Percy Jackson is a demigod, son of the mortal, Sally Jackson, and the Greek God of the sea, Poseidon. Percy lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and is a New York Yankees fan, but found his life uprooted upon discovering his true paternity. He has black hair and sea-green eyes. He has inherited special abilities from Poseidon which include the ability to control water, boats, and ships; to create small hurricanes; to breathe and see clearly underwater, and to talk to horse-like creatures and most aquatic animals. He is also a gifted swordsman using his shape-shifting sword pen. Throughout the series, Percy uses a ballpoint pen named Anaklusmos (Ancient Greek for "Riptide") for battle. The pen can change into a celestial bronze sword and if he loses it, it will always appear back in his pocket. Riptide, the sword, has been made by Zoë Nightshade.
His mortal life was not the best. He, like most demigods, was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. This made him the subject of bullying from his peers. Additionally, his mother was once married to Gabe Ugliano (Smelly Gabe); an abusive, gambling-addicted, alcoholic in order to protect Percy. His repugnant mortal odor masked Percy's demigod scent, hiding him from monsters. At the end of The Lightning Thief, Sally turned Gabe into stone using Medusa's head. Later, she married Paul Blofis, whom she genuinely loves, and they have a daughter named Estelle. Percy also found love at the end of The Last Olympian.
Grover Underwood is a satyr and Percy's best friend. He appears in The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Son of Neptune, The House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus and The Burning Maze.
He has curly reddish-brown hair and fur, acne, and a wispy goatee. His horns grow larger as the series progresses, and he must take increasingly careful measures to hide them and his goat legs while posing as a human. In The Lightning Thief, Chiron states that Grover is small even for his age: He is twenty-eight then, but because satyrs mature half the speed of humans, he is considered a teenager. Grover is quite sensitive and attached to nature. A vegetarian, he is known to eat tin cans, furniture, and worships cheese enchiladas. Like all satyrs, he can sense emotions and "smell" monsters and demigods. As the series progresses, his concern for his friends and the pursuit of his goals leads him to take on leadership roles and become more confident. Unlike his demigod friends, Grover is not an orthodox fighter. Instead, he uses reed pipes or a cudgel. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Grover begins a relationship with the dryad Juniper. In The Burning Maze, he aids Meg and Apollo on their quest after being summoned.
In The Lightning Thief, he gets a "searcher's license" after delivering Percy safely, allowing him to search for the lost god Pan. When Polyphemus captures him in The Sea of Monsters, he activates an empathy link, a psychic bond with Percy created a year before, allowing them some telepathic communication across great distances. He uses this to guide Percy to his rescue. At the end of The Last Olympian, he is named a Lord of the Wild and given a seat on the satyrs' ruling council, the Council of Cloven Elders. In the movie, he is portrayed by Brandon T. Jackson. In the musical, he is portrayed by George Salazar.
Luke Castellan was a 19-year-old son of Hermes and May Castellan. He appears in The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian. In the films, he is portrayed by Jake Abel. In the musical, he is portrayed by James Hayden Rodriguez.
Introduced initially as the friendly head counselor of the Hermes cabin, Luke is revealed to serve Kronos at the end of The Lightning Thief. He is resentful of his father, who adhered to the gods' policy of non-interference despite May Castellan's mental illness. He ran away from home at a young age and eventually arrived at camp. After the loss of Thalia, a failed quest and continued silence from Hermes, his ongoing resentment turned into a strong hatred of his father and the other gods. Described as decent and kind before Kronos, he behaved with volatility and violence after his defection. Though Luke originally served Kronos willingly, the horrors he witnessed during the Battle of Manhattan convinced him to fight against his former master, eventually committing suicide to stop the Titan. When he died, Luke reiterates what Ethan Nakamura had told Percy before: unclaimed children and unrecognized gods deserve more respect than they have been given. Percy later fulfills his request.
