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The minor gods of The Camp Half-Blood Series (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus and The Trials of Apollo). As a note, names are written in this form: Greek Name/Roman Name. For the full list of characters, click here.


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    In General 
Tropes that apply to many of the minor gods.


  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Justified, as anyone seeing them in their true forms would probably be crispy-fried in an instant.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The Roman aspects are this In-Universe — the Romans saw the gods differently than the Greeks did, after all.
  • Ascended Extra: Many of the minor gods, who were just offhand mentions or nonexistent in the previous series, play large roles this time. This can double as Shown Their Work, since many of the Roman gods did have notably different jobs and personalities than they did when they were Greek. See Ares/Mars, Athena/Minerva, and Artemis/Diana for the most extreme examples. Juno, in particular, played a larger role in Roman public and cultural life than Hera did to the Greeks. Vesta was the guardian of Rome (and keeper of the Aegis), while Hestia is almost forgotten.
  • Berserk Button: Not knowing who they are is usually this.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Subverted, as their strength comes not from prayer, per se, but the Western Civilization. The gods can still lose strength if their discipline is not respected (like Pan does as the wild is increasingly damaged), and it's implied that the destruction of Olympus would plunge the western world into chaos.
  • Have You Seen My God?: Olympus is closed and the gods have gone MIA per Zeus's orders in the second series.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Or Corrupt Corporate Executive in some cases. A lot of the gods run their disciplines like modern day businesses- Iris lets demigods send emails through rainbows.
  • Inhumanly Beautiful Race: Unless otherwise stated, or if the narration says they cross into Uncanny Valley despite their beauty, you can expect a god's preferred form will be extremely easy on the eyes.
  • Jerkass Gods: Most of the gods at one point or another. Even the most sympathetically portrayed have their moments. A few, like Iris and Thanatos, are exceptions, however.
  • Jerkass Woobie: A lot of the minor gods' problems, and a major reason why many of them ally with the Olympians' enemies, are because they are, well, minor. They have been enduring a low form racism for millennia, never being able to claim the glory the Twelve Olympians have. Until The Last Olympian, they don't even have sanctuaries in Camp Half-Blood, forcing all of their children to herd together within the Hermes cabin as basically squatters. A major Aesop of the series is for the main characters, who are mostly children of the Twelve Olympians, to take plight and give them more respect and help their cause, as their divine parents are too arrogant to do anything with the situation.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With any demigod's mortal parent.
  • Parental Abandonment: Many are guilty of it.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All are from ancient Greece or Rome.
  • Split Personality: Between their Greek and Roman sides, although how bad it is tends to vary — some of the major gods are so incapacitated they have to lay low in order to not inconvenience the world. Other gods, such as Nemesis, are hardly affected because of their "universal" domains.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: All of them can change their appearance at will, and hence have "preferred" forms.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Gods take different shapes due to the fact that their true forms will incinerate anyone who sees them as such.

Minor Gods

    Asclepius 
God of healers. Son of Apollo. Currently under lock and key beneath his temple, by order of Zeus himself.


  • Sealed Good in a Can: He's entirely benevolent, but his ability to raise the dead enraged Hades enough that Zeus killed him. He was brought back as a god of medicine to appease Apollo, on the condition that he not perform any resurrections, and he's guarded by a Killer Robot modeled after his daughter Hygeia.
  • Super Doc: Comes with the territory of being the god of healers.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: If it's a medical skill that can be expressed as a string of letters, he's got it after his name. Leo loses count after twenty such acronyms. Taken Up to Eleven in that some of the acronyms aren't even medically-related.

    Britomartis 
Goddess of nets- specifically hunting and fishing nets, though she can create some pretty nifty stuff with that (the internet is not under her domain). One of Artemis' attendants, and the patron of the Waystation.


  • The Beastmaster: She breeds powerful, beautiful and semi-domesticated hunting griffons.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: She's in charge of nets for hunting and fishing only. Just like in the source material, she can make some pretty elaborate nets- apparently beat traps and booby traps qualify by extension.
  • It's All About Me: She is literally the example that makes Apollo realize that this behavior is unattractive to others.
  • Not So Different: Apollo learns to identify which common godly habits are very unappealing to mortals through getting a quest from her.
  • The Prankster: Loves teasing Apollo and tricking him into traps. He keeps falling for it because she keeps flirting with him (well, she flirts back) and offering to set him up on dates.

