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This is a list of characters who are mentioned, but have not physically appeared, in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, or The Trials of Apollo.

Akhenaton

Akhenaton was a pharaoh who moved Egypt's capital to a newly-built city in Amarna and attempted to ban worship of the Egyptian Gods in favor of Aten, the sun disk. He was opposed by priests of Amun-Ra, who were believed to have assassinated the pharaoh. After his death, the priests defaced Akhenaton's statues and removed his name from monuments. As punishment for his blasphemy, certain members of Akhenaton's bloodline were cursed to die at a young age by the priests of Amun-Ra. Akhenaton's son, Tutankhamen, was the first to fall victim to this curse, dying at the tender age of nineteen.[1]

Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. During this time, his liaison to the African American bootleggers of the area was Josephine, a Greek demigod daughter of Hecate who'd disguised herself as a man to get the work, but eventually left when she was recruited into the Hunters of Artemis. During Apollo and Meg's stop in the Waystation, Leo Valdez mentioned that Josephine (one of its caretakers) had known Capone; Jo herself later explained how she used to work for Capone and other gangsters of the time.[2]

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was a Greek demigod and is mentioned when Percy Jackson and Will Solace arrive at the Plaza Hotel. The book states that the Plaza attracted a lot of famous demigods over the years, such as the Beatles and Alfred Hitchcock.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was a Greek demigod of Zeus and the first mortal woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. Annabeth Chase mentions her while talking to Circe about her heroes.[3] While Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez are in Aeolus' fortress, Aeolus mentions that he knocked Amelia Earhart out of the sky and that the gods still pester him about it.[4]

Archimedes

Archimedes was Greek demigod son of Hephaestus and is credited with the creation of many modern machines as well as an accurate approximation of pi. It is the wish among many of Archimedes' modern-day siblings to find the lost works of Archimedes. While searching for Nico di Angelo with Frank Zhang and Hazel Levesque in Rome, Leo Valdez recovered the lost works of Archimedes. He uses them to destroy the eidolons, possessive spirits working for the Earth goddess, Gaea. He planned to take them to Bunker 9 at Camp Half-Blood, to study them further. With Archimedes' works, Leo hoped to save Camp Half-Blood from the Roman forces at Camp Jupiter.[5]

Aten

Aten was the physical embodiment of the sun disk, and the favored choice of worship by the pharaoh Akhenaton. He attempted to make Aten the sole deity of Egypt by eradicating worship of the Egyptian gods, but priests of Amun-Ra retaliated by cursing Akhenaton's bloodline.[6]

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player. He is mentioned when Apollo says that he blessed him with three home runs at the 1926 game series.[7]

Banastre Tarleton

General Sir Banastre Tarleton was a British soldier and politician and a Roman demigod son of Bellona, best remembered for his military service during the American War of Independence.[8]

Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spear is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She was mentioned by Apollo when he lists the multiple things he's done in his immortal life, including visiting his wrath upon her at the 2007 MTV Music Video Awards.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American martial artist, actor, director, martial arts instructor and philosopher. He was mentioned by Gleeson Hedge in The Blood of Olympus.

Cloacina

Cloacina is the Roman Goddess of the Sewers. Also known as the Purification Goddess. Little is known about her. She has demigod children that attend Camp Jupiter. Apollo mentions her when trying to think of the possible godly parent of Meg McCaffrey. Apollo rementions her while going through a sewer system. Claudia mentions her when thinking of who is behind the incidents at Camp Jupiter.

Coach Wicket

Coach Wicket was Magnus Chase's 3rd grade PE teacher. He used the word "namby-pamby", but not as a compliment according to Magnus.

Darren Knowles

Darren Knowles is a Canadian archery instructor. He is the mortal father of Kayla Knowles and a former lover of Apollo. During archery practice at camp, Apollo remembers Darren and mentions him by name when the mortal god is with their daughter, Kayla. Apollo notices the strikingly similar appearances between both Kayla and Darren. Darren Knowles is the only known mortal to have a demigod child with a god of the same gender as himself.

Despoina

Despoina is the daughter of Poseidon and Demeter, and the twin sister of Arion. Despoina is the Goddess of Winter and Darkness, and is known as "the Mistress" and Monisi. Poseidon once tried to woo Demeter while she was searching for her kidnapped daughter, Persephone. She rejected his advances and transformed herself into a mare to escape him. Transforming into a stallion, the god chased her until she was tired, producing Arion and his sister Despoine as a result. The child was adopted by Anitos, a Titan whose name he chose. Persephone is the beloved daughter, and Despoina was feared for being a shadow goddess related to winter phenomena such as frosts. It was she who took care of nature while her sister was in the world of the dead, thus destroying what Persephone and her mother loved so much, spring and flowers. She also hated her father Poseidon, frozen lakes were signs of her presence in reprisal for her father. She exercised full power over her parents' dominion, but he would rather destroy than strengthen. She was so feared that she was just called "The Mistress".