Luke is described as handsome, with sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and a long scar on the side of his face, given to him by Ladon the Dragon. Besides the ability to open locks with his mind, inherited from his father, he is first and foremost an excellent swordsman. He even receives a sword named "Backbiter" from Kronos at the end of The Lightning Thief. It is later reforged as Kronos's scythe and has the ability to harm both mortals and immortals because of its double edged blade, half steel, half celestial bronze. From Halcyon Green, he receives a diary he later entrusts to Chiron, and a celestial bronze knife he later gives to Annabeth with a promise to always remain her family. From his father he receives a pair of magic flying shoes, which he later curses and gives to Percy. Just before giving himself over completely to host the spirit of Kronos, Luke bathes in the River Styx and obtains the invincibility of Achilles.
Thalia Grace is the daughter of Zeus and Beryl Grace, a TV starlet. She is seven years older than her brother Jason Grace and appears in The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Last Olympian, The Lost Hero, The Blood of Olympus, The Dark Prophecy and The Tyrant's Tomb. In the films, she is portrayed by Paloma Kwiatkowski.
Due to her mother's abusive nature, Thalia had considered leaving home since she was little, but stayed to protect Jason. When Jason was seemingly stolen during a visit to Sonora, Thalia finally ran away and stayed on the run with Luke and Annabeth until they met Grover the satyr when she was 12. When they reached camp, Hades sent a horde of hell hounds that Thalia held off, sacrificing herself for her friends. Zeus pitied his daughter and turned her into a pine tree; her spirit then provided a magical barrier around the camp, keeping mortals and monsters out. Seven years later, she is purged from the pine tree with the Golden Fleece, which was applied to save it from poisons that were weakening and destroying the wards protecting the demigods. At the end of The Titan's Curse, she becomes the lieutenant of the Hunters of Artemis, a band of immortal female archers who serve the goddess Artemis, which freezes her age the night before her 16th birthday and prevents her from being the child of the prophecy.
Thalia has bright blue eyes and spiky black hair, and wears black eyeliner and punk style clothing. Jason describes her as having a Mediterranean complexion. Annabeth and Chiron remark that her personality and character traits (like her bravery and loyalty) are very similar to Percy's. She also shares some traits with her father, such as his pride, confidence, and vehement reactions to betrayal or contradiction. An incredibly skilled warrior, she is willing to attack even Luke, who was known as the best swordsman of the last 300 years. Thalia's weapons are the shield Aegis, disguised as a silver bracelet, and a spear disguised as a Mace can. After The Titan's Curse, she also uses a bow and hunting knives, given to her by the Hunters of Artemis. Her main power is the ability to summon lightning and generate electric shocks. In The Titan's Curse, it is revealed that she has a rather ironic fear of heights, acrophobia, despite being a daughter of the god of the sky. In The Lost Hero, she embraces her brother Jason for the first time in years, only to learn that he had lost his memory.
In The Sea of Monsters, Tyson is introduced as Percy's bullied, childish friend. When Percy is forced to take him to camp, it is revealed that he is a baby Cyclops and thus a son of Poseidon, making him Percy's half brother. He appears in The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The Blood of Olympus and The Tyrant's Tomb. In the films, he is portrayed by Douglas Smith.
Tyson is tall with unkempt teeth and fingernails, brown hair and eyes. He is mentally about 8 years old, but very intelligent and compassionate. As a son of Poseidon, he shares some of Percy's powers. As a Cyclops, he is immune to fire and has super strength, an uncanny ability to mimic voices, enhanced senses, and understands the "old tongue" (the language spoken by Gaia to her first children). Tyson is close with several characters and magical creatures in the series, including Rainbow the hippocampus, the hellhound Mrs. O'Leary and the harpy Ella, who eventually becomes his girlfriend.
