History Headscratchers / TheHeroesOfOlympus

20th Jan '17 9:09:53 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Aeolus is half-insane and highly stressed out from trying to please all of the gods. And that is with his normal duties. They don't even make him a full god only a vague "master." In a sense, the four winds have more prestigious positions than him. This is on top of whatever other mistreatment the Olympians have dumped on him over the centuries. Capturing the storm spirits is one other thing on top of his normal stressful duties that he has to attend to while they party. And given how powerful they are and Zeus is lord of the sky it would be a lot easier if they helped instead of dumping it all on him. The Olympians mistreating the lesser gods and said lesser gods taking it out on others has been a reoccurring theme of the series.

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** Aeolus is half-insane and highly stressed out from trying to please all of the gods. And that is with his normal duties. They don't even make him a full god only a vague "master." In a sense, the four winds have more prestigious positions than him. This is on top of whatever other mistreatment the Olympians have dumped on him over the centuries. Capturing the storm spirits is one other thing on top of his normal stressful duties that he has to attend to while they party. And given how powerful they are and Zeus is lord of the sky it would be a lot easier if they helped instead of dumping it all on him. The Olympians mistreating the lesser gods and said lesser gods taking it out on others has been a reoccurring theme of the series.series.

* When Jason, Leo, and Piper are confronted by Lycaon in ''The Lost Hero'', wasn't it said that Leo checked his tool belt for weapons made of silver, and came up with nothing? Then at the Wolf House, he helps fight off the wolves using hammers with silver heads. Why didn't he use those earlier?
2nd Jan '17 9:24:56 PM seekquaze1
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*** The Giants were initially played up to be the bigger threat since they were specifically designed to counter the Olympians and required a demigod to help kill them. In practice, the Titans were the large threat and Typhon large than either. The gods had already face the Titans before as well when the Titans were stronger and the gods the weaker party. The Titans only became a threat because Zeus refused to do anything about them until it was too late. Either way, performing heroic services beyond fighting standard monsters and getting some sort of compensation is kind of expected just like civilians or military personal who perform above and beyond what is expected are recognized.



* In ''The Lost Hero'', Boreas states that Aeolus is upset with the gods because both times they defeated Typhon (in ancient times and during ''The Last Olympian''), his defeat launched the release of dozens of storm spirits that answered to no one, and it was Aeous's job to hunt them all down. Supposedly, the gods never apologized and never offered to help with this, which is why he's so miffed that he had the wind gods kill off any half-bloods that came to see them. Even if the gods ''have'' done some morally questionable things in the past, though, and them apologizing would be a ''nice'' thing to do, I still don't see why he has a right to be that upset - it's like not it's the fault of the Olympians that Typhon managed to escape and that they had to defeat him again, and they all spent several days trying to stop him, putting off the protection of Olympus to do so, ''and'' Aeolus is supposed to be the "Master of Winds". Why does he expect the gods to help him with things that are his duty to perform?

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* In ''The Lost Hero'', Boreas states that Aeolus is upset with the gods because both times they defeated Typhon (in ancient times and during ''The Last Olympian''), his defeat launched the release of dozens of storm spirits that answered to no one, and it was Aeous's job to hunt them all down. Supposedly, the gods never apologized and never offered to help with this, which is why he's so miffed that he had the wind gods kill off any half-bloods that came to see them. Even if the gods ''have'' done some morally questionable things in the past, though, and them apologizing would be a ''nice'' thing to do, I still don't see why he has a right to be that upset - it's like not it's the fault of the Olympians that Typhon managed to escape and that they had to defeat him again, and they all spent several days trying to stop him, putting off the protection of Olympus to do so, ''and'' Aeolus is supposed to be the "Master of Winds". Why does he expect the gods to help him with things that are his duty to perform?perform?
** Aeolus is half-insane and highly stressed out from trying to please all of the gods. And that is with his normal duties. They don't even make him a full god only a vague "master." In a sense, the four winds have more prestigious positions than him. This is on top of whatever other mistreatment the Olympians have dumped on him over the centuries. Capturing the storm spirits is one other thing on top of his normal stressful duties that he has to attend to while they party. And given how powerful they are and Zeus is lord of the sky it would be a lot easier if they helped instead of dumping it all on him. The Olympians mistreating the lesser gods and said lesser gods taking it out on others has been a reoccurring theme of the series.
12th Dec '16 10:23:43 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** I haven't read most of the books in this series, so I might be stepping into uncharted territory with this, but...it's also possible that Kronos was simply a bigger threat to the gods than the giants, or at least a less familiar one. In mythology, the gods had already faced the giants once before, and that was the source of the procedure where they would need a mortal's help to help them do it. So the demigods helping them in this instance is probably considered less "Going above and beyond" than simply doing what they would be expected to do under those circumstances. Poseidon even starts to compare Percy to Hercules (the mortal who helped the gods during the first Gigantomachy) at the end of ''The Last Olympian'', implying that not even he would've been expected to defend Olympus from the Titans and defeat Kronos in the absence of the gods.
5th Dec '16 8:20:35 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* When Percy meets Octavion, Percy says that he reminds him of someone. Who is he talking about?