Despoina has often been said to have the name of Monisi (in classical Greek: Μοναχικός περιφρόνηση, "monos" meaning "only" or "unique" and "fronisi" meaning "winter" or "blizzard", "lonely winter") . Some of the myths report that this was the real name of the goddess, but it was forbidden to be said by her mother, Demeter and only the goddess's followers would have the right to know, which, for many, is only an epithet. Another myth related to Despoina mentions Boreas as her spouse and who thus gave birth, to Crius, who later sat on the same throne as Boreas, being the right messenger between his parents, traveling the world, spreading the Snow along with her surroundings sister Khione.

Diomedes

Diomedes is a figure in Greek mythology and one of the central characters of the Iliad. The son of Tydeus, Diomedes was considered the bravest of all the Greek warriors and served as the commander of the Argive contingent during the Trojan War.

King of Argos, Diomedes fought on the side of the Greeks during the Trojan War. He was one of Helen's suitors, and brought a total of 80 ships set to sail for Troy. Both skilled and courageous, Diomedes was one of the favorites of Athena and was able to wound two Olympians in a single day: Aphrodite when she was rescuing her son Aeneas, and Ares with some assistance by Athena. Alongside Ajax the Greater, he was considered to be one of the greatest of the Achaean warriors in terms of battle prowess, second only to Achilles.

The youngest of the Greek kings, Diomedes was instructed to scout the Trojan camp, and took Odysseus with him.

Also, with the aid of Athena, he performed wondrous acts. He fought as a mighty warrior, nearly on par with Achilles himself, and even fought and injured several gods, like Aphrodite and Ares. Athena had given to him the ability to see the gods, and he thus engaged in combat with several of them. Additionally, he was one of many warriors to sneak into Troy in the Trojan Horse.

After the end of the war, Diomedes returned to Argos safely, though he was met with trouble when he arrived; this was because of the goddess Aphrodite, who, still angered over Diomedes wounding her during the Trojan War, had caused his wife, Aigialeia, to commit adultery against him with a man named Kometes. The two tried to kill Diomedes upon his return, but the hero escaped with help from Athena and fled to Italy; there he found refuge in the court of Daunus, king of Apulia (a city in southeastern Italy), who gave Diomedes his daughter, Euippe, for a wife. Diomedes lived happily with Euippe and with her fathered two sons, Diomedes and Amphinomus.

Since Daunus had no male children, the throne then passed onto Diomedes, his son-in-law, upon his death; the hero ruled just and wisely for many years until his death, afterwhich he was buried with divine honors on an island just off the Apulian coast — it was later named "Diomedeia" in honor of him. Diomedes was said to have founded at least ten cities in Italy during his reign, including Beneventum, Canusium, Sipontum, Venafrum, Venusia (Aphrodisia) and Argyripa.

Diomedes of Thrace

Diomedes was the son of Ares and Cyrene, and a king of Thrace, a region in northeastern Greece. Diomedes ruled over the barbaric and warlike tribe of the Bistones, and possessed a team of flesh-eating horses.

Hercules was commanded to fetch Diomedes' Flesh-Eating Horses by King Eurystheus as the eighth of his Twelve Labors. He captured the animals and left them in the care of his young squire Abderos, while he went to deal with Diomedes. During his absence, the boy was devoured. Hercules then fed Diomedes to the beasts, stilling their unnatural appetite with a meal of their master's flesh.

Diomedes was mentioned by Eurytion as one of the clients who the Triple G Ranch raised animals for.

Douglas

Douglas is a demigod son of Demeter. In The Tower of Nero, Meg mentions him saying Steve made a potato explode in his pants.

Eben Norton Horsford

Eben Norton Horsford was an American scientist best known for his work concerning the reformulation of baking powder. Besides this, Horsford showed great interest in Viking settlements in America and commissioned the statue of Leif Erikson that stands on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.[9]

Enyo

Enyo is the goddess of war, destruction, carnage, and bloodlust. She is the twin sister of Ares, her constant companion in battle. Her Roman equivalent is Bellona. Enyo was born to Zeus and Hera. Her twin brother was Ares. Enyo became responsible for orchestrating the destruction of cities. She would often accompany Ares in battle. During the fall of Troy, Enyo inflicted bloodshed and terror in the war with Eris and her nephews, Phobos and DeimosAchilles later depicted the aforementioned gods in his shield. Enyo was involved in the war of her half-brother Dionysus and his followers against the Amazons, a battle which Dionysus easily won in India. Unlike most gods, who were very frightened and left, Enyo was so delighted by the war that she refused to choose sides in the battle between Zeus and Typhon. In The Blood of Olympus, Enyo is mentioned by Reyna Ramírez-Arellano, who compares her to her mother Bellona. At Thebes and Orchomenos, the festival Homolôïa was celebrated in honor of Zeus, Demeter, Athena and Enyo. The festival was said to have received the name from Homoloïs, a priestess of Enyo. Her symbol is the swan, but the reason is unknown. Enyo isn't a major Olympian because the Olympians didn't need another war god: Athena and Ares are worshiped more as a deities of war.