In The Sea of Monsters, Tyson first appears as a huge homeless kid that is taken in as a class project by Merriweather Prep, Percy's school. Tyson is sensitive, childish and bullied with Percy being his only friend. However, it's also suggested that Tyson's presence in Percy's life has shielded him from attack throughout the year as monsters are too afraid to attack Percy while he is with a Cyclops. When Laistrygonian giants attack in the guise of a dodgeball game, Tyson's powers as a Cyclops shield him from harm and level the playing field, allowing him to defeat several of the giants before Annabeth Chase intervenes to finish the job. Due to her own bad experiences with Cyclopes, Annabeth reluctantly takes Tyson with them to Camp Half-Blood where his immunity to fire proves to be vital in defeating the attacking Colchis Bulls. Annabeth reveals Tyson's true nature to Percy and the young Cyclops faces a great deal of prejudice from the other campers due to his monster heritage and frustration from Percy when Poseidon claims Tyson as his son, causing Percy to be bullied as well. The sole exception to the bullying is Charles Beckendorf whose father, Hephaestus, employs Cyclopes, causing Beckendorf to befriend Tyson and train him in metalworking. When Percy and Annabeth secretly depart on a quest for the Golden Fleece, they only reluctantly take Tyson along and he befriends the hippocampus Rainbow who transports them to the Princess Andromeda. While attempting to enter the Sea of Monsters, Tyson is apparently killed when the CSS Birmingham explodes as Tyson is attempting to fix the engine at the time, the only one capable of withstanding the extreme heat. Tyson later resurfaces on Polyphemus' island, having survived the explosion before being rescued by Rainbow. Tyson helps Percy to defeat Polyphemus, rejecting the other Cyclops for his evil ways. After returning to camp, Tyson repairs and upgrades Percy and Annabeth's chariot for the second chariot race and provides them with weapons. His gift to Percy, a wristwatch that Tyson had spent the summer working on, turns out to be a shield which proves to be vital in their victory. Afterwards, Tyson reveals to Percy that having faced a hard life of constant monster attacks, he had prayed to their father who had led Tyson to Percy. Having received an offer to work in Poseidon's underwater Cyclops forges, Tyson departs on Rainbow, saddening Percy who has come to see the Cyclops as a true brother.
In The Titan's Curse, Percy keeps in contact with Tyson through Iris-messages, although Tyson's new job and Percy's own responsibilities make this somewhat difficult to manage. At the end of the book, Tyson reveals that he has gotten permission to take the summer off and return to Camp Half-Blood.
In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Tyson returns to camp and repairs Percy's wristwatch shield which had been damaged while fighting the Manticore months before. Tyson joins the quest through the Labyrinth to find Daedalus and is at first excited to meet his idol Briares who they rescue on Alcatraz Island. However, Briares had become depressed as all of his siblings had perished and lost the will to live, disillusioning Tyson. When Grover sets off on a side quest to find the missing wild god Pan, Tyson decides to join him despite his nervousness around satyrs. Tyson is present when Pan fades from existence and takes part in the final battle with Kronos' forces. When Briares arrives to help, he credits Tyson with his decision to help and he calls Tyson the true hero.
In The Last Olympian, Percy encounters his brother again a year later when, after the destruction of the Princess Andromeda, he ends up in Atlantis. Although the city is under siege by the ocean gods allied with Kronos, Poseidon refuses to allow Tyson to fight, leading to an argument between him and Percy because Poseidon believes that Tyson is too young to fight and must instead be protected. When Poseidon arrives to help defeat Typhon, much to Percy's joy, Tyson is leading Poseidon's army of Cyclopes. Following the defeat of Kronos, Zeus commends Tyson's bravery by making him the General of the Cyclopes. Due to Tyson's preference of a club for a weapon, Zeus promises that the gods will find him a suitable club.
In The Son of Neptune, Tyson is shown to be searching for the missing and amnesic Percy. When Percy's memories begin to return and unable to Iris-message any of his friends, Percy manages to contact Tyson through a dream. Percy instructs his brother to find Ella the harpy and to meet him near the Caldecott Tunnel. After his quest, Percy summons his hellhound Mrs. O'Leary at the tunnel and she arrives with Tyson and Ella, leading to an overjoyed Percy and Tyson reuniting. Ella comments on Tyson's bravery and Percy notices that his brother is blushing, causing Percy to tease him about the romance blooming between Tyson and Ella. Tyson participates in the Battle of New Rome, effortlessly killing the evil Cyclops Ma Gasket and battling Earthborn spirits with the help of advice on their weak spots from Ella. After the battle, Tyson is present when Percy is made praetor of the legion and when the Roman Senate discusses the approach of the Greek demigods.
