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Ichor, from Ares' wound from Riptide.

Ichor is the golden blood of all immortal beings. Those with Ichor, including gods, Titans, and some monsters are near-perfect beings who, in battle, can be wounded, but never permanently killed, or in the case of gods and Titans, can never be killed at all. Demigods also share their godly parent's ichor in their veins infused with their human blood, however, it cannot be seen, and it does not make them immortal. 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson stabs the war god Ares in his ankle and makes him bleed ichor, which dissipated into the tide after Ares appeared to Annabeth Chase, Grover Underwood, and him to fight for possession of Zeus' Master Bolt.

The Titan's Curse

Percy has a dream of Artemis captured and bleeding ichor while captured by Atlas in chains.

The Demigod Files

The Sword of Hades

Percy stabs Iapetus' calf with Riptide during the fight over the Sword of Hades before pushing him into the River Lethe.

The Last Olympian

Typhon bleeds ichor from his neck when Poseidon stabs him in his throat with his trident, producing a "waterfall of blood".

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

Jason hits a ventus on the head with a club, causing it to bleed Ichor.

The Son of Neptune

Percy stabbed Polybotes in the stomach with Riptide and he started to bleed ichor, but the wound healed because he was supported by his mother, Gaea.


  • Alcyoneus is the only immortal who doesn't bleed ichor; instead, he bleeds oil because he was made of precious jewels by Hazel Levesque.
  • Ichor in demigod's bloodstreams may let them live longer than a regular mortal, but this is yet to be seen as most demigods die early from getting killed by monsters.