Fafnir

Fafnir was a son of the dwarf king, Hreidmar.

One day, Aesir gods Odin, Loki and Hœnir (the god who helped Odin create humanity) were traveling when they came across an otter. Unknowingly to them, this otter was actually Ótr, the son of dwarf king Hreidmar, who had the ability to transform. Loki threw a stone at the otter killing Órt, and the three Aesir gods skinned the king's son. When they offered him to the king, he took them captive and forced Loki to gather ransom and fill the otter's skin with yellow gold and cover its outside with Red Gold. Loki did so by obtaining a net from Ran and capturing Andvari as a pike to gather his gold and ring named Andvaranaut despite being warned that he cursed it to bring death.

Loki didn't give the ring to Hreidmar to pay off the debt until a single whisker was left on the otter's fur. After the gods left, Ótr's brother, Fáfnir, killed his father to get all the gold for himself. He became very ill-natured and greedy, so he went out into the wilderness to keep his fortune, eventually turning into a dragon, which is a symbol of greed, to guard his treasure. Fáfnir also breathed poison into the land around him so no one would go near him and his treasure, wreaking terror in the hearts of the people.

Norse hero, Sigurd, was sent by his foster father Regin, Fafnir's brother, to kill the dragon so he could have the treasure. He dug a pit in which he could lie in wait under the trail Fafnir used to get to a stream and there plunge his sword into Fafnir's heart as he crawls over the pit to the water. Odin appeared advising him to dig another pit for the dragon's blood so he wouldn't drown. Due to an earthquake, Sigurd stabbed Fafnir's shoulder instead but still managed to kill the dragon. Fafnir asks Sigurd for his name and parentage while dying, then realizes that Regin plotted this and will probably kill Sigurd. He warns Sigurd that all who possess the gold will be fated to die, but Sigurd replies that all men must one day die anyway, and it is the dream of many men to be wealthy until that dying day, so he will take the gold without fear. Sigurd then burned Fafnir's heart to eat, when he sucked on his finger to get rid of a burn he tasted some blood and gained the ability to understand birds. Some birds nearby told Sigurd that Regin will kill him out of greed, so Sigurd beheaded him. Then he ate some of Fafnir's heart and saved the rest to soon give to his future wife.

Hearthstone tells Magnus that Fafnir was a dwarf who went mad after stealing Andvari's ring. After the ring was passed onto Sigurd, the curse of Andavari's ring was known as The Curse of Fafnir. Hearth's father, Alderman, was given the ring and began suffering the entire fate of Fafnir. The story of Fafnir finishes in this book. Alderman turns into a ring dragon, and Magnus, Hearthstone, and Blitzen must kill him. Magnus (who "plays" the role of Sigurd) crawls into a Nisser hole directly underneath Alderman's cave. Heathstone uses Andiron's ghost to lure his father closer to Magnus so he can kill him. Alderman attacks his son and gets confronted by Blitzen, who gets him to back up far enough for Magnus to stab him. Later, Hearthstone is roasting the heart to eat it, and asks Magnus to turn the spit for him. Magnus gets overexcited and the heart falls in the fire, after he tried to catch it. He stuck his fingers in his mouth and gained the ability to understand forest animals just like Sigurd.

In some versions of the myth, Andvaranaut was not the cause of Fafnir turning into a dragon. He merely had the ability to transform like Ótr. In Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen ("The Ring of the Nibelung"), Fafner and Fasolt were two brother-giants who, once they had built the citadel of Valhalla, demanded Freia (Freya) as a price for their toils. When Wotan (Odin) refused, Loge (Loki) devised a way to steal the Rhine-gold from Alberich (a dwarf who had previously stolen it from the Rhine-maidens), including a powerful ring, which would be given to the giants in the stead of Freia. When they were given the gold, Fafner, overcome by lust, slew his brother and took the treasure. He guarded then for many years in the shape of a dragon, until he was slain by Siegfried (Sigurd), son of Siegmund, son of Wotan, with the sword Nothung (also called Gram or Balmung). Fafnir is the inspiration for other dragons who guard gold just like Alderman. Examples include Smaug from The Hobbit and Eustace Scrubb in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake was an Englishman who visited the island of Ogygia. He was loved by Calypso, though he ultimately chose to part with her to be with his wife, Elizabeth Sydenham.[10]

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt, also referred to as F.D.R, was a former president of the United States of America. He was mentioned by Bianca di Angelo when Zoë Nightshade questions her on the identity of the current US president.[11]

Frederic Bartholdi

Frederic Bartholdi was a French sculptor and a Greek demigod, a son of Athena. Annabeth Chase had told Percy, Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty as a representation of his mother, Athena.[12]

