Artemis and Apollo had an unbreakable bond. The brother and sister loved each other so much that they would risk almost everything for each other. They had their disagreements, of course, but they would always work through it and forgive one another.
One day, Artemis was walking in a field when she heard Apollo arguing with another deep and dark voice. She hid behind a tree and listened. Suddenly, in a flash, the enraged god took Apollo away! They had just dissappeared.
Why can you not rise the sun for a single day? I need to prove to my brother Zeus that I am just as powerful as him, and I need my darkness to do that!
It's my duty to rise the sun! I will not betray it.
Hades has taken my brother away!
Artemis looked for Apollo everywhere, but she could not find him. She went back home and sat down, worried. Athena, Persephone, and Demeter saw her and came to see what the matter was.
Let's go to our father, Zeus. He will know what's happened.
Hades must have taken Apollo to the underworld!
On Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece...
After hearing where her brother was taken to, she was heartbroken. And, hearing that only she could save him made her very nervous. She was hesitant to go on a journey to the most dreaded place on Earth.
You are the only one who can save him!
Remember when Hades took me to the underworld and left my mother to weep? Well, I know that you are braver than Demeter. I will show you the directions to the underworld. You've been courageous so far, now you only have to take one more step and say that you will go to the underworld and save Apollo.
Artemis was very hesitant at first, and did not want to risk getting Apollo hurt if she got caught. But after hearing Persephone's words, she changed her mind and decided she would go.
Artemis was now in the underworld. Of course, there were obstacles that she needed to face. The first obstacle was Cerberus, the three-headed dog. She used an arrow and tricked the dog into playing fetch. After the dog was distracted, she proceeded to Charon. She successfully distracted him, too.
A soul has escaped the underworld! You have to go find it before it escapes!