“My mom’s funny that way, celebrating special occasions with blue food. I think it’s her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that.”
“The real story of the Fleece: there were these two children of Zeus, Cadmus and Europa, okay? They were about to get offered up as human sacrifices, when they prayed to Zeus to save them. So Zeus sent this magical flying ram with golden wool, which picked them up in Greece and carried them all the way to Colchis in Asia Minor. Well, actually it carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that’s not important.“ "It was probably important to her.”
CALYPSO (Kalupsô). Under this name we find in Hesiod (Theog. 359) a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and in Apollodorus (i. 2. § 7) a daughter of Nereus, while the Homeric Calypso is described as a daughter of Atlas. (Od. i. 50.) This last Calypso was a nymph inhabiting the island of Ogygia, on the coast of which Odysseus was thrown when he was shipwrecked. Calypso loved the unfortunate hero, and promised him eternal youth and immortality if he would remain with her. She detained him in her island for seven years, until at length she was obliged by the gods to allow him to continue his journey homewards. (Od. v. 28, &c., vii. 254, &c.) AEAEA (Aiaia). A surname of Calypso, who was believed to have inhabited a small island of the name of Aeaea in the straits between Italy and Sicily. (Pomp. Mela, ii. 7; Propert. iii. 10. 31.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PERCY JACKSON! 16 years being alive against all odds, and more than four years fighting in name of your Father and being an awesome hero. You’re doing great and we believe in you, seaweed brain. Hope there’s more years to come, monsters that you will defeat, friends to help you, more love and happy endings. Thank you, Percy. And Happy Birthday.
Poseidon’s children are stronger than most demigods because their father is one of the Big Three. They have power over his domain as Hydrokinesis users, with the ability to manipulate and control water, the capacity to generate earthquakes and hurricanes. They also possess supernatural affinities for equines, as Poseidon created them, and seamanship.
“THAT Perseus always won. That’s why my mom had named me after him, even if he was son of Zeus and I was son of Poseidon. The original Perseus was one of the only heros in the greek myths who got a happy ending. The others died – betrayed, mauled, mutilated, poisoned, or cursed by the gods. My mom hoped I would inherit Perseus’ luck. Judging by how my life was going so far, I wasn’t too optimistic.”