George Washington

George Washington was a demigod son of Athena and former president of the United States of America.[13]

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, Union spy during the American Civil War, and a demigod daughter of Hermes. Chiron says Harriet used many clear-sighted mortals on the Underground Railroad, hinting that the Underground Railroad may have utilized the Labyrinth to help transport escaped slaves.[14]

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini was a Greek demigod and a famous magician. It is mentioned that he, along with Orpheus and Hercules, had been able to escape from the Underworld. A Nereid said that Houdini "could escape even the depths of Tartarus".[15]

Howard Carter

Howard Carter was the Egyptologist famous for discovering King Tut's tomb. He is the namesake of Carter Kane.[16]

Jack London

Jack London was a Roman demigod son of Mercury, an author, and built the Wolf House.[17]

James Dean

James Dean was a son of Aphrodite and a famous actor in the 1950s that died in a car accident at the age of 24.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan was a martial artist, actor, stuntman, filmmaker, action choreographer, and singer. He was mentioned by Nico in the The Blood of Olympus.

Jean-François Champollion

Jean-François Champollion was a Frenchman who deciphered the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone. In doing so, he fell into a coma for five days and became the first man outside of the House of Life to unleash its magic. This garnered the attention of the First Nome, but Champollion died before he could join the House of Life. The Chief Lector at the time, Iskandar, accepted his descendants instead for training. Champollion is the great uncle of Michel Desjardins, Iskandar's successor as Chief Lector.[18]

Joey Kelso

Joey Kelso was one of Magnus Chase's classmates in eighth grade biology class. He hid the teacher's frog habitat in the ceiling tiles. A month later, the terrarium crashed down back into the classroom and broke on the teacher's desk. It shattered and sprayed the front row with glass, mold, slime, and rancid frog bodies. Joey Kelso was mentioned by Magnus Chase in The Ship of the Dead.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Greek demigod at Camp Half-Blood. He was a Union officer, the governor of Maine, and he commanded the 20th Maine. Chiron mentions him when talking to Percy after having rescued Percy and his friends from the Princess Andromeda.

Krishna

Krishna is the Hindu god of Compassion, Tenderness and Love. He is the eight incarnation of Vishnu.

Aru Shah mentions that Krishna playing his flutes is one of her favorite statues in the museum, the other being Indra and Buddha. Later, she searches for the incarnations of the five Pandavas of the epic Mahabharata, whose central character was Krishna.

Krishna was also worshiped by the Greeks in different forms. His images are found on Indo-Greek coinage. The Greek ethnographer Megasthenes mentioned that the Sourasenoi tribe of India worshipped Herakles. Some scholars consider Herakles to be the Greek phonetic equivalent of Hari-Krishna.[19]

  • Krishna's name is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning "black". Krishna is traditionally portrayed as having a dark complexion.
  • The Bhagavad Gita, one of the important scriptures of Hinduism (or Sanatana Dharma), is believed to have been first spoken by Krishna.

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth and good fortune, and the consort (wife) of Vishnu, one of the three major Hindu deities.

Libertas

Libertas is the Roman goddess and personification of freedom, and a very important symbol in the USA. Her Greek counterpart is Eleutheria. Libertas was quite popular during the Roman Republic and Empire, being represented in coins specially after some unpopular or tyrannical figure died (like Julius Caesar or Nero). When the Olympus was placed in New York City (following Western Civilization) and the gods moved with it, Libertas went to this new country and became their new symbol of freedom, taking the place of the previous personification of this concept, Columbia. At some point after 1885 (year when the Statue of Liberty arrived to New York) Libertas decided to inhabit this monument, turning it into a literal, living symbol of freedom. In My Demon Satyr Tea Party, she is mentioned by the goddess Columbia. In exchange for her help, Columbia, still resentful with Libertas, asks Zane to go to the Statue of Liberty next time he's in New York and yell "Columbia rules!", because she knows the Roman goddess hates that which he reluctantly agrees to. In Rome, she was represented as a woman holding a rod and a pileus (a cap that freed slaves used to wear). When she inhabits her statue, she looks like a 151 feet tall copper woman (now in a turquoise color because of the rust). In her left hand, she holds a tablet which has the date of American independence on it, and in her right hand she holds a torch aloft. On her head, she wears a crown with seven spikes - each representing a continent. Libertas presumably possesses the standard powers of a goddess. Columbia, however, claims that Libertas, unlike her, can't fly. As a goddess, Libertas can be in several places at the same time, but according to Sam Greenwood, she spends most of her time "being" her own statue (that would explain her inability to fly).

Lynkos

Lynkos (also known as Lyncus) was once a mortal King of Scythia who got into a fight with Triptolemus and was punished for it by Demeter. Once, Triptolemus came to Scythia to spread the word of farming, he went to the king, Lynkos and he refused to let him spread the word in his kingdom. Triptolemus got angry and there was a fight resulting in the death of the right python of Triptolemus's chariot. Demeter severely punished him for this and turned him into a Lynx. When Frank, Nico and Hazel reach Venice, they encounter Triptolemus where it is mentioned that Lynkos slayed Triptolemus's right python of his chariot and so, he isn't able to spread the word of farming anymore and instead has to resort to online schooling.

