The story about how Hades kidnapped Persephone when she was picking flowers? Totally false! Zeus made that story up to make himself look better. What else would you expect from a total myth-o-maniac? The truth is, Persephone was trying to escape her overprotective mother, Demeter. King Hades, Ruler of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight. According to Hades, god of the Underworld, the myth of how Persephone became Queen of the Underworld is nothing but a lie told by his brother, Zeus. Hades' story of how it happened is lively, funny, and not like the familiar myth.