    Eros/Cupid 
Son of Aphrodite/Venus and god of love. To date only his Roman form has been seen.


  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Cupid isn't the cherubic winged baby that is normally portrayed. This guy gives Nico and Jason a run for their money and manages to drag out Nico's suppressed feelings about Percy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Fights Jason and Nico while invisible. As he himself has said, love isn't fair and doesn't fight fair either.
  • Happily Married: To Psyche, as per mythos.
  • Love Freak: Though in a different sense than Aphrodite. Cupid embodies the less romanticized and deeper meaning of love: The willingness to give up and sacrifice for that which you love, and the fact that it's just as capable of making you sad as it can happy.
  • Love God: Though this Cupid isn't some love-struck pansy...
  • Love Hurts: As the personification of love, he seems to take a dry delight in this trope. That said, he seems to have sympathy for those who are willing to face that it hurts like Nico finally coming clean with his repressed feelings for Percy.
    Jason: Is this guy Love or Death?
    Cupid: Ask your friends. Frank, Hazel, and Percy met my counterpart, Thanatos. We are not so different. Except Death is sometimes kinder.
  • Man in White: He wears a white suit which only contributes to his harsh beauty.
  • Pretty Boy: Jason notes that Eros is beautiful and harsh, like it's difficult to look directly at him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are blood-red, as if every Valentine was melted down.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only shows up in one chapter, but what he does in that chapter (forcing Nico to confess he had a crush on Percy in order to defeat him) affects Nico's personality and his interactions with Jason throughout the rest of the book.
  • True Neutral: In-universe, self-proclaimed example.
    Cupid: Love is on every side. And no one's side. Don't ask what love can do for you.
  • Winged Humanoid: His preferred form has a pair of wings.
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    Hecate/Trivia 
Goddess note  of magic and crossroads.


  • Ascended Extra: Only gets a few mentions in the previous series, but plays an important role in Son of Magic and The House of Hades.
  • At the Crossroads: Hecate is the goddess of crossroads, and as such can predict possible outcomes each choice will lead into. In The House of Hades, she shows Hazel three possible outcomes their crew could end up with given their precarious situation, and none of them are pretty.
  • Canine Companion: Apparently, she turned Hecuba, the former Queen of Troy, into a Labrador.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Born a Titan and served the Olympians in the first war, but is remembered for her stint on the Titan's side in the previous series (although this was pretty justified given how the gods treated her). She's now back on the gods' side, although to what extent is ambiguous.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Notable for being the best Mist manipulator the series has seen so far, due to it being part of her powers.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Ur-Example.
  • Looks Like Cesare: Beautiful, but deathly pale. Hazel compares her to a dead body.
  • Neutral Female: In Son of Magic (a short story in the Demigod Diaries), she stays out of Alabaster's fight against Lamia, and only intervenes when he's about to trap Lamia in her own sand. Justified; she's a god and both Alabaster and Lamia are her children, so she can't play favorites.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes: Hazel describes them as black and creepy; although Hecate asserts that she isn't evil, magic, her domain, is merely a tool.
  • You Remind Me of X: Tells Hazel that she's a lot like her mother.

    Helios/Sol 
The Titan of the Sun and the son of Hyperion. He is the father of Circe and Pasiphae and the grandfather of Medea. He had faded millennia ago, with Apollo succeeding him as the master of the Sun.


  • Cessation of Existence: Gods who fade away will return to the Chaos AKA nothingness. The Burning Maze, however, reveals that Helios manages to tether his will on Earth due to pure hatred. Once Medea is killed, Apollo manages to convince him to move on.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Already has mentions since the first series, he becomes an important figure in The Burning Maze.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: While Helios is not really evil, his fire is described to be white-hot, pure, and merciless. His powers are also used by Medea, who is certainly evil.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He resents Apollo for taking his place and dooming him into a life as a shadowy figure. Or so it seems. In actuality, he became a shadowy figure because Medea restrained him from dissolving into Chaos.
  • The Power of Hate: It's explicitly mentioned that he is able to escape succumbing to the Chaos due his extreme hatred of Apollo. Or rather, Medea.
  • The Power of the Sun: It's in his name. Apollo describes that while he is merely a god who dabbles in the Sun, Helios personifies the Sun itself. While Apollo can limit himself to only show the Sun's good side (warmth, life-giver), Helios embodies everything about it, including its dark side (distance and resentment).
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before he ceased to exist, anyway. Apollo implies that he was an all-around good guy, being one of the few male Titans who sided with the Olympians during the Titanomachy. Now, he is so much filled with anger that the first thing he says to Apollo when the two meet after his cessation is to kill his granddaughter.
  • Walking Wasteland: When Medea moves her grandfather's essence to the Labyrinth below Southern California, the area slowly turns into Mordor.