In The Mark of Athena, Tyson is still present when the Argo II arrives. After Ella issues a prophecy, Percy discreetly orders Tyson to take Ella away, not wanting Octavian to learn of the harpy's knowledge of the lost Sibylline Books. After things go south, Percy contacts Tyson and orders him to take Ella to Camp Half-Blood where the harpy will be safe.
In The Blood of Olympus, Tyson is mentioned to have brought in a few friendly Cyclopes to aid in Camp Half-Blood's defense. When Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge are cornered by Michael Kahale, Leila and Dakota on a yacht near Camp Half-Blood, Tyson unexpectedly arrives to help with Ella, who is now his girlfriend, and Rainbow, using his ability to mimic voices to mimic Octavian and trick the Romans into disarming themselves. Taking advantage of the surprise, Tyson effortlessly knocks Kahale unconscious with a single blow to the head, which is notable because Kahale is stated to be so strong that it takes someone with an immense strength to overpower him. Tyson brings Ella and Coach Hedge back to Camp Half-Blood on Rainbow and relays Reyna's message about her intention to come at sunrise. During the final battle with Gaea, Tyson leads the friendly Cyclopes against the Earth goddess and her monster army. Afterwards, with the powers of prophecy no longer working, Tyson joins Ella and Rachel Elizabeth Dare in traveling to New Rome in the hopes of reconstructing the Sibylline Books, the only source of prophecies left at the moment.
In The Tyrant's Tomb, Tyson and Ella have settled in New Rome where the harpy has been using her photographic memory to reconstruct the lost Sibylline Books while the harpy and the Cyclops run a bookstore at the same time. Ella's transcriptions take the form of tattoos on Tyson's skin rather than being put on paper, something that Apollo finds to be awkward to deal with. Tyson also has his girlfriend give him a tattoo of his friend Rainbow. Tyson and Ella help Apollo to decipher the prophecies surrounding the current threat from Caligula, Commodus and Tarquin and later to perform a ceremony to summon Diana for help against the emperors and Tarquin's undead legion. The two are still in Diana's temple when Tarquin attacks their bookstore, looking for the Sibylline Books. After the battle, Tyson and Ella rename the bookstore Cyclops Books and provide Apollo and Meg with the first part of a new prophecy that directs them to return to New York City to face Nero.
Nico di Angelo
Nico di Angelo is first seen in The Titan's Curse, as an unclaimed demigod rescued by Percy, Annabeth, Thalia, and Grover. At the end of the novel, it is revealed that Nico is a son of Hades. He appears in The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus, The Hidden Oracle, and The Tower of Nero.
Though he appears to be ten years old, he and his elder sister Bianca were born in the 1930s. After Zeus killed their mother Maria di Angelo, daughter of an Italian diplomat, whilst trying to kill the children, Hades wiped their memories and placed them in the Lotus Hotel, a place in Las Vegas where time stands still. He is native to Venice, Italy and can speak Italian. Nico is initially depicted as cheerful and childlike, with olive skin and dark hair, and enjoys playing Mythomagic (a mythology-themed card game similar to Magic: The Gathering). He takes the death of Bianca very hard, becoming moody, secretive, and irritable. He becomes angry at Percy, who swore to protect Bianca, but later forgives him. Afterward, he lived in the Underworld with Hades, where he becomes pale and shaggy-haired and begins wearing dark clothing. Nico, despite being very powerful, is extremely lonely, much like his father. He makes nearby people uncomfortable, partially due to his unnerving weapon of choice: a sword made of iron cooled in the Styx ("Stygian iron"), capable of absorbing monsters' essences rather than banishing them to Tartarus. Stygian iron, unlike celestial bronze and Imperial gold, can harm both mortals and immortals. Until meeting Cupid in The House of Hades, Nico also struggles to hide his homosexuality. During The Blood of Olympus, Nico, with the help of Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano and Gleeson Hedge, transport the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood. Between The Blood of Olympus and The Hidden Oracle, he begins a relationship with Will Solace, a child of Apollo, after admitting to Percy that he had a crush on him.
