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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 favour 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]

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.[7]

Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears 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.

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.[8]

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.[9]
Calypso

Calypso, Francis Drake's lover

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.[10]

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.[11]

George Washington

George Washington was a demigod son of Athena and former president of the United States of America.[12]

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.[13]

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".[14]

Howard Carter

Howard Carter was the Egyptologist famous for discovering King Tut's tomb. He is the namesake of Carter Kane.[15]

Jack London

Jack London was a Roman demigod son of Mercury, an author, and built the Wolf House.[16]

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.[17]

John Henry

John Henry was an African-American Norse demigod from the 1800s. He was a son of Thor and a slave woman from West Virginia. He was presented with Mjolnir, Jr. – a replica of his father's Symbol of Power – which allowed him to win a competition against a steam-powered hammer in 1871. John Henry died right after the competition, and became a resident of Hotel Valhalla.[18]

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.

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 his 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.

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.[19]

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.

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.[20]

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.[21]

Thomas Young

Thomas Young was an Englishman who proved that the Rosetta Stone's three languages all conveyed the same message.[22]

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.[23]

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.[24]

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was the Greek demigod of Apollo and was an English poet, playwright, and actor. Annabeth mentions that he was one of the rotating judges for the Judgment Pavilion in the Underworld.[25] Even though Shakespeare was a Greek demigod, he has received a gift of poetry from Norse god Odin.[26]

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.[27]

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 Blood of Olympus
  8. Mentioned in The Sword of Summer
  9. Mentioned in The House of Hades
  10. Mentioned in The Titan's Curse
  11. Mentioned in The Demigod Files: The Stolen Chariot
  12. Mentioned in The Lightning Thief and The Dark Prophecy
  13. Mentioned in The Battle of the Labyrinth
  14. The Lightning Thief, page 272
  15. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid
  16. Mentioned in The Lost Hero
  17. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid
  18. Mentioned in For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds
  19. Mentioned in The Throne of Fire
  20. Mentioned in The Lost Hero
  21. Mentioned in The Battle of the Labyrinth
  22. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid
  23. Mentioned in The Red Pyramid and The Throne of Fire
  24. Mentioned in The Throne of Fire
  25. Mentioned in The Lightning Thief
  26. Mentioned in For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds
  27. Mentioned in The Mark of Athena
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