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Seek the caverns, near the springs of blue. Oh, Apollo.....your sanity will be taken away, but do not.....

Hyacinthus to Apollo / Lester Papadopulous in The Hidden Oracle

Hyacinthus, also known as Hyacinth, was a demigod son of Pierus of Magnesia, a human and Clio, the Muse of History. Hyacinthus is a spartan prince who was loved by both Apollo and Zephyros.

History

At some point in time, Apollo fell in love with the handsome mortal man Hyacinthus. But Zephyros, the west wind, too had fallen in love with him.

While playing the game of quoits with Apollo, Hyacinthus was killed by a jealous Zephyros. In his grief, Apollo wouldn't let Hades take Hyacinthus away. The devastated Apollo turned Hyacinthus's corpse into a flower, the hyacinth. 

The Heroes of Olympus

The House of Hades

While trying to retrieve Diocletian's scepter, Jason Grace and Nico di Angelo meet with Zephyros, still in the service of Eros. Zephyros, in his Roman aspect Favonius, provides an explanation as to why he serves the god of love. He recounts the story of Hyacinthus. He tells about the jealousy he had felt for Apollo and Hyacinthus's closeness. Jason is initially surprised by Favonius falling in love with a man, but he recovers quickly.

The Trials of Apollo

The Hidden Oracle

When Nosoi (plague spirits) attack Apollo on his way to Camp Half-Blood, he gets flashbacks of the events that occurred on the day Hyacinthus died.

Apollo also confesses that Hyacinthus and Daphne are his greatest and favorite lovers. Apollo tells that he is reminded of the few months he spent with Hyacinthus when he sees his son Will Solace with his boyfriend Nico di Angelo.

After his meeting with Rhea, Apollo falls into a dream where Hyacinthus appears as a ghost, talks to him for a very brief time and asks him to find the caverns near the blue springs. When Hyacinthus starts fading away from the dream, Apollo desperately reaches and grabs his lover's shoulder and begs him not to leave him. But he wakes up, holding a pot of hyacinth flowers, and later comes to know he was talking to the flowers.

When Apollo sings to tackle the Myrmekes , he sings of his love for Hyacinthus and expresses his regret over his jealousy which ultimately killed Hyacinthus. He also tells that he created the hyacinth flowers out of his dead lover's blood, to always keep him in the sunlight.

Apollo continuously grieves for the loss of Hyacinthus, as he is constantly reminded of him everywhere he goes while in human form.

The Dark Prophecy

When Apollo meets Meg McCaffrey again, he says that he had never been so happy to see anyone, including Hyacinthus in his amazing tuxedo on their date night.

The Burning Maze

When Apollo, Meg and Grover Underwood solve puzzles to get to Herophile, one clue is Named for Apollo’s fallen love, this flower should be planted in autumn. Set the bulb in the soil with the pointy end up. Cover with soil and water thoroughly... you are transplanting. Apollo got reminded of Hyacinthus so runs down the eight squared corridor. But they actually had to fill in the "..." to make the word unless. And, as a result, the trio nearly get burned by the essence of Helios. Meg got mad at Apollo, complaining that he made the hyacinth flower, but Apollo retorts that not all gods, like Prometheus, know everything about their creations.

Appearance

Hyacinthus is described by Apollo to be quite handsome. Apollo names him as the handsomest among the men he has met. According to Apollo, Hyacinthus had copper or bronze skin, curly black hair and eyes as purple as senatorial robes. He had a kind and brilliant smile in Apollo's flashbacks.

In Apollo's dream, however, he is seen to have an ugly dent above his left ear, where the discus had struck him.

Abilities

  • Memory Manipulation: As the son of Clio, the Muse of History, Hyacinthus presumably had the ability to control and manipulate memories.
  • Memory Projection: As the son of Clio, Hyacinthus presumably had the ability to known and show memories to others. 
  • Past Manipulation: As the son of Clio, Hyacinthus presumably had the ability to manipulate the past a certain level,
  • Past Knowledge: As the son of Clio, Hyacinthus presumably had the ability to know what happened in the past, as a form of "knowing history".
  • Retrocognition: As the son of Clio, Hyacinthus presumably had the ability to discern event that happen in the past 
  • Prophecy: As the son of Clio, Hyacinthus presumably had the ability to see into the future.