Nico's suggestion that Percy takes on the curse of Achilles and his work to convince Hades to fight in The Last Olympian is crucial to the Olympians' success and earns him a short bout of fame. He is privy to the fact that there are two camps, one Greek and one Roman, before The Lost Hero, making him an important liaison between the two groups in the latter series. He brings his half-sister Hazel back from the dead and establishes her at Camp Jupiter. At the end of The Son of Neptune, Nico travels through Tartarus to find the monstrous side of the Doors of Death, an experience that leaves him haunted and weak. In The House of Hades, Nico is revealed to be a closeted homosexual with a crush on Percy, the source of his help to Percy throughout the series. In The Blood of Olympus, he nearly dies several times while "shadow-traveling", which involves melting into shadows and teleporting himself to different places. His sister, Hazel Levesque, whom he brought back from the dead, is the daughter of Hades' Roman identity Pluto. In The Hidden Oracle, Will Solace introduces him as his boyfriend to Apollo. Although their attraction for each other is hinted at in The Blood of Olympus, they are not seen getting together. After the three-legged death race, he is seen assisting Will to treat the injured patients. At the end of the book, he helps Apollo and the others fight after his and Will's canoe capsized. In The Tower of Nero, he and Will help to fight Nero and Nico is shown to have become depressed following the death of Jason Grace. At the end of the book, Nico is convinced that his friend the Titan Iapetus or 'Bob' is calling for help from Tartarus despite his apparent death in The House of Hades. Nico decides to try to find out what happened to the friendly Titan with Will's help and rescue him if need be.
Rachel Elizabeth Dare
Rachel is a mortal girl who can see through the Mist, the force that obscures gods and monsters from most mortals. Her father, Will Dare, is a rich businessman, a fact which she is rather adverse to. She first meets Percy in The Titan's Curse at the Hoover Dam. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, she guides Percy through the Labyrinth to Daedalus's workshop. It is hinted that she has some romantic feelings for Percy which are noticed by Annabeth who becomes extremely jealous. In The Last Olympian, she has strange visions about the war. Later after she talked to Chiron, she decided to become the new Oracle of Delphi, according to her fate. She gave up her feelings for Percy to her duty. Her appearance makes things easier for both Olympians and Greek demigods.
Her first act as the Oracle is to deliver the next Great Prophecy, setting the plot of the Heroes of Olympus series. She is contacted in The House of Hades to ask for Reyna's assistance to bring the Athena Parthenon back to Camp Half-Blood.
Following the loss of Delphi to Python, as revealed in The Hidden Oracle, Rachel stops visiting camp and begins a frenzied attempt to regain her foresight, not helped by Apollo's disappearance. Once informed of Apollo's arrival, Rachel returns and learns that not only Delphi is lost, but also three other Oracles, and that only Rhea's Dodonian Oracle is still valid. She becomes upset upon learning of the existence of other Oracles, as Apollo hasn't told her before. In The Tower of Nero, Rachel regains her powers of foresight after Apollo kills Python. She plans to take the summer off before returning to work as the Oracle full time. She also provides Nico and Will with a prophecy that Will states doesn't sound good.
She has red hair and freckles, is skilled at painting and drawing (with both feet and hands) and occasionally shown as a non-ADHD foil for her demigod teammates. Percy remarks on her ability to stand still for a long time at a charity event. Due to her power of foresight, Rachel knows a great deal of knowledge before she learns it herself.
Clarisse La Rue
A daughter of Ares and the former lead counselor of the Ares cabin at Camp Half-Blood, Clarisse is hot-tempered, courageous, strong, an incredible fighter, usually using an electric spear given to her by Ares, and a good military strategist. She can be stubborn and overconfident, much like her father. Despite their similarities, Clarisse has a fear of her father and his anger at her if she should ever disappoint him. This, along with a strong sense of honor and pride, often motivates her actions. She also fears the Labyrinth because of what happened to her boyfriend Chris Rodriguez before she saved him. She is aggressive towards most demigods, including Percy, though she does respect and make friends with a few, including Percy, Annabeth, and Silena Beauregard.
