Lore Olympus: Your Complete Guide to the Webtoon Comic Now Graphic Novel Series

Lore Olympus is the widely popular romance webtoon comic by artist Rachel Smythe that is a modern retelling of the story and relationship between the Greek goddess Persephone and the Greek God Hades.

Lore Olympus began in March 2018 on Webtoon and is now in its third season with over 240 episodes and 1.3 billion viewers.

In 2021, Lore Olympus won the 2021 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Graphic Novel and Comic and was awarded Digital Book of the Year in the 2021 Harvey Awards.

The webtoon comic became available in book form as a romance graphic novel series in 2021 and will soon become an animated TV series.

Check out all the Lore Olympus books in order and frequently asked questions in this complete guide to the series below and stay tuned as more are released.

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Lore Olympus Books in Order:

Lore Olympus Books in Order With Publisher Descriptions:

Lore Olympus Volume One is book one in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus: Volume One
by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Webtoon Episodes 1-25

Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she’s allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods.

When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld.

Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place—and her own power.

This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-winning webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

This volume collects episodes 1–25 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Lore Olympus Volume Two is book two in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus: Volume Two
by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Webtoon Episodes 26–49

Persephone was ready to start a new life when she left the mortal realm for Olympus.

However, she quickly discovered the dark side of her glamorous new home—from the relatively minor gossip threatening her reputation to a realm-shattering violation of her safety by the conceited Apollo—and she’s struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods.

Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld.

As the pair are drawn ever closer, they must untangle the twisted webs of their past and present to build toward a new future. 
 
This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-winning webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

This volume collects episodes 26–49 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Lore Olympus Volume Three is book three in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus: Volume Three
by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Webtoon Episodes 50-75

All of Olympus—and the Underworld—are talking about the God of the Dead and the sprightly daughter of Demeter.

But despite the rumors of their romance, Hades and Persephone have plenty to navigate on their own.

Since coming to Olympus, Persephone has struggled to be the perfect maiden goddess. Her attraction to Hades has only complicated the intense burden of the gods’ expectations.

And after Apollo’s assault, Persephone fears she can no longer bury the intense feelings of hurt and love that she’s worked so hard to hide.
 
As Persephone contemplates her future, Hades struggles with his past, falling back into toxic habits in Minthe’s easy embrace.

With all the mounting pressure and expectations—of their family, friends, and enemies—both Hades and Persephone tell themselves to deny their deepest desires, but the pull between them is too tempting, too magnetic. It’s fate.
 
This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-winning webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.


This volume collects episodes 50–75 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Lore Olympus Volume four is book four in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus: Volume Four
by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Webtoon Episodes 76-102

The rumor mill of Olympus is constantly churning, but Persephone and Hades are all anyone can talk about.

With the constant gossip creating intense pressure on the pair, they decide to slow down their budding romance and focus on sorting out their own issues first.
 
But that’s easier said than done. 
 
Hades struggles to find support in his personal life, with Zeus trivializing his feelings and Minthe resorting to abusive patterns in their relationship.

And while Hades tries to create healthier boundaries where he can—like finally putting a stop to his sporadic, revenge-fueled hookups with Hera—he still feels lonely and adrift.
 
Persephone feels equally ostracized as her classmates shun her for her connection to Hades, and she can find no refuge at home, with Apollo constantly dropping by unannounced and pushing his unwelcome advances.

And on top of it all, the wrathful god of war, Ares, has returned to Olympus to dredge up his sordid history with the goddess of spring, threatening to surface Persephone’s dark and mysterious past and ruin her tenuous position in the land of the gods. 
 
Despite agreeing to take it slow, Persephone and Hades find themselves inextricably drawn toward each other once more amid the chaos. The pull of fate cannot be denied.
 
This edition of Rachel Smythe’s original Eisner-winning webcomic Lore Olympus features exclusive behind-the-scenes content and brings the Greek pantheon into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.
 
This volume collects episodes 76–102 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Lore Olympus Volume Five is book five in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus: Volume Five
by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Webtoon Episodes 103-126

It is Persephone’s birthday, and she receives the ultimate gift: Hades confesses his desire for her, leading to their first kiss.

But that doesn’t necessarily make things easier for the goddess of spring, who is still in over her head in gossip-driven Olympus.

