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I personally don’t know, I would hate to have really any of the Olympians as a parent. Like if I was a son of Aphrodite I would probably ask Chiron if I could sleep outside in a tent. I would hate to be a child of Ares because I am only a violent person when provoked and my siblings would make fun of me for it, which would lead to me bashing their brains in. It’s the same for most of the gods, like Demeter(never one for plants), Apollo(he doesn’t give a dam about his kids), Athena(cold hearted and prideful, and all the rest of them. The only god whom is not half bad a parent is Poseidon. The only god I would love to have as a parent is Hestia(she would have to adopt me), because she’s all around amazing, plus I dream of going to culinary school one day so that would only help.
So, Poseidon is quite possibly the most overrated character in the Riordanverse. He's a crappy person, and quite bad by god standards as well. I'll just show some of the things he's done.
"Demeter’s seemingly perfect camouflage in the herd turned out to be a perfect trap. The other horses made way for Poseidon, but they hemmed in Demeter and wouldn’t let her move. She got so panicky, afraid of getting trampled, that she couldn’t even change shape into something else. Poseidon sidled up to her and whinnied something like Hey, beautiful. Galloping my way?
Much to Demeter’s horror, Poseidon got a lot cuddlier than she wanted."
. . .
Pretty clear what happened here. Poseidon is a ra*ist.
This is just one example of his behavior towards women. Here's another
"First was a Greek princess named Koroneis. She had feathery black hair and always wore dark dresses like she was going to a funeral, but for some reason Poseidon thought she was incredibly hot.
One day he was following her along the beach, trying to flirt with her, when she got scared and ran off. Poseidon didn’t want her to get away like Amphitrite had, so he started running after her.
“Hey, come back! I just want a kiss! I won’t kill you!” Which is probably not the thing to say if you’re chasing a girl.
Koroneis panicked and screamed, “Help! Somebody help!”
Yeah. Chasing after girls when they make it clear they don't like it is very creepy behavior.
He's used mortals as well, just for revenge.
'Now, I’m not going to excuse Poseidon’s behavior. He knew very well that Athena would get angry. He was using Medusa to get revenge. He lost sight of the fact that Hey, maybe Athena will take her anger out on this poor mortal girl...."
He used Medusa just to piss off Athena. And she ended up turned into a gorgon.
Here's another time Poseidon was a creep to women (seeing a pattern here?)
“Thank the gods!” bleated Theophane. “You’re welcome,” said a big ram, right next to her. Theophane gulped. (Can ewes gulp?) “Poseidon?”
The ram winked. “You like my new wool coat? Because I like ewe. Get it? Ewe?”
Theophane started to feel queasy. “I sup¬ pose I have to be your girlfriend now?” “A deal’s a deal,” Poseidon said.
They had some quality time together as sheep, which I’m not going to go into, or I’ll get queasy myself. A few months later, the ewe Theophane gave birth to a magical ram named Krysomallos, who for some reason had wool made of gold"
It was pretty clear she was in no way comfortable with this, but I doubt Poseidon cared.
In conclusion. Poseidon is a creep, a rap*st, and an all-around horrible person. He's over glorified in the series and the fandom.
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Hello. In this post, I'll be listing some of my favorite things about Paul, a criminally underrated character.
He's wonderful to Sally.
Sally lost her parents in a plane crash. She had to quit her dreams to help her uncle. She was in an abusive relationship. And her son nearly dies every week. She deserves to loosen up and laugh sometimes. Paul does that.
"My mom was sitting at out kitchen table with some . . . guy. They were laughing hysterically"
Just one of the instances he was an amazing person.
He's very nice to Percy
Percy hasn't really had a proper father figure. Poseidon doesn't count, he just pops in here and there. Paul fills that gap, he's very understanding towards Percy.
"He'd managed to convince Goode High School to accept me for ninth grade, despite the fact that I'd gotten kicked out of every school I'd ever attended."
Percy is a problem child, to say the least. He’s been kicked out of many schools and has done things that have endangered the students and staff. And Paul convinces the school to let him in. That really showed that not only Is he nice to Sally, he cares about Percy as well.
This isn't the only occasion Paul has been caring towards Percy. There's more.
"Your mom," Paul said. "I'm thinking about proposing to her." I almost dropped my cup. "You mean . . . marrying her? You and her?" "Well, that was the general idea. Would that be okay with you?" "You're asking my permission?" Paul scratched his beard. "I don't know if it's permission, so much, but she's your mother. And I know you're going through a lot. I wouldn't feel right if I didn't talk to you about it first, man to man."