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* When Percy meets Octavion, Percy says that he reminds him of someone. Who is he talking about?about?

* In ''The Lost Hero'', Boreas states that Aeolus is upset with the gods because both times they defeated Typhon (in ancient times and during ''The Last Olympian''), his defeat launched the release of dozens of storm spirits that answered to no one, and it was Aeous's job to hunt them all down. Supposedly, the gods never apologized and never offered to help with this, which is why he's so miffed that he had the wind gods kill off any half-bloods that came to see them. Even if the gods ''have'' done some morally questionable things in the past, though, and them apologizing would be a ''nice'' thing to do, I still don't see why he has a right to be that upset - it's like not it's the fault of the Olympians that Typhon managed to escape and that they had to defeat him again, and they all spent several days trying to stop him, putting off the protection of Olympus to do so, ''and'' Aeolus is supposed to be the "Master of Winds". Why does he expect the gods to help him with things that are his duty to perform?
11th Nov '16 7:25:41 AM Nintendoer
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*** Yeah, I think the book mentions at one point that the Mist has a breaking point, and being kidnapped by a monstrous giant working for a protogenoi stretched it beyond its limits



** Yeah, I think the book mentions at one point that the Mist has a breaking point, and being kidnapped by a monstrous giant working for a protogenoi stretched it beyond its limits.

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** Yeah, I think the book mentions at one point that the Mist has a breaking point, and being kidnapped by a monstrous giant working for a protogenoi stretched it beyond its limits.
11th Nov '16 7:23:21 AM Nintendoer
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**Yeah, I think the book mentions at one point that the Mist has a breaking point, and being kidnapped by a monstrous giant working for a protogenoi stretched it beyond its limits.
11th Nov '16 7:19:06 AM Nintendoer
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** I'm pretty sure Rick changed it to that he has to concentrate to stay dry instead of the other way around, similar to how Leo is immune to fire when he concentrates. Sword of hades (a short story from The Demigod Files also says he has to concentrate to stay dry.

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** I'm pretty sure Rick changed it to that he has to concentrate to stay dry instead of the other way around, similar to how Leo is immune to fire when he concentrates. The Sword of hades Hades (a short story from The Demigod Files Files) also says he has to concentrate to stay dry.
11th Nov '16 7:18:07 AM Nintendoer
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**I'm pretty sure Rick changed it to that he has to concentrate to stay dry instead of the other way around, similar to how Leo is immune to fire when he concentrates. Sword of hades (a short story from The Demigod Files also says he has to concentrate to stay dry.
27th Oct '16 7:18:22 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** They don't have DNA, but they evidently have some magical stuff that substitutes as DNA, even if it may be a touch more complex (especially in Aphrodite's case, considering how her appearance is based solely on who's looking at her) - ''something'', after all, has to allow half-bloods to inherit certain traits from their parents. Presumably, Piper is half-white because Aphrodite took the form of a white woman during her relations with Tristan McLean.
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