History Headscratchers / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

23rd Jan '17 9:24:12 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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*** Okay, even if that's the case, it'd be nice if there were something in ''the books'' to back it up. It's harder to swallow when there's no evidence of it, since the "Olympians are jerks" argument is used on almost everything else."
28th Dec '16 8:39:36 AM seekquaze1
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*** The same Zeus who destroyed an entire city for the king alone insulting him, another for a queen's foolish boast, treated Percy's birth as a major issue while ignoring Thalia, willing to watch his kingdom crumble rather than ask for help, and whose general drove many demigods and minor gods including former allies into joining the army of the Titans. Yes, Zeus at least at some of the others of the 12 are that low. Given minor gods a cabin and not Hades would be an insult Hades would not ignore. Easier to give only the 12 cabins on the grounds they are the rulers and ignore everyone else. Like most things with Zeus, the barrier has to be put in context. It saves Thalia from Hades, honors her death, and more importantly makes Zeus look good while claiming to do something for all the children while not doing that much. That improves Zeus' self-image which is what is most important to him. Cabins like thrones become another status symbol that proves the 12 are "better" than other gods. And yes, from all we have seen of some gods like Zeus, Hera, and Apollo among likely others I would say they are that petty.


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** It was not part of the labyrinth or it was one of several labyrinths though I go with the former.
15th Dec '16 10:47:00 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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*** I'm sorry, but it still seems like a stretch to suggest that the gods would care at all. A cabin for Hades, I could see Zeus having a problem with, but otherwise, I can't see even him stooping to such a low. (Especially since he's responsible for the barrier around camp to begin with, powered by none other than the sacrifice of his own daughter.)
12th Dec '16 10:45:01 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* When the labyrinth was destroyed at the end of the fourth book, what happened to Hephaestus's workshop? Did it get destroyed as well, or is it technically not part of the labyrinth?
10th Dec '16 4:12:51 PM seekquaze1
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*** Important according to the 12 incredibly arrogant, petty jerks who rule Olympus and usually do not care what mortals think. The same 12 whose mistreatment of the minor gods and demigods drove many to side with Kronos. It was never outright stated, but like many Headscratchers or facts can be inferred. The 12 are very self-centered dismissing others are not important enough to bother about hence their mistreatment others. It is not a stretch to assume that whenever the issue was brought up Zeus or the council to dismiss it because they did not consider the children of minor gods to be important enough to do anything about.
6th Dec '16 11:55:05 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Important, according to who? No one except the half-bloods worships the Greek gods anymore, and a cabin doesn't seem to be on the same level as a throne on Olympus because it's not just there for honorary purposes. (We know that Hera's is, but Artemis at least uses hers for when her Hunters visit camp.) The cabins are there to house their children, and I don't recall any point in the books where it was mentioned that this was the reason.

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** Important, according to who? No one except the half-bloods worships the Greek gods anymore, and a cabin doesn't seem to be on the same level as a throne on Olympus because it's not just there for honorary purposes. (We know that Hera's is, but then again, it's Hera we're talking about - Artemis at least uses hers for when her Hunters visit camp.) The cabins are there to house their children, and I don't recall any point in the books where it was mentioned that this was the reason.
6th Dec '16 11:53:45 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Important, according to who? No one except the half-bloods worships the Greek gods anymore, and a cabin doesn't seem to be on the same level as a throne on Olympus because it's not just there for honorary purposes. (We know that Hera's is, but Artemis at least uses hers for when her Hunters visit camp.) The cabins are there to house their children, and I don't recall any point in the books where it was mentioned that this was the reason.
4th Dec '16 6:54:36 PM seekquaze1
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** Percy is old enough to defend himself from monsters and is not living at home nearly as much so there is no reason to cover up Percy's scent.




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** A large part of Hephaestus' deformity is from being dropped off a mountain when he was a child. He was considered ugly by Hera which means less than 100% perfect so he might not have originally been that ugly. So he might not have started off that ugly, but due to injuries and being treated as ugly for eons that is the form he takes. He doesn't care about his appearence so at least in part he takes o less than perfect forms. We also know gods excersie some degree of control over what their children inherit such as pyrokinses. Hepahestus may take steps to make sure his children do not look too bad so they avoid going through what he has gone through.


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** They were waiting for permission. The major Olympians especially Zeus are incredibly prideful and did not deem the minor gods important enough to have cabins of their own. It would distract from their own cabins and imply the minor gods are kind of equal to the big 12.
3rd Dec '16 6:15:15 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** A "virgin" is described as someone who abstains from ''any kind'' of..."company", not just with a certain sex.
3rd Dec '16 12:43:37 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Why didn't the children of Hades and the minor gods have cabins built for them before Percy suggested it at the end of ''The Olympian''? Having a small cabin for your kids to stay in at camp isn't the same as, say, a throne on Olympus for every minor god, and characters like Nico are shown to have built their parents' cabins largely on their own. Were they all waiting for some permission that had to be given by the gods, or did they truthfully just not think of it?

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* Why didn't the children of Hades and the minor gods have cabins built for them before Percy suggested it at the end of ''The Last Olympian''? Having a small cabin for your kids to stay in at camp isn't the same as, say, a throne on Olympus for every minor god, and characters like Nico are shown to have built their parents' cabins largely on their own. Were they all waiting for some permission that had to be given by the gods, or did they truthfully just not think of it?
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