Clarisse makes frequent appearances throughout the novels. first seen just after Percy arrives at camp. In The Sea of Monsters, Clarisse is given the quest to find the Golden Fleece. She is a main character in the short story "Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot" (published in The Demigod Files). In The Last Olympian, Clarisse initially sits out the war for Olympus due to a personal feud. Enraged after the loss of her friend Silena, she later joins the battle with a fury reminiscent of her father's, slaying a drakon singlehandedly and receiving the blessing of Ares. In The Blood of Olympus, Clarisse leads the Greeks in battle to defend the camp. In The Hidden Oracle, it is stated that Clarisse has gone to attend the University of Arizona and her role as counselor is taken by her half-brother Sherman Yang.
She appears in The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus. In the film adaptations, she is portrayed by Leven Rambin. In the musical, she is portrayed by Sarah Beth Pfeifer.
A son of Apollo who is a native of Austin, Texas and the son of an alt-country singer named Naomi Solace. While initially a recurring character in Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus, Will becomes a main character in The Trials of Apollo. He is stated to be the camp's best combat medic and runs the infirmary. According to Will himself, he lacks the archery skills of the other children of Apollo due to his inherited gifts being for healing rather than combat. Nevertheless, he is extremely brave and, along with his healing, can emit a painful ultrasonic whistle and he can glow as well, something that surprises even his father Apollo. Will is also LGBT, although his exact sexuality is never specified.
In The Last Olympian, when Annabeth is hurt, Will uses his healing powers to help cure Annabeth. Following the death of his half-brother Michael Yew in the Battle of Manhattan, he becomes the head of the Apollo cabin.
In The Blood of Olympus, Will attends a head counselor meeting discussing the situation with Romans where he laments that he lacks the combat skills of many of his siblings due to his gifts being for healing. However, Chiron reassures Will that he will nevertheless play an important role due to the inevitable need for healers. At one point, Will calms down Clarisse by touching her arm which Nico di Angelo, witnessing the meeting through a dream, notes is an incredibly rare thing as Clarisse would normally attack anyone who ever dared tried to do such a thing. Will delivers Coach Hedge's baby boy Chuck and, despite not being a fighter, volunteers to join the team sent to scout out the Roman positions in order to get a break along with Lou Ellen and Cecil. Will is reunited with Nico di Angelo and the two begin bickering over Nico's use of his powers which Will can sense are having a serious negative effect on his health. Will also berates Nico for his plan to leave both camps after the war, stating that there are people who are or would like to be Nico's friends if he would only give them a chance. The team sabotages the Roman onagers and Will uses his ultrasonic whistle twice to help defeat attacking enemies. During the final battle with Gaea's forces, Will and Nico confront Octavian who, being a Roman descendant of Apollo, is a distant relative of Will's, although Nico notes that compared to Will, Octavian is watered-down and unhealthy looking, lacking anything that makes a child of Apollo special. Although Nico and Will both see that Octavian's robes are caught up in the firing rope of the onager, Nico convinces Will not to intervene, leading to Octavian inadvertently launching himself to his death when he fires the weapon at Gaea. In the battle's aftermath, Nico avoids Will, convinced that the son of Apollo will now see him as a monster and want nothing to do with him, Nico having shown signs of a possible attraction to Will while working together on the battlefield. To Nico's surprise, Will forcefully tracks him down and orders Nico to spend three days in the infirmary recovering, berating Nico for avoiding him in the process. Nico comes out to Percy and admits his former crush on him before joining Will.
In The Hidden Oracle, Nico and Will are shown to have started dating each other in the six months since the battle and Nico becomes jealous of Will's possible attraction to Pablo, although Will claims that he is simply checking out how well Pablo's reattached arm is healing. When Will's now-mortal father Apollo arrives at camp, Will and Nico aid Apollo in his quest and in adjusting to being mortal. After the battle with Nero's forces, Will treats the worst of the camp's cases of hay fever caused by Apollo's plague arrow.
