Pandai (sometimes spelled Pandae; singular: Pandos) is a type of monster with large ears, fur, and eight fingers.
Pandai were a long living tribe from the Indian mountain valleys. They had gigantic ears, eight fingers and toes. White hair covered their entire bodies and turned black with age, unlike human hair. They are born with beautiful teeth. They are very warlike and accompany the kings of India on their military expeditions. Similarly, in The Burning Maze they are said to have have encountered a drunk Dionysus during his invasion of India. They are mercenaries who choose their masters.
Pandai are used by Caligula to guard the entrance to the Burning Maze and the Julia Drusilla Yachts. They are shown to be among the most powerful monsters in the series, laughing that Jason Grace and Piper McLean, two incredibly powerful demigods, chose to even try and fight them. Apollo himself claims that they should never be fought, under any circumstances.
- Another name for pandai is panotti.
- The Burning Maze, Ch. 25