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22nd Nov '17 12:38:54 PM OMGitsSEDDIE
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*** Nigerian mythology makes a brief cameo as well: it's implied that Olujimbe, or "Jimmy," is a Yoruba demigod, likely the son of Shango.
24th Oct '17 7:18:02 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** In the Appollo Trails series, Appollo mentions that that the Aztec god of the sun can help keep the sun spining in this absence.

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** In the Appollo Trails ''Trials of Apollo'' series, Appollo Apollo mentions that that the Aztec god of the sun can help keep the sun spining spinning in this his absence.



** • Rick Riordan seems to think Mount Diablo in California is like some kind of lowland Yosemite mixed with the Australian outback, when truthfully it's just a gentle rolling brown hill with hardly any foliage on it. Anyone who actually looked at Mt. Diablo at even Google Maps could tell you the top is NOT a depression with eucalyptus trees, but rather a visitors' center, and there really aren't any cliffs like described. And while it is a plot point, there are not enough—or any—eucalyptus trees surrounding the mountain, certainly not enough to be overpowering. An early morning in the middle of winter might not be freezing, but it's cold. And the Golden Brown Berkeley hills are just that, golden brown — during summer. They do, in fact, get green(ish) in the winter.

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** Rick Riordan seems to think Mount Diablo in California is like some kind of lowland Yosemite mixed with the Australian outback, when truthfully it's just a gentle rolling brown hill with hardly any foliage on it. Anyone who actually looked at Mt. Diablo at even Google Maps could tell you the top is NOT a depression with eucalyptus trees, but rather a visitors' center, and there really aren't any cliffs like described. And while it is a plot point, there are not enough—or any—eucalyptus trees surrounding the mountain, certainly not enough to be overpowering. An early morning in the middle of winter might not be freezing, but it's cold. And the Golden Brown Berkeley hills are just that, golden brown — during summer. They do, in fact, get green(ish) in the winter.



** Apollo to Artemis, no matter what he says in most traditions she was born first.

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** Apollo to Artemis, Artemis; no matter what he says says, in most traditions she was born first.first (and ''Percy Jackson's Greek Gods'' confirms it to be the case here too).
22nd Oct '17 6:57:39 AM HinekoAkahi
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In the books the Greek gods have moved to the United States, and their home, Olympus, is now located at the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. They have many [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] children with mortal humans. Unfortunately, these demigods [[WeirdnessMagnjeret attract mythological monsters]], so they must travel to a safe haven in Long Island, New York, called "Camp Half-Blood", and learn to fight. The books get progressively DarkerAndEdgier throughout the series as a war with the Titans approaches.

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In the books the Greek gods have moved to the United States, and their home, Olympus, is now located at the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. They have many [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] children with mortal humans. Unfortunately, these demigods [[WeirdnessMagnjeret [[WeirdnessMagnet attract mythological monsters]], so they must travel to a safe haven in Long Island, New York, called "Camp Half-Blood", and learn to fight. The books get progressively DarkerAndEdgier throughout the series as a war with the Titans approaches.
13th Oct '17 8:32:29 AM LadySugarQuill
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In the books the Greek gods have moved to the United States, and their home, Olympus, is now located at the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. They have many [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] children with mortal humans. Unfortunately, these demigods [[WeirdnessMagnet attract mythological monsters]], so they must travel to a safe haven in Long Island, New York, called "Camp Half-Blood", and learn to fight. The books get progressively DarkerAndEdgier throughout the series as a war with the Titans approaches.

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In the books the Greek gods have moved to the United States, and their home, Olympus, is now located at the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. They have many [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] children with mortal humans. Unfortunately, these demigods [[WeirdnessMagnet [[WeirdnessMagnjeret attract mythological monsters]], so they must travel to a safe haven in Long Island, New York, called "Camp Half-Blood", and learn to fight. The books get progressively DarkerAndEdgier throughout the series as a war with the Titans approaches.



** Gabe Ugliano. [[spoiler:He never really did anything to really deserve getting turned to stone, though]].

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** Gabe Ugliano. [[spoiler:He never really did anything to really deserve getting turned to stone, though]].gets his commeuppance in the awesomest way possible]].
6th Oct '17 4:54:18 AM naal2
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** If a monster is named in the books, it exists in Greek Mythology exactly like it does in the books. References to the Illiad and The Odyssey abound. if there's a place described that exists in real life you can recognize it from descriptions. Even epithets are alluded to (grey eyed Athena for instance). Riordan has clearly read the Theogony, the Illiad, The Odyssey, and a number of other minor books including Ovid's Metamorphoses. It shows up with bits like Apollo mentioning he really hates it when girls get turned into trees, or a thermos that perfectly mimics Odysseus' bag of winds.

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** If a monster is named in the books, it exists in Greek Mythology exactly like it does in the books. References There are many references to the Illiad and The Odyssey abound. if Odyssey. If there's a place described that exists in real life you can recognize it from descriptions. Even epithets are alluded to (grey eyed Athena for instance). Riordan has clearly read the Theogony, the Illiad, The Odyssey, and a number of other minor books including Ovid's Metamorphoses. It shows up with bits like Apollo mentioning he really hates it when girls get turned into trees, or a thermos that perfectly mimics Odysseus' bag of winds. Medusa and several of the other monsters seem to be the only exception to this.[[note]]It was not eye contact with her that turned you to stone but her entire face, and it was never made clear if she was really evil or not.[[/note]]
6th Oct '17 4:46:53 AM naal2
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** Gabe Ugliano. Good thing that [[spoiler:it's implied Sally turned him into a statue with Medusa's head]].

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** Gabe Ugliano. Good thing that [[spoiler:it's implied Sally [[spoiler:He never really did anything to really deserve getting turned him into a statue with Medusa's head]].to stone, though]].
13th Sep '17 3:31:24 AM WolfMattGrey
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* QuestToTheWest: The prophecy given before the quest in the first book starts with "You shall go west, and face the god who has turned".
29th Aug '17 10:06:17 AM Snowsky
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** Grover himself is established pretty well in the above scene-he's [[ShrinkingViolet glumly taking the bullying from someone he could probably get to shove off if he really wanted]], and practically holding Percy in his seat to keep him from getting in trouble.

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** Grover himself is established pretty well in the above scene-he's [[ShrinkingViolet glumly taking the bullying from someone he could probably get to shove off if he really wanted]], and [[LetMeAtHim practically holding Percy in his seat to keep him from getting in trouble. trouble.]]
25th Jul '17 11:14:21 AM dysphere
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''Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' is a children's UrbanFantasy series by Creator/RickRiordan based on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' and ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'' have their own pages. The first two [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians book movies]], ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'', and ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' have been released.

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''Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' is a children's UrbanFantasy series by Creator/RickRiordan based on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' and ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'' have their own pages. The first two [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians book movies]], ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'', and ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' have been released. \n There has also been a [[Theatre/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians musical]] of ''The Lightning Thief'', the first book in the series.
23rd Jul '17 8:57:50 PM dysphere
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Tropes for the crossover stories ''The Son of Sobek'', ''The Staff of Serapis'' and ''The Crown of Ptolemy'' are on ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' page.

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Tropes for the crossover stories ''The Son of Sobek'', ''The Staff of Serapis'' and ''The Crown of Ptolemy'' are on ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' ''Literature/DemigodsAndMagicians'' page.
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