover with a mysterious but possibly unfortunate fate.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue[edit | edit source]
After Adam made his pact with Cabeswater, Persephone begins teaching him how to control his newfound powers and explore his status as a "magician". Often, the meaning of her lessons are difficult to discern; however, everything she says has a purpose.
Days later, Adam and Persephone meet at a general store on the outskirts of Henrietta. When Adam pries for information on Maura, Persephone is vague and elusive. She begins telling him about the power the number three holds, and reveals to him that she had hoped he might be able to "replace" Maura, in Persephone and Calla's psychic trinity; however, Adam insists that he would never be able to. As Adam grows more frustrated with Persephone, she hands him three dollars, sending him into the store to buy her a soda. When he returns, she is gone; he asks the clerk if she had seen anyone leave, however, she replies that there was no one with him, to begin with.
Adam returns to 300 Fox Way, and — with the help of Calla and Blue — scries to find Persephone's location, discovering that it is the highest point in the house. The three rush to the attic; however, they find Persephone in a crumpled heap between Neeve's mirrors, dead. They assume that she was trying to scry for Maura's location—an act which, ultimately, cost her her life.
Later, Persephone's death is "all over" the newspapers in Henrietta; the women of 300 Fox Way discover that her surname was, "Poldma", and Blue remarks that they did not even know that fact about her.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Persephone is a very quiet and mysterious person. She is seen as "odd" because her personality reflects both youthfulness and great wisdom and age. She is often a mediating force among the women of 300 Fox Way.
Physical description[edit | edit source]
She has a large "cloud" of pale blonde hair, which reaches the back of her thighs in length. She normally wears dresses, "elaborate, frothy creations or quizzical smocks", paired with plaid tights or crocheted leggings. The irises of her eyes are a "true mirror" of black, with her pupils "hidden" in darkness. After Adam begins working with her and becomes balanced with the ley line, he realizes that her ‘black’ is actually a reflection of all colors, that her eyes aren’t black at all.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Raven Boys (first appearance)
- The Dream Thieves
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue (last appearance)
- The Raven King (mentioned)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Maggie Stiefvater[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She needs loud music and snacks to work on her P.h.D. thesis.
- She hates high-pitched, loud sounds.
- She knits, having made both Blue and Gwenllian a sweater.
- She makes alcoholic drinks with too much vodka, because her hand always "slips".
- She likes making sugary foods, notably baking pies, which Blue remarks is a very involved task.