A Chariot is a small, swift vehicle, often used in ancient times for Chariot Races and battles. The chariot was created with a joint effort by Poseidon and Athena. Poseidon created the horses for the chariot and Athena created the actual chariot; showing that they can occasionally work together.
All of the cabins at Camp Half-Blood build chariots for the races.
Apollo used his Sun Chariot, which he uses to drive around the earth; it has several forms shown. Artemis also used her chariot when she was returning to Olympus which was pulled by deer (from which the legend of Santa Claus' sleigh came from). There were also destroyed chariots in the Junkyard of the Gods.
Clarisse La Rue's father, Ares, god of war, has let her drive his personal war chariot as a test. She is an exception as previously only sons at the age of 15 were allowed to drive it. Her immortal brothers, Deimos and Phobos, the gods of terror and fear, respectively, decide to steal it from her. Percy Jackson decides to help her get it back to Ares' temple, which is on the U.S.S. Intrepid battleship in New York Harbor, before sunset.
The Apollo's Cabin and Ares' Cabin both go against a force of Kronos to capture a flying chariot. The Ares cabin led the raid and fought and beat the force, while the Apollo cabin grabbed the chariot, resulting in both the cabins arguing over who gets to keep it.
List of Chariots
List of Chariot Race Chariots
Hephaestus' Cabin's chariot
Beckendorf led Hephaestus' cabin with a metal chariot. It has metal horses.
Ares' Cabin's chariot
Ares' cabin made a blood red chariot with skeleton horses. It was led by Clarisse.
Apollo's Cabin's chariot
Apollo's cabin made a gold chariot, and is trim and graceful. It was pulled by beautiful Palomino horses.
Hermes' Cabin's chariot
Poseidon's Cabin's chariot
Athena's Cabin's chariot
Athena's cabin built a chariot, it's specification of this chariot unknown. It was led by Annabeth Chase.
Athena and Poseidon cabin's chariot
- Main article: Sun Chariot
The Sun Chariot, though called a chariot, is not used for races nor have the appearance of a chariot. It instead looks like the car of Apollo's choice.
Ares' War Chariot
- Main article: Ares' War Chariot
Ares has a war chariot pulled by black, fire-breathing horses. The design has many painful deaths on it.
- Main article: Flying Chariot
- Main article: Artemis' Chariot
Artemis' Chariot is made of silver and pulled by four golden reindeer with silver horns. The reins of her chariot are made of silver too. Artemis also says her chariot created the idea of Santa Claus' sleigh.
Nyx's Chariot is made of Stygian Iron and pulled by two shadow horses, Shade and Shadow.