    Heracles/Hercules 
Child of Zeus who ascended to Godhood as a minor god who guards the doors of Olympus. Previous owner of Percy's Cool Sword.


  • Berserk Button: The very mention of Hera will piss him off. He was nice and friendly to his half-brother Jason, hating to give hard quests since he was once a demigod...right up until he mentioned Hera's name. Then he gave them a really hard one and threatened to kill everyone on the Argo II.
  • Cool Sword: He owned Riptide before Percy.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hercules is usually more benevolent towards demigods than most other gods since he knows first hand what a pain it is to constantly go on quests, slay monsters, and put up with the other Olympians. The jerk part comes out with anything involving Hera since she tormented him all his mortal life and upon death he was sent to an island with nothing to do but reflect on his past...which he can never forget.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He absolutely refuses to do anything that could possibly benefit Hera in any way. This is pretty justified, considering all the hell she put him through in his lifetime.
  • Super Strength: His most famous trait.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Played for laughs; in the past he was apparently naked so much that the dwarves who stole from him called him "Black Bottom."
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He laments that eternal life only means that he'll never forget his pain.

    Iris/Arcus 
The goddess of rainbows and a messenger goddess. She used to run the Iris Messaging service, but has turned over most of it to her assistant Fleecy to focus on running her store and developing an identity of her own. Only Iris has been seen, with no mention of Arcus even existing.


  • Ascended Extra: Doesn't make an actual appearance in the first series, but gets a supporting role in Son of Neptune.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Enemy forces are surrounding her store, the giant Polybotes leading them. She throws a ding-dong at him.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: As the goddess of rainbows she's cheery and perky.
  • Nice Girl: Unlike virtually every other god or goddess she lacks the arrogance, personality quirks or Jerkass qualities that make dealing with the other ones such a pain. She is helpful without having to dance through flaming hoops.
  • Granola Girl: She is trying to find her own identity and currently working with an environmentalist-hippie outlook which is what her store represents.

    Janus 
Roman god of choices. For related tropes, see here.
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    Keto 
Goddess of sea monsters. For related tropes, see here.

    Khione 
Goddess of snow. For related tropes, see here.

    Kymopoleia 
Goddess of sea storms. A daughter of Poseidon, and Percy's half-sister. Currently working for Gaia to get revenge on her parents and the mortals who have long since forgotten her. She has no Roman identity.


    Melinoe 
Goddess of ghosts. For related tropes, see here.

    Morpheus/Somnia 
God of dreams. For related tropes, see here.

    Nemesis 
Goddess of Revenge.


  • Death by Irony: A fan of inflicting it. Ask Narcissus...as soon as he stops looking into his mirror.
  • Empathic Shapeshifter: She takes the form of those others want revenge on. Leo sees his Aunt that called him a Devil Child for causing her sister's death. Hazel sees her as a long dead Stern Teacher.
  • Equivalent Exchange: In the original series, she took one of her children's eyes to influence Camp Half-Blood's victory. In Mark of Athena, she offers the same for Leo, a heavy price for her help should he need it. Leo uses her offer to save Hazel and Frank's lives... which comes at the cost of trapping Percy and Annabeth in Tartarus.
  • Scales of Justice: One of her symbols.
  • Split Personality: Averted. Revenge is universal, and her name remains the same note  whether Greek or Roman, rendering her immune to the debilitating effects of the war.

    Nike/Victoria 
Goddess of victory and charioteer to Zeus.


  • Bound and Gagged: After being successfully subdued by the Seven she's tied up and kept in the Argo II. The fact that her "gag" is a dirty sock and duct tape is given much emphasis.
  • Competition Freak: Obsessed with victory in all its forms, which makes her case of the divine schizophrenia much harder to handle as she's so desperate to pick a winner between her two sides that she's much more volatile as a result. According to Percy and Annabeth this is a trait she shares with her children.
  • Rock Monster: Her minions, the Nikai (or "Nikettes" as Leo christens them), are metal women.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her preferred form has two large golden wings.

