History Literature / PercyJacksonandTheOlympians

18th Jan '18 5:35:21 PM Archmage27
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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.

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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. Also, Apollo mentions nearly crashing the sun chariot into a Chinese Celestial dragon.
10th Jan '18 6:59:07 AM Neaify
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* Ethan Nakamura has an EyepatchOfPower, given to him by his mother with the promise that he will help to restore balance to the world. [[spoiler: He does, but not in the way he thought he would.]]
9th Jan '18 4:28:55 PM nombretomado
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** TheKaneChronicles, the other YA Fiction series by Rick Riordan actually taking this a step further, suggesting not only that all Greek myths are true (the series ties in to the Percy Jackson series) but by also stating all Egyptian gods are real. Moses of the Abrahamic religions is also mentioned.

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** TheKaneChronicles, ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the other YA Fiction series by Rick Riordan actually taking this a step further, suggesting not only that all Greek myths are true (the series ties in to the Percy Jackson series) but by also stating all Egyptian gods are real. Moses of the Abrahamic religions is also mentioned.



** TheKaneChronicles had a line about the Faust Family being deeply involved with supernatural whatsits as well, so it can be assumed European fairy tales might just be fair game as well.

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** TheKaneChronicles ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' had a line about the Faust Family being deeply involved with supernatural whatsits as well, so it can be assumed European fairy tales might just be fair game as well.



** In TheKaneChronicles we finally find out why: they're being banished to the deeper regions of the underworld, and it takes them awhile to claw their way back out.

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** In TheKaneChronicles ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' we finally find out why: they're being banished to the deeper regions of the underworld, and it takes them awhile to claw their way back out.
9th Jan '18 2:15:50 PM DustSnitch
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Daedalus]] and [[spoiler: Prometheus]].

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* HeavenAbove: Whenever Mr. D swears, the sky either clouds up or thunders to let him know the gods are displeased, forcing him to look straight up and apologize to the atmosphere. This is all a formality, as it would be ludicrous for the gods to live above D's camp on Long Island; they live above the Empire State Building instead.
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HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Daedalus]] and [[spoiler: Prometheus]].



* TheHerald: Grover. Chiron.

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* %%* TheHerald: Grover. Chiron.
3rd Jan '18 5:23:52 PM nombretomado
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Demigod Files'' and ''Demigods and Monsters''. (The former is significant in that it explains a lot of the "dragon" business in ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' and gives Clarisse CharacterDevelopment.)

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Demigod Files'' and ''Demigods and Monsters''. (The former is significant in that it explains a lot of the "dragon" business in ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' and gives Clarisse CharacterDevelopment.)



** ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' takes this a step further, suggesting that the gods ''do'' go around in their Roman aspects and there is an opposite camp for their children.

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** ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'' ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' takes this a step further, suggesting that the gods ''do'' go around in their Roman aspects and there is an opposite camp for their children.
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]]
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