wings of plague

Let’s talk dark children of Apollo. There are a lot of things about the “god of the arts, medicine, sun, etc.” that are dark, or can be interpreted AS dark. Lately I’ve been thinking about the characters in the PJO series that are atypical, or don’t match up to their parent gods’ steryotypes: Nico, child of Hades, being afraid of the dark; Piper, child of Aphrodite, doesn’t want to be a gossipy supermodel, etc. But what about going in the completely opposite direction?

 Here are some dark things associated with and/or relative to the various symbols of “sunny” Apollo:

-crows (summoning murders of crows, black wings/feathers, talons)


-music (death metal, sad music)

-sunsets (the END of light, or absorbing it to cause darkness)

-truth, which doesn’t have to be accuired peacefully (i.e. torture)

-silver (blades, moon, etc.)

-arrows (and by default the blood drawn by a bow)

-prophecy (a negative outcome, or fortune telling by other means such as: tarot cards, bone reading, scary drawings, etc.)

-dark poetry/”disturbed” art (could bring art to life??)

-shepards/herding (not just sheep/goats, but what about wolves that try to attack? Weapons made from wolf bones/fur?)

-magic (deadly magic tricks, illusions, trickery)

So, I mean…if we want a badass who doesn’t have to be a good guy…but that would be a pretty great protagonist/side character js