    Pan/Faunus 
The lost god of the wild, believed to have been dead for two thousand years.


  • Always Someone Better: Gaia, introduced in the Heroes of Olympus series, holds sway over domain similar to his but with much more power.
  • Death Seeker: Wanted to fade because of the decline in the wild places of the earth, and let the world believe he was dead so he would fade faster, but since the satyrs believed in him, he couldn't fade yet.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As per his role of god of the wild.
  • God Is Dead: Claimed many centuries ago, though the satyrs don't believe it. Becomes true as of Battle of the Labyrinth.
  • Green Thumb: Nature is part of his domain.
  • He's Just Hiding!: In-universe, Grover does not believe Pan dead and his main motivation throughout the series is to gain a Seeker's license so he can find Pan.
  • Magic Music: Music played on his reed pipes can make plants grow.
  • Passing the Torch: He passes his role on to every mortal, satyr, and nature spirit in the world.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only has one short appearance but his mere existence has driven the satyrs for centuries and Grover personally for all previous books.

    Persephone/Proserpine 

Played by: Creator/Rosario Dawson

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Goddess of springtime, Demeter's daughter, and Queen of the Underworld. Married to Hades.


  • Big Eater: At least according to Apollo's rather gossipy internal monologue:
    Apollo: You'll hear stories about the goddess of springtime being all sweetness and daffodils and nibbling on pomegranate seeds, but I'm telling you, that girl was frightening when she attacked a mound of pork spareribs.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: A milder example than Hera, but she doesn't like it when Maria di Angelo is brought up. note .
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Splits open the earth in The Demigod Files.
  • Green Thumb: She double teams with her mother to attack the Titans' army with wheat and flowers
  • Happily Married: To Hades, more or less. note  Certainly so by Greek standards.
  • Lady Macbeth: Goes behind Hades' back to try and ensure he's just as powerful as Zeus and Poseidon. One of the reasons Nico decides to spend more time in the Underworld is so that he can counteract Persephone's influence.
  • Noodle Incident: In The Demigod Files:
    Persephone: We just had a little family spat.
    Nico: Family spat? You turned me into a dandelion!
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Described as such during her time in the Underworld.
  • Wicked Stepmother: To Nico with whom she has a very strained relationship. She apparently turned him into a dandelion at one point.
  • Woman in White: While in the Underworld and Hades's queen; she wears a washed-out white dress. When she's out of it, her attire is very colorful.

    Phorcys 
God of the dangers of the sea. For related tropes, see here.

    Pomona 
Roman goddess of plenty. For related tropes, see here.

    Rhea 

The Mother Goddess, Rhea is the Titaness wife of Kronos and the mother of the elder six of the Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Demeter, plus Hades and Hestia. She presides over motherhood as well as an oracle.

  • Anachronism Stew: More so than most of the other gods, Rhea seems to confuse different time periods, insisting Jimi Hendrix attended the Seneca Falls convention with her.
  • Ascended Extra: Rhea is mentioned as far back as the first book of the first series, The Lightning Thief, though it was during an insult battle between Zeus and Poseidon. She gains far, far more prominence here.
  • Name's the Same: Rhea the mother of the founding Roman twins and Rhea the mother of Zeus and his siblings.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Rhea's vernacular and fashion take cues from hippies, highlighting her rejection of Titan culture.
    Rhea: The Man, man. Big Brother. The suits. The imperators.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Rhea's ominous warnings about the rise of the Triumvirate is mixed in casual slang from the sixties.
  • Time Abyss: Rhea's creation, the Groves of Dodona, was ancient even before the birth of Olympus, and she was alive even before that.
  • Verbal Tic: Man.

    Terminus 
The exclusively Roman god of boundaries. His tropes can be found here.

    Thanatos/Letus 
The god of death.


