Rick Riordan and Diversity

People complain about Rick Riordan “beating a dead horse” but HE CAN BEAT ALL THE DEAD HORSES HE LIKES.

Rick Riordan has actively added diverse characters in all of his books to represent more kids. Characters in his books include:

  • a Arab-American, Muslim Valkyrie (Magnus Chase)
  • a deaf/mute elf who uses sign language (Magnus Chase)
  • a Hispanic son of Hephaestus (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a half-Cherokee daughter of Aphrodite (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a Chinese son of Mars (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a bisexual God/Teen (Trials of Apollo)
  • a happy and loving gay couple, Nico and Will (Trials of Apollo)
  • a black male dwarf that loves fashion and design (Magnus Chase)
  • a black daughter of Hades (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a genderfluid, transgender warrior of Odin (Magnus Chase) 
  • kids with ADHD and dyslexia (All greek/roman demigods in Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus)
  • POC siblings of mixed heritage, Carter and Sadie Kane (The Kane Chronicles)

and that’s just off the top of my head! This is not at all a conclusive list!!

When Rick Riordan first revealed Nico, a son of Hades in his best-selling Heroes of Olympus series, as gay people asked him “why?” and he said because he wanted kids to see themselves in his books and that all kids need to be able to see themselves in literature and find reassurance that they’re fine just the way they are. HE PORTRAYS ALL OF THESE KIDS AS HEROES. This is SO SO IMPORTANT

So unlike some people who beat dead horses and don’t even try to be diverse (*cough*JKROWLING*cough*) at least Riordan is constantly adding more and more young heroes and heroines that are diverse, well-rounded, and important. 


‏شاركني حتى الأشياء السخيفة، تحديدًا تلك التي تعتقد أنّ لا أحد يكترث بشأنها، أنا أكترث.
Share everything with me, even these silly things that you think nobody cares about. I do.
—  zaidalhouraniquotes

سامحني يا الله لأني أبات كل ليلة وأنا أعلم جيدا أني غير مستعد للقائك فاللهم ارحم ضعفي وتجاوز عن سيئاتي

Resources for 125+ languages

I’ve found this list with resources for over 125 languages on pastebin ( - I can’t use hyperlinks in this post for some reason). I reposted it under the cut in case it ever gets lost but it includes the following languages:

Afrikaans, Ainu, Akkadian, Albanian, Ancient Sanskrit, Arabic (MSA as well as six dialects), Aramaic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Berber, Breton, Cajun, French, Cantonese, Catalan, Cherokee, Classical Armenian, Classical Greek, Classical Latin, Coptic, Cornish, Crimean Gothic, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Egyptian, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faeroese, Farsi, Finnish, French, Frisian, Furlan, Genovese, Georgian, German, Gothic, Greek (Modern), Greenlandic, Guarani, Hakka, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hittite, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish , Italian, Japanese, Jèrriais, Koine Greek, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Manchu, Mandarin Chinese, Manx, Maori, Mari, Mayan (Classical), Mayan (Tzotzil), Mayan (Yucatec), Mixtec, Nahuatl, Norwegian, Okinawan, Old Church Slavonic, Old English, Old Iranian, Old Irish, Old Norse, Old Prussian, Old Tupi, Persian, Middle Polish, Portuguese, Proto-Indo-European, Quechua, Romanian, Rromani, Russian, Sami, Sanskrit, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Shanghainese, Sicilian, Slovene, Sm'algyax, Spanish, Sumerian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tengwar, Thai, Tocharian, Tok Pisin, Toki Pona, Tongan, Turkish, Vietnamese, Volapük, Welsh, Wu, Xibe, Yoruba, Yup'ik and Zulu

Some of the links are broken and there are more resources for some languages than for others but I still think it’s really worth checking out, especially for those of you interested in lesser known languages.

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العالم ليس مثل أمك،تغضب عليها وتصرخ في وجهها في النهار،وفي نهاية اليوم تناديك للعشاء.العالم سيتركك تموت جوعاً.
This world isn’t like your mother. You get angry and yell at her during the day, but at the end of the day, she calls you for dinner.
The world will leave you starve to death.
—  zaidalhouraniquotes

عقل يرفض وقلب يريد

قل للذي يبدي الشماتة جاهلا

إننا نعتقد أن الله يرانا من فوق ، لكنه في الحقيقة يرانا من الداخل

الإعجاب هو أن تقف خمس ساعات أمام لوحة جميلة في المتحف، أما الحب فهو أن تقف خمس دقائق فقط و تذهب،ثم تعود لسرقتها في الليل.
The admiration is to stand five hours in front of a beautiful painting in the museum, but love is to stand only five minutes and go, and then return to steal at night.
لاشيء أسهل من الكراهية، أما الحب فهو يحتاج نفساً عظيمة
Nothing is easier than hate but Love needs a great soul
—  Noor A. Mallouh

لم أر عدلا كعدل الزمان إذا دار