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Hubris or Hybris means deadly pride or arrogance. Hubris is thinking you can do anything better than everyone including the gods. It is a common fatal flaw for demigods.


Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own capabilities, especially when the person is in a position of power. According to Annabeth, it is a Fatal Flaw shared by many demigod children of Athena

Annabeth Chase.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Sea of Monsters

Annabeth Chase reveals to Percy Jackson while passing the Siren's music that her fatal flaw is hubris and that she thinks that she can do things better than anyone, even the gods, like she thinks she can save her family.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

Annabeth shows her fatal flaw, hubris, during their encounter with the Sphinx, a monster that asks riddles in the ancient times. She refused to answer the monster's questions and refers to them as "bunch of dumb, random facts" and "a stupid test." The trivia questions were an insult on her intelligence as a child of Athena. This caused the Sphinx to attack them, as Annabeth refused to answer her.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Mark of Athena


Arachne thinks that she can weave better than anyone, even the gods. This resulted into Athena turning her into a spider. Annabeth realizes this and uses her fatal flaw to trap her.


  • Hybris (translated to Hubris) is the personification of reckless pride, arrogance, and outrageous behavior in general. The word hubris comes from its name.