In The Tower of Nero, Nico has become depressed following the death of Jason Grace on top of all of his other losses while Will is supportive and concerned for his boyfriend. During the final battle with Nero, Nico and Will help Apollo alongside the troglodytes with Will at one point suddenly arriving with Camp Half-Blood reinforcements as Nero apparently has the upper hand. Following Nero's death, Will coordinates treating everyone's injuries and helps Apollo prepare for his final battle with Python. Two weeks later, Apollo, now a god once again, visits his son and his boyfriend where Will talks about a possible date in Paris using Nico's shadow traveling. The two reveal that Nico believes that a voice that he's been hearing calling for help from Tartarus is Bob, causing Will to playfully wonder if he should be jealous before Nico clarifies that he's talking about a Titan. Will plans to join Nico on his mission into Tartarus to try to find out what happened to Bob and to rescue him if he can, enlisting the help of the troglodytes to get in and out. Rachel suddenly gives them a prophecy that Will describes as bad which Apollo decides is better for him not to know.
Calypso is the daughter of the titan Atlas who is imprisoned on the island of Ogygia for supporting her father during the first titan war. She first appears in The Battle of the Labyrinth, where she nurses Percy back to health. She falls in love with Percy and is heartbroken when he has to leave. Percy asks the gods to release her at the end of The Last Olympian, but she is still residing there when Leo becomes trapped on Ogygia in The House of Hades, having been released from the curse of being forced to fall in love with all those to fall upon the island rather than the island itself. Leo and Calypso subsequently fall in love legitimately. After Leo escapes, he swears on the River Styx that he will return for Calypso. At the end of The Blood of Olympus, Leo gets back to Ogygia and frees Calypso using an astrolabe that Odysseus had built for that purpose, although he was unable to complete it without a crystal from the island that Calypso had given to Leo on his first visit.
In The Hidden Oracle, Calypso comes to Camp Half-Blood with Leo and reveals that, due to her choice to leave Ogygia, she has become a mortal. She accompanies Leo and Apollo in the latter's quest to find the Oracles and stop the Three Emperors from conquering North America. Despite this, the two secretly attempt to find a normalcy for their lives and later announce to Apollo that they are going to settle in Indianapolis, although they will continue to help him anyway they can. At the end of The Dark Prophecy, Calypso stays at the Waystation, while Leo goes to warn Camp Jupiter of an impending invasion and Apollo travels with Meg to search for the Erythraean Sybil. During The Dark Prophecy, Calypso regains her ability to use magic, although the goddess Britomartis suggests that she had simply lost control of her powers rather than losing them altogether. With training from Josephine, Calypso begins regaining control over her magic.
As a sorceress, Calypso can command wind spirits to do her bidding. She loses most of her control of them when she gives up her immortality; however, she is still capable of summoning them to a degree, though by consuming more power than usual. Also, due to spending a long time at Ogygia, she has mastered sewing and lock-picking, which she uses while finding the gryphons at Indianapolis Zoo. She is Leo's girlfriend as of The Blood of Olympus, The Hidden Oracle, The Dark Prophecy, and The Burning Maze. In The Tower of Nero, Leo reveals that Calypso is enjoying attending high school and is currently working as a counselor at a mortal band camp for kids. The two are currently in a fight due to Leo's disrespectful behavior towards women, but both Leo and Reyna are sure that they will work it out when she returns at the end of the summer.
Iapetus also known as Bob the Titan, is the Lord of the West and the father of Atlas. Bob first appears as one of the main antagonists of the short story Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades which appears in The Demigod Diaries as well as the back of the paperback edition of The House of Hades. He subsequently appears as a main character and a supporting protagonist in The House of Hades.
In Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades, demigod Ethan Nakamura uses the sword of Hades to release Iapetus from where he has been locked in Tartarus for millennia. Iapetus battles Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Nico di Angelo and Thalia Grace, proving to be more than a match for them. In desperation, Percy throws Iapetus into the River Lethe which erases the Titan's memories, leaving him with a childlike personality. Percy convinces the amnesic Iapetus that he's actually their friend Bob and Bob heals Percy's injuries from the fight and aids him in confronting Persephone over her secret creation of the sword in the first place. Bob is subsequently employed as a janitor in the Underworld by Hades.
