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Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods is a collection of stories from Greek mythology told from the point of view of the demigod Percy Jackson. The book talks about the origins of the Olympian gods (and of their ancestors, the Titans and the Protogenoi) and other stories from their lives. The book was released on August 19th, 2014.


On April 21, 2013, Rick Riordan announced on his Twitter that he was writing a new book based on the stories of Greek mythology from the demigod Percy Jackson's point of view.[3] He later confirmed this in his blog.[4] Riordan will be reading an excerpt from the book during his House of Hades tour. [5] While on tour for The House of Hades Rick Riordan also revealed that the book is 450 pages long, with illustrations throughout the whole entire book and will come out in August 2014. [6] John Rocco, the illustrator of the book, announced that there will be 60 full-color paintings drawn by him in the book, and gave a sneak peek of one, depicting Hades stealing Persephone. [7] A preview of the first chapter was included in the free e-book Mega-Awesome Adventures on March 4, 2014.[8] Two more previews came out from Waterstones Blog and the Guardian.[9]


Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider's view with plenty of 'tude in this illustrated collection.

"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians angry at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week."

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining. [10]








Chapter List

  1. Introduction
  2. The Beginning and Stuff [11]
  3. The Golden Age of Cannibalism
  4. The Olympians Bash Some Heads
  5. Zeus
  6. Hestia Chooses Bachelor Number Zero [12]
  7. Demeter Turns Into Grainzilla
  8. Persephone Marries Her Stalker (or, Demeter, The Sequel)
  9. Hera Gets a Little Cuckoo [13]
  10. Hades Does Home Improvement
  11. Poseidon Gets Salty
  12. Zeus Kills Everyone
  13. Athena Adopts a Handkerchief
  14. You Gotta Love Aphrodite
  15. Ares, The Manly Man's Manly Man
  16. Hephaestus Makes Me a Golden Llama (Not Really, But He Totally Should) [14]
  17. Apollo Sings and Dances and Shoots People
  18. Artemis Unleashes the Death Pig
  19. Hermes Goes to Juvie
  20. Dionysus Conquers the World With a Refreshing Beverage
  21. Afterword.


  • Although Percy states that the ivory statue brought to life by Aphrodite had no name, post-classical writers call her "Galatea". [15]
  • This book is written after The Last Olympian because in the afterward, Percy says that he is late to a date with his girlfriend.


The book features 60 full-color paintings by John Rocco, which are shown below. One was released as a sneak peek on Rocco's blog[16], the other two on Rick Riordan's Instagram. [17][18]


  1. The House of Hades Tour
  2. RR's Blog
  5. Rick Riordan's blog
  6. The House of Hades Tour Minute 41:00
  7. A Novel, An Illustrated Book of Myths, and a Picture Book, Oh My...
  10. Rick Riordan's blog
  16. A Novel, An Illustrated Book of Myths, and a Picture Book, Oh My...
  17. Some sneak peek art from Percy Jackson's Greek Gods st tonight's Disney dinner.
  18. One of the many awesome full-color, full-page illustrations by John Rocco.
The Heroes of Olympus
Core Series: The Lost Hero | The Son of Neptune | The Mark of Athena | The House of Hades | The Blood of Olympus
Main Characters: Jason Grace | Piper McLean | Leo Valdez | Percy Jackson | Frank Zhang | Hazel Levesque | Annabeth Chase | Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano | Nico di Angelo | Gleeson Hedge
Secondary Characters: Hylla Ramírez-Arellano | Dakota | Tyson | Ella | Octavian | Halcyon Green | Dr. Howard Claymore | Alabaster C. Torrington | Iapetus/Bob
Minor Characters: Rachel Elizabeth Dare | Grover Underwood | Thalia Grace | Fleecy | Mrs. O'Leary | Arion | Calypso | Lou Ellen Blackstone | Chiron | Will Solace
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Hades | Ares | Demeter | Athena | Apollo | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus
Minor Gods: Achelous | Aeolus | Asclepius | Boreas | Eurus | Hecate | Iris | Hypnos | Keto | Khione | Kymopoleia | Mithras | Nemesis | Nike | Notus | Phorcys | Serapis | Thanatos | Triptolemus | Zephyros
Roman Gods: Jupiter | Juno | Neptune | Pluto | Mars | Minerva | Ceres | Lupa | Bellona | Fortuna | Janus | Terminus | Vulcan | Mercury | Pomona | Aquilon | Hercules | Cupid | Auster | Favonius | Letus | Victoria | Orcus
Giants: Enceladus | Porphyrion | Alcyoneus | Polybotes | Ephialtes | Otis | Damasen | Clytius | Mimas | Orion | Hippolytus | Thoon | Periboia
Undead: Medea | Midas | Lityerses | Gray | Phineas | Otrera | Echo | Narcissus | Sciron | Pasiphaë
Primordial Gods: Gaea | Tartarus | Ourae | Nyx | Chaos | Ouranos | Akhlys | Erebos | Hemera | Elpis | Spes
Related Content: Rick Riordan | Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Demigods and Monsters | The Ultimate Guide | The Demigod Files | The Demigod Diaries | The Son of Sobek | The Singer of Apollo | The Staff of Serapis | Percy Jackson's Greek Gods | Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes | The Crown of Ptolemy | Demigods & Magicians | Demigods of Olympus | Percy Jackson Demigod Collection

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