Mefitis

Mefitis is the Roman goddess of trash and Noxious Vapors. She is also the mother of Mimi. Mefitis was worshiped by the Samnites, an ancient Italic people who lived in Samnium in south-central Italy before the rise of Rome. Her main shrine was in the volcano Ampsanctus in Samnium, though there are other temples dedicated to her in Cremona and the Esquiline Hill in Rome. It is theorized that Mefitis was originally a goddess of underground sources, such as natural springs, many of these springs were sulfurous which led to her association with noxious gases. She has also been worshiped at Pompeii, so she is almost always identified with volcanoes.

Metis

Metis was the Titan goddess of Wisdom and Good Counsel, as well as an Oceanid. She was born from Oceanus and Tethys. According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Metis is smart about advising others. She helped the gods during the First Titan War.

Metis became the first wife of her cousin Zeus. She told him about a prophecy that she would give birth to a daughter and then a son who would be more powerful than him. This posed as a problem for Zeus as Metis was already pregnant with their first child. To prevent the prophecy from taking place, Zeus tricked Metis into taking the form of a fly and swallowed her.

However, Metis took the form of intelligence and gave birth to her daughter Athena, who grew inside her father's head. She taught her daughter how to transform into intelligence. Metis finally faded, becoming a noisy voice in Zeus' head. Her daughter officially became one of the Olympians as the Goddess of Wisdom and Warfare.

In myth, Metis was the one who gave Zeus the emetic potion to cause Kronos to vomit out Zeus' siblings.

Mother William

Mother William was non-binary and two-spirited person from the Lenape tribe, mentioned by Thomas Jefferson Jr. in The Hammer of Thor. They fought with T.J. in the Civil War, acting as a scout. T.J. mentions they saved everyone from an ambush while heading through Georgia.

Mr. Beauregard

Mr. Beauregard is the father of Silena Beauregard and one of Aphrodite's lovers. He owns a chocolate store in the Village, which was how he attracted the goddess' attention. Hoping to cheer his daughter up after the death of her boyfriend, Mr. Beauregard sends Silena a box of bonbons from his chocolate store. She offers one to Percy Jackson during cabin inspection, but upon questioning, Silena claims they taste like "cardboard".

Mr. Keen

Mr. Keen is the father of Mallory Keen.

Mr. Keen was born in Northern Ireland and at one point met and had a relationship with Frigg, queen of the Norse gods, and the two had a daughter together named Mallory. However, he would soon be consumed by alcoholism and have a bad relationship with his daughter.

Mallory mentions her father to Magnus Chase and Samirah al-Abbas when the three are talking to Frigg on a train in Flåm.

Mr. Torrington

Mr. Torrington is a human and the father of the Greek demigod Alabaster C. Torrington.

Mr. Torrington was mentioned when Hecate speaks with Dr. Claymore. She says that the doctor is similar to Mr. Torrington in terms of personality.

Nefertem

Nefertem was the Egypitan god of healing, the lotus, beauty, perfumes and aromatherapy, as well as being a minor sun god. He is the son of Ptah and Sekhmet (or Bast) and grandson of Ra. He was shown as a beautiful young man with lotus flowers on his head (like a crown).

Because of the water-lily flower opens at sunrise, Nefertem was associated with the rising sun. Nefertem was believed to help Ra by passing him the sun. In one myth, he was shown healing Ra's wounds as he aged with a water-lily. The lotus later became a sacred symbol of Egypt. He was sometimes shown as a lion-headed god because of his mother Sekhmet. That gave him the role of a war god. He later received the role of protector/guardian of Upper and Lower Egypt. He was later known as the "Restrainer of the Two Lands." His symbol is the lotus flower. It was said he the Ancient Egyptians sometimes carried small statuettes of him for good luck. Ancient Egyptians used the lotus' qualities for medical purposes as well for the perfumes and adornment, which may have been the reason for Nefertem being associated with healing. His name can be translated as "beautiful Atum" or "beautiful one who closes". Memphis was the main city where he was worshiped.

He does not appear during any of the Kane Chronicles books, but he has been mentioned in The Serpent's Shadow. A healing balm, known as Nefertem's Balm was used by Zia Rashid to heal Carter Kane after he was attacked by Bloodstained Blade. It is named after Nefertem due to his post as the god of healing.

Orcus

Orcus is the Roman god of eternal punishment and broken oaths. Orcus was mentioned by his descendant, Bryce Lawrence, as the punisher of those who have broken their oaths.

