History Headscratchers / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

8th Jul '17 8:56:48 AM nombretomado
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*** Possibly confirmed. I remember Grover saying the war was fought "mostly" between those factions, implying that it wasn't entirely-A vs. entirely-B. And TheOtherWiki does claim that Stalin was a son of Hades (not cited, though). No idea about Mussolini or Hirohito, though.

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*** Possibly confirmed. I remember Grover saying the war was fought "mostly" between those factions, implying that it wasn't entirely-A vs. entirely-B. And TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki does claim that Stalin was a son of Hades (not cited, though). No idea about Mussolini or Hirohito, though.
26th Jun '17 9:03:39 AM sugaricequeen
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** I remember it being established in ''The Demigod Diaries'' that Thalia's mother was a bit of a wreck, and that she sort of let being the secret lover of the king of the gods get to her head a little bit...It sort of undermines her responsibility to pin it on Hera when it was never suggested that that was the case.
25th Jun '17 6:05:42 PM Miumia
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24th Jun '17 9:59:57 AM sugaricequeen
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*** To be fair, Zeus in these books isn't synonymous with Zeus as he was in most of the myths. If he really does have any sort of a good side to him, Riordan hasn't really done a good job of showing the readers that. Zeus in the myths did questionable things because all of the gods did questionable things back then - it's how the Greeks imagined them to be - but even he wasn't without his good epithets back then.
22nd Jun '17 6:18:42 AM akanesarumara
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*** Well yes Prometheus was the one who created the first humans back during Kronos' rule, not the gods, that is true. Yet 1, Zeus (one of the worst ever offender in a pantheon of JerkassGods) actually did volunteer for the king of the universe title by agreeing to plot to kill his father and as mentioned, humans were already part of that deal at the time, and 2, after Zeus with some help created a huge flood it was Zeus who allowed the two survivors, Deucalion and Pyrrha, to repopulate the Earth by throwing rocks behind their backs which turned into humans (in some versions it was him that sent them to Delphi for the prophecy on how to do that).
21st Jun '17 1:41:05 AM akanesarumara
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*** Really? Thought more would have made the obvious jump to conclusion that the goddess whose day job it practically is to torture and kill her husband's paramours and lovechildren would have had something to do with the death of a woman who Zeus had a child with not once, but twice. Then again, by the point Beryl died, Hera did already take Jason, and it is specifically stated that Jason's life was sold to her to pacify her wrath, it's just never added whether it did manage to pacify her at the time or if the years gone by since then have done that.
18th Jun '17 11:33:29 AM sugaricequeen
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18th Jun '17 10:55:09 AM sugaricequeen
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** I've never heard it suggested anywhere that Hera was responsible for the death of Thalia's mother. If anyone actually believes that, they must be part of a very small minority.
10th Jun '17 3:25:40 AM akanesarumara
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**** The latter is pretty likely and could be done by Kronos too, as for the thunder when insulted or when trying to make a point of "watching you..." or like a clearing of a throat, my memory must be rusty cos I always remember that as being Zeus. (eg., Dionysus: "Only Zeus knows how many of the lesser gods went over to Kronos' side." *THUNDER* Dionysus: "SCRATCH THAT, not even ZEUS knows.")
10th Jun '17 3:20:14 AM akanesarumara
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* In Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Percy makes the excellent point that since Hercules had a well documented track record of unchecked temper flowing into violence, starting with beating a teached to death when he was ''twelve'', him killing Megara and their children might not have, in fact, been because of Hera driving him completely insane, and was more Hera calculatedly annoying him with the oracle about Hercules having to serve his royal cousin for an extended period of time until he was ready to snap at anyone in a fit of rage. Fair enough. Then in the sequel series we learn Thalia's mother met her death in a carcrash. Most to that say "uh-huh. Yeah. Car crash. Obviously Hera arranged it."- but did she really have to, when Beryl was already a known alcoholic? Did Hera even need to introduce Beryl to alcohol when we learn how obsessed with Zeus and full of herself Beryl was when she found out she managed to snatch the Lord of the skies himself?

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* In Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Percy makes the excellent point that since Hercules had a well documented track record of unchecked temper flowing into violence, starting with beating a teached to death when he was ''twelve'', him killing Megara and their children might not have, in fact, been because of Hera driving him completely insane, and was more Hera calculatedly annoying him with the oracle about Hercules having to serve his royal cousin for an extended period of time until he was ready to snap at anyone in a fit of rage. Fair enough. Then in the sequel series we learn Thalia's mother met her death in a carcrash. Most to that say "uh-huh. Yeah. Car crash. Obviously Hera arranged it."- but did she really have to, when Beryl was already a known alcoholic? Did Hera even need to introduce Beryl to alcohol when we learn how obsessed with Zeus and full of herself Beryl was when she found out she managed to snatch the Lord of the skies himself? Speaking of, how did she even find out? ZEUS of all people has a bad experience with his paramours learning who he is (just look at the pile of ashes that was Semele.)
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