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Though most call me Blackbeard! And there's the sorceress what captured us, lads. Run her through, and then I mean to find me a big bowl of celery! Arggggh!

–Edward Teach to Annabeth, in The Sea of Monsters.

Edward "Blackbeard" Teach is a Greek demigod, a son of Ares, the Greek god of war. He was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the Eastern coast of the American Colonies during the early 18th century. He was turned into a guinea pig by Circe.


Edward Teach was born in Bristol. He became a pirate who raided ships around the West Indies and Eastern coast of the American Colonies. Blackbeard was one of the most feared pirates in history.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Sea of Monsters

Edward Teach is seen in guinea pig form. Instead of dying in his famous last stand, his ship landed on Circe's island, where he and his crew were turned into guinea pigs for several hundred years. While on a quest, Annabeth Chase used Hermes' multivitamins to turn all of the guinea pigs, among them Percy Jackson and Edward, back into humans. Along with his crew, he began to chase after Circe while Percy and Annabeth escaped with their pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. He was last seen on Circe's island, yelling at Percy and Annabeth for stealing his ship.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Son of Neptune

Ares, Father of Blackbeard

Edward is mentioned by Hylla when she tells Percy about her time on Circe's Island.

After Percy and Annabeth fled the island, Edward took the island's inhabitants as captives, which included Reyna and Hylla. Eventually the two demigod daughters of Bellona discovered that they were good with weapons and gained the respect of the pirates. They eventually left the island and made it to America, where they parted ways with each other.


  • He was said to have had fourteen wives.
  • Some historians believe he was involved in the Atlantic slave trade.