While Paul wasn't necessarily asking permission, the fact that he went out of his way to make sure Percy was fine with it says a lot. he really cares about Percy's feelings
He's a great swordfighter
Paul grabbed a sword from a fallen hero and did a pretty fine job keeping a dracanae busy. He stabbed her in the gut, and she disintegrated. "Paul?" I said in amazement. He turned toward be and grinned. "I hope that was a monster I just killed. I was a Shakesperian actor in college! Picked up a little swordplay!"
Just . . . wow. Paul's only training at this point is being an actor. He can't even see the monsters real form because of the mist. But he beats a trained dracanae. Very impressive.
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Poseidon, a canonical rap*st, gets more attention than Paul. He even has official art, and Paul doesn't .
This is unnaceptable
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Only some of them, I'm bored.
Zeus- Pale blue-gray with engraved lightning bolts that shine during a thunderstorm
Poseidon- A relatively boring log cabin, with sun and water bleached planks on the walls.
Hades- Dark yet calm, like a cool summer night. Black marble. Everything around it is dead. The door has suspicious red drips coming from the top. . .
Demeter- Like a farmhouse. Reddish walls and a white roof. Overtaken by vines that grow a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Apollo and Artemis- Matching trees. Apollo's is a nice oak tree, while Artemis' is a birch tree. The doors have bows carved above them.
Iris- relatively new and modern. Fountain spilling mist out front, with a bucket of golden drachmas next to it.
Hermes- Seems quickly built, slightly unstable, but very comfortable.
My crush loves to read. I got her the books for her bday.
And now all she talks about is PERCY.
PERCY THIS, PERCY THAT.
Help me. I gave her my pen today during class and she said "OMG IF I UNCAP IT AND IT TURNS INTO A SWORD MAYBE PERCY WOULD BE ABLE TO TEACH ME SOME THINGS!!!" but in her calm, lovable way.
I AM MORE OBSESSED WITH HER THAN SHE IS WITH PERCY.
I know what her fav. color is (purple), dream hair color is (brown)(she's a redhead!), where she lives (she's my neighbor!), her sister's names, her favorite candy (sweetarts), her favorite flower (pink roses), her favorite books (PERCY JACKSON OMG STAHP WIHT THE PERCY), and her dream job (marine biologist)(came from PERCY being a son of POSEIDON)
I have theory, (whole world goes: oh great, she's thinking again..) What if Percy Jackson and Moana are like cousins or something or Moana is Percy's like great-great-aunt and, because if she married Maui, (demigod, you're making the connection now) who is a decedent of Poseidon (even if he wasn't a descendant of Poseidon he would still be related to Percy because the Olympians are just all one big crazy family) because he is a demigod, Moana and Percy could be like really, really, really distant family (BOOM I JUST BLEW UR MIND!!!!)
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I'm gonna announce the awards for my random polls because I feel like these things deserve awards.
The Award For Best Goat With Mental Health Issues goes to Incognito Otis!
The Award For Best Hotel (deaths not included) goes to Hotel Valhalla!
The Award For Best/Craziest/Most Drunk Giant goes to Geirrod!
The Award For Best Wolf (not biased at all) goes to Lupa!
The Award For Best Automaton goes to Quintus/Daedalus!
The Award For Best Sea Dude (with the exception of Percy) goes to Poseidon!
The Award For Best School Where You May or May Not Be Killed By Monsters goes to Goode High School!
The Award For the Best of the Nine Worlds goes to Vanaheim!
The Award For the Best Snake goes to George, with the prize of a lifetime supply of rats! Yay!
The Award For the Best Younger Chase Kid goes to Emma!
The Award For Best-Named Police Officer goes to Wildflower!
The Award For Best Protection Against Giants goes to Expando-Ducks!
The Award For Best War Goddess goes to Athena!
The Award For Best Dragon (metal or otherwise) goes to Festus!
The Award For Best Host When You Want to be a Cat for Halloween goes to Muffin!
The Award For Trashiest Dad in the Universe and Beyond goes to Gabe!
The Award For Best Garden goes to Persephone's Garden!
The Award For The Best Arrow (side effects may ensue) goes to The Arrow of Dodona!
The Award For The Best Footwear That May or May Not Drag You Into Tartarus goes to the Winged Shoes!
Top four best things out of my Random Polls:
4th place - Poseidon
3rd place - Incognito Otis
2nd place - Muffin
1st place - Expando-Ducks
And...that's it! Happy June and thanks to everyone who voted!
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This probably is a stupid question but what happened to Poseidon in Trials of Apollo? He appears with the other gods when they praise Apollo but barely talks. I read his wiki page and only says he is mentioned in Tower of Nero and the Hidden Oracle. Is it some sort of mistake in the series?
So, I may or may not have built Camp Half-Blood in one of my Minecraft worlds... ;>
IT LOOKS SO COLL THOUGH!!!!!! I got, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, Dionysus, Hades, Iris, Hypnos, Nemesis, and still adding more!!!!