Persephone feels intense guilt over the official breakup between Hades and Minthe, she is struggling to find her footing in her fast-paced job, and—worst of all—the shades of her past are slowly coming to light.
 
After an unexpected encounter with Apollo, Persephone flees into the depths of the Underworld. Concerned for her safety and determined to find her, Hades must team up with Artemis, Eros, and Hera, but they’re working against a ticking clock.

Zeus knows about the bloody secret in Persephone’s past, and now the furious king of the gods will stop at nothing to bring her to justice.
 
This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner Award–winning webcomic Lore Olympus features exclusive behind-the-scenes content and brings the Greek pantheon into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.
 
This volume collects episodes 103–126 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Lore Olympus Volume Six is book six in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus: Volume Six
by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus Webtoon Episodes 127–152

Chaos reigns in Olympus as Zeus publicly declares Persephone a traitor and issues a warrant for her arrest. But Hades defies his brother’s decree, sheltering Persephone in the Underworld—and as the pair spend more time together, they are able to speak openly about their pasts. The goddess of spring admits the truth behind the bloody secret that led to Zeus’s ire, and the king of the Underworld shares the trauma he suffered at the hands of his power-hungry father, Kronos.

But as Hades and Persephone’s relationship grows stronger, others begin to fall apart. The bond between Hades and Zeus is stretched to its limit, threatening to fracture the peace between their realms. Persephone and Artemis’s friendship hangs by a thread as the goddess of the hunt slowly uncovers the vile truth about her twin, Apollo. A line is being drawn in the heavens, putting everyone’s loyalties into question as all the gods are forced to choose sides.

And as the cracks in the foundation of the pantheon spread, something darker and more earth-shattering might soon be released.

This volume collects episodes 127–152 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

The Lore Olympus 3-Book Box Set is available to get the first three volumes in the Lore Olympus series. Check out the complete guide to Lore Olympus on She Reads Romance Books.

Lore Olympus 3 Book Box Set

An ingenious take on the Greek Pantheon, Lore Olympus is a modern update on the story of Hades and Persephone.

Follow the propulsive love story of two Greek gods, told with lavish artwork and contemporary sensibilities.

This full-color boxed set contains the first three volumes in Smythe’s Eisner Award-winning webcomic: Lore Olympus: Volume One, Lore Olympus: Volume Two, and Lore Olympus: Volume Three.

Featuring the original hardcover editions and beautiful boxed case art from Smythe, these sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novels bring Greek mythology into the modern age.
 
This boxed set collects episodes 1–75 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lore Olympus:

Is Lore Olympus a Graphic Novel Series?

Yes! Lore Olympus is now available as a romance graphic novel series.

According to Penguin Random House, the Lore Olympus books are a full-color graphic novel adaptation of the Webtoon comic by the same name from creator Rachel Smythe. The artwork remains unaltered but has been reorganized into a graphic novel layout.

Volume One collects episodes 1-25 of the Webtoon comic. Volume Two collects episodes 26-49. Volume Three collects episodes 50-75. Volume Four collects episodes 76-102. Volume Five collects episodes 103-126. Volume Six collects episodes 127-152.

What is the Recommended Age Rating for Lore Olympus?

The Lore Olympus series is recommended for ages 14+.

Who are the Lore Olympus Characters?

Lore Olympus is a modern retelling of the Hades & Persephone love story in Greek mythology so the Lore Olympus webtoon and graphic novel series features many Greek gods and goddesses including: Hades, Persephone, Hera, Zeus, Hecate, Eros, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Artemis, Ares, Poseidon, Hermes, Aphrodite, Psyche, Hephaestus, Hestia, Minthe, Eris, Thanatos, Dionysus and many others.

Are There LGBTQ+ Characters in Lore Olympus?

Yes, there are LGBTQ+ characters featured in the Lore Olympus series as the love story between Hestia and Athena is included.

Is Lore Olympus Coming to An End?

We can assume that Lore Olympus is going to reach its end as writer Rachel Smythe has said that she has an ending already in mind. Stay tuned!

Are There Exclusive Covers for Lore Olympus?

Yes! Barnes & Noble has published exclusive covers of the Lore Olympus books.

Is Lore Olympus Going Being Made Into a TV Series?

It was announced in 2019 that Netflix secured the rights to Lore Olympus to adapt the webtoon into a TV series, but no word has been released since on the status of this project.

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