Relationships 

Love Interests

At some point, Apollo fell in love with the handsome mortal man Hyacinthus. One day, Zephyros, the god of the west wind, who was also smitten by Hyacinthus, came across him and Apollo playing a game of quoits. Jealous that Hyacinthus preferred the radiant archery god to him, Zephyros shifted the wind and sent a heavy metal ring flung by Apollo right at Hyacinthus’s head, instantly killing the youth. The devastated Apollo would turn his lover's deceased body into a flower, the hyacinth. In order to avoid Apollo's wrath, Zephyros would seek protection from Cupid who had mercy on him because he was driven crazy by love, who forced the guilt-ridden wind god to work for him forever as a result. As mentioned in The Hidden Oracle, Hyacinthus would forever remain one of Apollo's two all-time favorite lovers (on par with Daphne).

At some point, Zephyros fell in love with a mortal man named Hyacinthus, whom he found "quite extraordinary." After finding Hyacinthus with Apollo, playing a game of quoits, Zephyros accidentally killed Hyacinthus in a jealous rage. As the mortal died, Apollo transformed him into a flower, a hyacinth. Aphrodite's immortal son, Eros, offered Zephyros protection, on the condition that he would work with him forever.

Family 

Because Pierus of Magnesia is the king of Magnesia, Hyacinthus is a noble himself . Pierus love Hyacinthus dearly and take care of Hyacinthus very well. When Hyacinthus was a teenager, Pierus taught Hyacinthus martial arts and archery.

Because Clio is the Muse of history, Hyacinthus is very fond of history. Clio love Hyacinthus dearly and take care of Hyacinthus very well. When Hyacinthus was a teenager, Clio taught Hyacinthus history to make sure Hyacinthus don't make the same mistake as the ancestor.

Trivia

  • It is quite possible that Hyacinthus could turn back to a human since Thalia was able to come "back to life".
  • Since he's a demigod son of Clio, one of the Muses and a daughter of Zeus, Apollo is Hyacinthus's uncle.
  • The hyacinth flowers Apollo held were either red as the blood of Hyacinthus or had the violet hue of his eyes.
  • Just like Daphne (another lover of Apollo), Hyacinthus was transformed into a plant (although he had been transformed by Apollo instead of Gaea).
  • When Hyacinthus tells Apollo to find the caverns near the blue springs, he was referring to the Cave of Trophonius located in the Bluespring Caverns.
  • It is unknown where he "rests", though he possibly still resides in Greece, close to Sparta
The Trials of Apollo
Core Series: The Hidden Oracle | The Dark Prophecy | The Burning Maze | The Tyrant's Tomb
Main Characters: Apollo/Lester Papadopolous | Meg McCaffrey | Peaches | Leo Valdez | Calypso | Grover Underwood | Piper McLean | Reyna Ramírez-Arellano
Secondary Characters: Percy Jackson | Nico di Angelo | Will Solace | Chiron | Austin Lake | Kayla Knowles | Hemithea | Josephine | Georgina | Lityerses | Gleeson Hedge | Mellie Hedge | Chuck Hedge | Jason Grace | Herophile | Trophonius
Minor Characters: Sally Jackson | Rachel Elizabeth Dare | Thalia Grace | Mrs. O'Leary | Festus | Cade | Mikey | Harley | Connor Stoll | Miranda Gardiner | Cecil Markowitz | Ellis Wakefield | Sherman Yang | Damien White | Malcolm Pace | Paolo Montes | Germani | Agamethus | Olujime | Hunter Kowalski | Sssssarah | Prickly Pear | Aloe Vera | Joshua | Naevius Sutorius Macro | Incitatus | Crest | Tristan McLean | Medea | Lavinia Asimov
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Demeter | Ares | Athena | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus | Hades
Minor Gods: Nero | Iris | Britomartis | Commodus | Styx | Caligula
Titans: Rhea | Leto | Mnemosyne | Helios
Monsters and Magical Creatures: Python | Nosoi | Karpoi | Palikos | Myrmeke | Colossus Neronis | Blemmyae | Gryphon | Carthaginian Serpent | Scythian Dracaena | Cynocephali | Centaur | Cyclops | Yale | Satyr/Faun | Dryad | Strix | Dragon | Pandai | Eurynomoi
Related Content: Rick Riordan | Percy Jackson and the Olympians | The Heroes of Olympus | Demigods & Magicians | Camp Half-Blood Confidential | Percy Jackson Demigod Collection
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