The Demigod Civil War (also known as the First Demigod Civil War) was a war between Roman and Greek demigods in 1864, involving a battle in the woods of Camp Half-Blood.


The battle lasted for many days. It was fought with terrible losses on both sides. Horrified by the bloodshed, the gods forced the Roman and Greek demigods to opposite sides of the country, and manipulated the Mist to be so strong enough so the two camps would never meet and the incident could never repeat itself. Though they ultimately ended up forgetting about each other. The war mirrored the American Civil War. It is unknown if there was a winner in the war. It is however implied, that the Greeks emerged victorious over the Romans, as the Greeks represented the Union side, whereas the Romans fought on the Confederate side.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero


Chiron, one of the commanders of the war.

Leo Valdez finds Bunker 9 which was used during the war as a base by the children of Hephaestus or Vulcan, depending on which group used the bunker. It was hidden and forgotten until he found it, and revealed it to the rest of the Hephaestus' Cabin, along with Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Chiron. Chiron is revealed to have known about the bunker and tells the demigods a small amount of information about the war and how conflicts in the mortal world can carry over to the world of the gods and demigods. Inside, there are hundreds, if not thousands of schematics, projects, and blue prints (one was a blue print of the Argo II) created and was used as a base of operations during the last demigod war in 1864.

The Son of Neptune

Reyna mentions to Percy Jackson that the Greeks and Romans have fought each other in recent times, such as the American Civil War.

The Mark of Athena

The quest group of the Prophecy of Seven discusses the Civil War, and Jason remarks that most (although not all) Roman demigods fought for the Confederacy. It is implied that most Greek demigods fought for the Union. Hazel Levesque is distraught at the news, being both a Roman demigod and the granddaughter of a slave.