  • Compelling Voice: His voice is deep and sonorous.
  • Distressed Dude: In Son of Neptune, the whole point of Percy, Hazel, and Frank's quest is to rescue him from Alcyoneus.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Not particularly gentle and a Scary Black Man with some shades of The Stoic, but obviously not malicious or cruel. Indeed, he's really quite polite to the demigods.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's on the side of the gods, but he is Death.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has a pair of black angel wings, specifically.
  • The Grim Reaper: As the god of death, this is essentially his job.
  • Literal-Minded: When Hazel implores him to help the demigods fight an army of undead spirits, he replies that he is, by ensuring that the spirits they slay will remain dead. When she thanks him sarcastically, he replies with, "You're welcome."
  • Number Two: Lieutenant of Pluto (Hades). Thanatos acts as border control to keep souls from crossing between life and death without his permission.
  • Pretty Boy: Hazel calls him the prettiest man she's ever seen.
  • Product Placement: Uses an iPad to keep track of the dead.
  • Scary Black Man: Somewhat, although he's just doing his job.
  • The Stoic: Merciless and seemingly emotionless.
  • Winged Humanoid: His preferred form has a pair of large black wings.

    Triptolemus 
A man who found favor with Demeter and was raised to a minor farming god.


  • Serious Business: Woe betide anyone who doesn't consider agriculture as important as he does.

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    Aeolus 
King of the winds, weatherman of Olympus.


  • Ascended Extra: Was mentioned in The Last Olympian as the one defending the skies of Olympus.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's clearly missing quite a few screws, but that doesn't make him any less dangerous when push comes to shove.
  • Blow You Away: He's the most powerful wind god, and as such has domain over winds.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Being the weatherman of Olympus 24 hours a day will do that to you.

    Boreas/Aquilon 
The North Wind.


  • Affably Evil: Definitely not the most antagonistic of the gods, but there's a clear undercurrent of cruel excitement in his discourse with Piper and Jason.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Notus.
  • Back for the Finale: Per tradition, appears as one of the winds pulling Zeus's chariot in the finale.
  • Canada, Eh?: He and his family live in Quebec, Canada.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Between appearances, Khione seems to have turned him to Gaia's side. Though this could just be her manipulating his fragile state of mind and body, as he's back on the gods's side by the finale.
  • French Jerk: Of the French-Canadian variety, actually.
  • An Ice Person: Because he lives in Canada, he is far colder.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Khione.

    Eurus/Vulturnus 
The East Wind.
  • The Cameo: His only appearance is pulling Zeus's chariot in Blood of Olympus.

    Notus/Auster 
The South Wind.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Boreas.
  • Back for the Finale: Cameos while pulling Zeus's chariot in The Blood of Olympus.
  • Brick Joke: During Boreas' rant about Notus in the first book, he makes an offhand mention of his holiday retreat in Cancún. When Notus makes his appearance in The House of Hades, he too says that he has a lovely place in Cancún during the off-season.

    Zephyros/Favionus 
The West Wind, a servant of Cupid.


  • Back for the Finale: Pulls Zeus's chariot in The Blood of Olympus.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Was in love with Hyacinthus and was jealous of the god Apollo's closeness to him, so when Apollo and Hyacinthus were playing a game Zephyros arranged for the disc to strike Hyacinthus. He doesn't seem too hung up about it, though.
  • Mysterious Stranger: With a bit of The Watcher, he says that he's been watching Nico for years, knowing that one day he'd have to return to Split and face Cupid.
  • Winged Humanoid: His preferred form has two large wings.

Specific Locations

    Achelous 
Once god of the biggest river in Greece; currently stuck on Hercules' island as a punishment (whether it's for him or Hercules isn't clear).


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Seems to have been one for Deianara. It's never occurred to him that she didn't want to marry a bull with a human head who lives in a river.
  • Anti-Villain: Tries to drown Jason and Piper, but is really kind of pitiable and, to be fair, they were trying to take his other horn.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lost his wife to Hercules (see Abhorrent Admirer), lost his horn (forever keeping his head off balance) and is now trapped on an island with Hercules, who hates him.
  • Making a Splash: You come to expect this from a river god.
  • Matter Replicator: His horns become cornucopias after being severed, at which point they shoot out food.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Human head, body of a bull.

    East River 
God of the East River in New York.

    Hudson River 
God of the Hudson River in New York.
  • Broken Bridge: Once Percy pays him off he serves as one to Kronos by sinking his ships.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's rude and hostile, but he isn't wrong about demigods seeking the blessing of Achilles in the hopes that it'll solve their problems, just like he isn't wrong about how it never works.
  • No Name Given: No name beyond the name of his river.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: With East River.

    Tiberinus and Rhea Silvia 
Rhea Silvia is the mother of the legendary twins, Romulus and Remus. Her sons were set adrift on the Tiber river. Its god, Tiberinus, saved the twins, who would go on to found Rome, and ended up with her.



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