Paris

Paris was a prince of Troy, son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba and the younger brother of Hector. He is best known for his elopement with Helen of Troy, queen of Sparta, which served as the catalyst of the Trojan War. Later in the war, he fatally wounds Achilles by shooting him in the heel with an arrow, as foretold by Achilles' mother, Thetis. Just before his birth, his mother dreamed that she gave birth to a flaming torch. This dream was interpreted by the seer Aesacus as a foretelling of the downfall of Troy, and he declared that the child would be the ruin of his homeland. On the day of Paris' birth it was further announced by Aesacus that the child born of a royal Trojan that day would have to be killed to spare the kingdom, being the child that would bring about the prophecy. Though Paris was indeed born before nightfall, he was spared by Priam; Hecuba, too, was unable to kill the child, despite the urging of a priestess of Apollo. Instead, Paris' father prevailed upon his chief shepard, Agelaus, to remove the child and kill him. The herdsman, unable to use a weapon against the infant, left him exposed on the slopes of Mount Ida, hoping he would perish there; he was, however, suckled by a she-bear. Returning after nine days, Agelaus was astonished to find the child still alive, and brought him home in a backpack to rear as his own. He returned to Priam bearing a dog's tongue as evidence of the deed's completion.

Paris is the one who caused the Trojan War to occur with the Trojans fighting against the Greeks. Before the Trojan War began, he was appointed by Zeus to judge the goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite on was the fairest, thus giving to the winner the golden apple. Each of them promised Paris something, Hera offered him power, Athena offered wisdom, and bravery to be the greatest warrior while Aphrodite offered the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Troy. Thus he chose Helen. However, Helen was already married to King Menelaus of Sparta. When Paris eloped, or abducted Helen, Menelaus, in accordance of an oath in which all of Helen's suitors (before she was married) swore before Tyndareus, Helen's father, and King of Sparta, to defend the marriage to the man that Tyndareus will chose for Helen, obligated them to bring her back to Menelaus. Some came voluntarily, like Diomedes while others were forced like Odysseus. These men represented the power, wealth, and military prowess of Achaea. Thus, the whole might of Greece waged war with Troy, which included their generation's greatest heroes like Agammemnon, king of Mycenae (which was the chosen overall commander), Achilles, Diomedes, Odysseus, Philoctetes, and Ajax. In Homer's Iliad, it is said that the Trojan War took ten years of fighting between the Greek armies and the Trojan army. Nine of the ten were spent fighting between the armies but the Greeks didn't have an advantage since Achilles, a son of Thetis, spent his agreement on Agamemnon in his tent. The Tenth, however, had Achilles returning to help the Greek army fight when he heard that Paris' brother, Hector, had killed his best friend, Patroclus, while Patroclus was wearing Achilles' armor. Achilles then killed Hector in a duel around the walls surrounding Troy. After killing Hector, Achilles proceeded to tie Hector's mangled body to his chariot as he drove around the city walls for twelve days, displaying Hector's corpse for all to see. Then, under a short truce, Priam goes to Achilles to ask him to give him the body of Hector's body, so he may hold his funeral. Achilles relents, and gives the dead Hector's body to him, but at the same time he cries. Paris later slays Achilles as the latter is storming the walls of Troy - he shoots an arrow, guided by Apollo, into the hero's heel, killing him. Paris himself is later slain by Philoktetes, using the poisoned-tipped arrows of Hercules.

The Judgement of Paris was the cause for the result of the Trojan War to start between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris was picked by Zeus, the king of the gods, to decide who was the fairest goddess on Olympus - Aphrodite, Hera, or Athena.

There are many reasons on how Paris judged who was the true fairest goddess. One was that all three goddesses went naked to show him their beauty so he could decide which of them were fairest. The second was that at the same time all three goddesses stood before him they told him that if he decided on one of them they would give him:

  • Athena - the wisdom, and skills in battle to become the greatest warrior.
  • Aphrodite - the most beautiful woman on earth (which turned out to be Helen)
  • Hera - ownership of Europe and Asia.

Paris, however, thought that each of Athena and Hera's gifts to him were not so good because he knew that his father and the city of Troy were at peace and that there was no use of a war. So instead of picking Athena and Hera as the fairest of all, Paris picked Aphrodite because he thought her gift was the best. This made Hera and Athena deeply angered that Paris had not picked them and they angrily disappeared to Olympus, causing the rest of the gods to help each side of the war in the fight against and for Troy, with Hera and Athena choosing to fight against Paris and Troy, and Aphrodite to fight for him.

Percy Jackson briefly mentions Paris and his relationship with Helen when talking to Aphrodite about tragic love stories in a white limousine at the Junkyard of the Gods, to which the love goddess replies to by shaking her head sadly, but having a smile as she is nodding.

Phoebe

Phoebe is the Titaness of Mystery. She is the sister-wife of Koios and mother of Leto and Asteria. She was the fourth girl. She lived on Delphi. She was one of the first people to figure out how to hear the voices of Delphi. According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, she wasn't a gloomy, mysterious sort of fortune-teller and always looked on the positive side of things. Her prophecies tended to be only good stuff. After Phoebe and Koios got married, they only saw each other once in a while since they lived very far apart.

Priests of Amun-Ra

The priests of Amun-Ra opposed the pharaoh Akhenaton when he attempted to outlaw worship of the Egyptian gods. They were believed to have assassinated him and were responsible for cursing members of Akhenaton's bloodline to die at a young age. Bes hated the priests because they were, according to him, full of themselves.

They created the Book of Ra and hid its three sections hoping that a worthy magician would one day find it and reawaken Ra. Vladimir Menshikov, former leader of the Eighteenth Nome in Russia, is a descendant of the priests.[20]

Rama

Rama is the main protagonist of Valmiki's Ramayana and the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. He fought Ravana, the ten-headed rakshasa, to save his wife, Sita, who was said to be an incarnation of Lakshmi, Vishnu's wife.[21]

Rama was born to Dasharatha and Kaushalya, the rulers of Kosala, on the ninth day of the lunar month Chaitra (March–April). It was a day celebrated across India as Ram Navami. This coincides with one of the four Navaratri on the Hindu calendar, in the spring season, namely the Vasantha Navaratri.

One day, Rama and his one of his brothers, Laxmana, traveled to the neighboring kingdom of Videha where the princess, Sita, held a svayamvara to choose her husband. The competition was that she would only marry the person who could string Pinaka, the bow of Shiva. Her father, Janaka. knew that the bow of Shiva was not even liftable for ordinary mortals. But Rama not only strings the bow, he draws its back and breaks it in two.

Ten years later, Dasharatha is ready to retire, leaving his kingdom to Rama. But Kaikeyi, one of his wives, had two boons from him. She used them to banish Rama and Sita to the forest and crown her own son, Bharata, king. Banished, Rama and Sita, go hunting with Laxmana. They hunt for days until they come upon a Surpanakha, who found Rama irresistible. Rama politely declines the advances, so Surpanakha turned to Laxmana, who promptly cuts off her nose. Infuriated, Surpanakha ran to her brother, Ravana, who hatched a plan to get to Rama by kidnapping Sita. He had his uncle Maricha disguise himself as a beautiful golden deer which Sita saw and wanted. Although Rama drew a magical protective circle around Sita while headed out with his brother to bring back the deer, Ravana disguised himself as a beggar. This caused Sita to leave the circle to help him, only for Ravana to whisk her to his flying chariot to his city of Lanka.

Rama goes to the kingdom of the vanaras to find help. Hanuman is a Vanara who has the ability to fly (being the son of the wind god, Vayu) and locates Sita in Ravana's kingdom. But she thinks Hanuman is actually Ravana in yet another disguise. She demands Rama come rescue her himself. So, Rama and Hanuman assemble an army of monkey-like humanoids, the Vanaras who build a causeway over the ocean to Ravana's lair. Upon their descent, Ravana flees, but Rama manages to kill him piercing his heart with arrows.

Ravana

A living statue of Ravana

Ravana was the main antagonist of Ramayana, one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Ravana was born to Ravana and Kaikesi; his siblings were Kumbhakarna, Khara and Dushana and Surpanakha (born Meenakshi). He and Kumbhakarna were the second reincarnations of Jaya and Vijaya, Vishnu's gatekeepers. At some point in his life, he overthrew his half-brother, Kubera, as king of Lanka, the city of gold. He killed Vidyutjihva, Surpanakha's greedy husband out of self-defense, causing his sister to search the world. After Surpanakha came back to him, Ravana found out that she was humiliated by Vishnu's current incarnation, Rama, his brother Laxmana and his wife Sita. So he had a rakshasa named Maricha distract Rama and Laxmana while being disguised as a golden deer while he kidnapped Sita, who was staying in a fancy ashram, himself while disguised as a hermit and took her to Lanka. An old vulture named Jatayu tried to rescue her, but Ravana cut his wing off which killed him.

Soon after Ravana arrived home, Hanuman arrived and tried to save her, but Sita refused help unless it was from Rama. This made Hanuman mad and have a tantrum and, unfortunately, the noise attracted Ravana who took the monkey demigod prisoner. Ravana tried to kill him by setting his tail on fire, but Hanuman managed to make his tail grow and escape, setting fire to the city of Lanka. Later, Rama with the help of the monkey king Sugreeva, attacked Lanka and killed Ravana.

Ravana is depicted as having ten heads. Although not mentioned by name until the glossary, Ravana was mentioned by Aru Shah when she remembered that Valmiki wrote Ramayana. Ravana is often said to be an example of a dark lord or evil overlord. He is a powerful king of Lanka. He is very powerful with god-like powers. He has many henchman.

Sethlans

Sethlans is the Etruscan god of artisans. He faded away like most of the other Etruscan gods. In Un Natale Mezzosangue, Sethlans is mentioned to have left a gold bracelet made of tiny keys in the care of Charu.

Steve

Steve is a demigod son of Demeter. In The Tower of Nero, Meg mentions him saying he made a potato explode in Douglas's pants.

Tethys

Tethys is the Titaness of the Seas, Freshwater and nursing mother. She is the sister-wife of Oceanus and the mother of the Oceanids and Potami. Tethys was the third girl. According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, she loved rivers, springs, and fresh water of any kind. She was very kind, always offered her sibling something to drink, though the others got tired of hearing that the average Titan needs twenty-four large glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. She thought of herself as a nursemaid for the whole world, since all living things need to drink.

Theia

Theia is the Titaness of Clear Sight, Splendor and Enlightenment. She is the sister-wife of Hyperion and mother of Helios, Selene and Eos. According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, she was the oldest of the elder Titanesses. She loved sparkly things and bright scenic views. Every morning she would dance with happiness when daylight returned. She would climb mountains just so she could see for miles around. She would even delve underground and bring out precious gems with her magic powers to make them gleam and sparkle. She was the one that gave gold its luster and made diamonds glitter.

Themis

Themis is the Titaness of Divine Law, Justice and Fairness. She was the second daughter of Gaea and Ouranos. She realized from an early age that she had a natural sense of right and wrong. She understood what was fair and what wasn't, forming the first laws in the world. Whenever she was in doubt, she claimed she could draw wisdom from the earth.

According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Themis was wise, thoughtful, quiet, modest, and tried not to draw attention to herself, always wearing a simple shawl over her hair. She had a good reputation with her brothers and sister, mediating even the worst arguments. Themis wasn't interested in marriage, but became Zeus' second wife as none other Titaness besides Metis (who was swallowed by him) wanted to marry him. Through Zeus, Themis became the mother of the Horai. In some myths, she became the mother of the Fates, whose power scared their parents, to the point they decided to divorce in fear of conceiving more powerful children.

Theodosius I

The last emperor to rule over the united Roman Empire until he divided it into the Eastern and Western Empire in 395 A.D.. He was known for closing all the ancient and pagan temples across the empire and officially prohibited pagan worship when he made Christianity the official religion. Theodosius also cut down the last oak of the original Grove of Dodona. Apollo described him as a bully who evicted the Olympian gods, he used to have an archery target with his face on it.

Thomas Faynor

Thomas Faynor was a Greek demigod son of Hephaestus. He was the owner of the bakery in London where the Great Fire of London began in the year 1666. He is mentioned to be the last child of Hephaestus to have power over fire before Leo Valdez.[22]

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Annabeth Chase stated that he is a member of the Judgment Pavilion in the Underworld.[23]

Thomas Young

Thomas Young was an Englishman who proved that the Rosetta Stone's three languages all conveyed the same message.[24]

Tutankhamen

Tutankhamen, famously known as King Tut, was the son of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton. He died at the age of nineteen due to a curse placed on his father's bloodline by priests of Amun-Ra. Because the nature of the curse was not known to them, modern doctors have ascribed various reasons to Tutankhamen's death, including poison and genetic disease.[25]

Walt Stone's father

Walt Stone's father was a descendant of the pharaoh Akhenaton and fell victim to the curse on his bloodline. He died at the age of eighteen.[26]

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor. Annabeth mentions that he was one of the rotating judges for the Judgment Pavilion in the Underworld.[27] Even though Shakespeare was a Greek demigod, he has received a gift of poetry from Norse god Odin.[28]

William Sherman

William Sherman was a Greek demigod and a son of Ares. He was a Union general during the American Civil War. Gleeson Hedge mentions him to Frank Zhang when he mistakes the latter for a son of Ares.[29]

References

  1. Mentioned in The Throne of Fire
  2. Mentioned in The Dark Prophecy
  3. Mentioned in The Sea of Monsters
  4. Mentioned in The Lost Hero
  5. Mentioned in The Mark of Athena and The House of Hades
  6. Mentioned in The Throne of Fire
  7. Mentioned in The Hidden Oracle
  8. Mentioned in The Blood of Olympus
  9. Mentioned in The Sword of Summer
  10. Mentioned in The House of Hades
  11. Mentioned in The Titan's Curse
  12. Mentioned in The Demigod Files: The Stolen Chariot
  13. Mentioned in The Lightning Thief and The Dark Prophecy
  14. Mentioned in The Battle of the Labyrinth
  15. The Lightning Thief, page 272
  16. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid
  17. Mentioned in The Lost Hero
  18. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid
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  20. Mentioned in The Throne of Fire
  21. Aru Shah and the End of Time, Ch. 12
  22. Mentioned in The Lost Hero
  23. Mentioned in The Battle of the Labyrinth
  24. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid
  25. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid and The Throne of Fire
  26. Mentioned in The Throne of Fire
  27. Mentioned in The Lightning Thief
  28. Mentioned in Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds
  29. Mentioned in The Mark of Athena
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