In The House of Hades, while trapped in Tartarus, Percy and Annabeth briefly reminisce about Bob, inadvertently summoning him to their aid when the Titan overhears them. Percy is left feeling guilty after learning how Hades and Persephone used Bob as a servant while Nico would visit and tell the Titan about how good of a friend Percy is. Bob acts as a guide and protector to Percy and Annabeth, his knowledge of Tartarus from his time trapped there proving vital in their quest to reach the Doors of Death and escape. However, the regenerative effects of Tartarus on monsters starts to heal Bob's mind and slowly restore his memories, including the fact that Percy was the one who erased them in the first place. On one occasion, the group faces monsters who cast curses upon them that their previous enemies have left. Bob hesitates to help until Percy apologizes for his actions and for being a bad friend. Bob also befriends Small Bob, a sabertooth cat inadvertently created and then destroyed by Atlas in The Titan's Curse. Bob leads Percy and Annabeth to the friendly giant Damasen who heals the two demigods injuries, but is convinced that he can't change his fate of forever battling the maeonian drakon despite Percy and Annabeth's belief that the line of the Prophecy of Seven about "foes bare arms to the Doors of Death" refers to the four of them: two demigods, a Titan and a Giant who should be mortal enemies under normal circumstances. Ultimately, despite the return of his memories, Bob takes Percy's advice to heart that he should take the parts of Iapetus' past that he wants while leaving everything else behind and continues to side with them, showing disgust for his evil past. At the Doors of Death, firmly identifying himself as Bob rather than Iapetus, he faces off against the embodiment of Tartarus alongside Small Bob, Damasen and the drakon, to ensure Percy and Annabeth's escape from the realm and the closing of the Doors of Death. The four are presumably destroyed in the process, devastating Nico, Percy and Annabeth who recognize Bob as a true friend. Percy sadly fulfils Bob's last request to say hello to the stars for him, Bob having wanted to see the stars again.
In The Tower of Nero, Nico begins hearing a voice calling out to him for help from Tartarus. Nico later reveals to Apollo that he believes that the voice is Bob, suggesting that the Titan had in fact survived his battle with Tartarus at the Doors of Death. Feeling guilty for leaving Bob behind, Nico is determined to travel into Tartarus and try to find out what happened to Bob and if possible, to rescue his friend. Nico and his boyfriend Will Solace explain that they intend to enlist the help of the troglodytes who are capable of safely tunneling into and out of anywhere, even Tartarus. However, Rachel Elizabeth Dare issues them a prophecy that Will admits doesn't sound good.
Annabeth ran away from her father and stepfamily at age seven and encountered Luke Castellan and Thalia Grace. They lived as runaways until they were found by Grover Underwood and taken to Camp Half-Blood. Annabeth remains attached to Luke and convinced of his goodness even after his decision to support Kronos. He was also her first love interest. Her attempts to bring Luke back into the fold are an important theme in the books.
At the end of the series, she plans to finish high school in New York and then attend college in New Rome. In The Hidden Oracle, one of her friends states that Annabeth had gone to Boston for "some family emergency" — searching for her cousin Magnus Chase. Annabeth's appearances in crossover shorts with The Kane Chronicles, and in Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard make her the only character besides Percy Jackson to have appeared in all three of the Greco-Roman, Egyptian and Norse mythology series by author Rick Riordan.
Her main weapon is a short celestial bronze knife given to her by Luke Castellan. In The Last Olympian, it was found to be a cursed blade, which Luke used to eject Kronos from his soul, consequently killing himself. After losing it in The House of Hades, she uses a drakon-bone sword given to her by the giant Damasen in Tartarus. In The Kane Chronicles crossover series, she also uses Sadie Kane's wand when it turns into a dagger similar to the one Luke gave her. Annabeth also owns an invisibility Yankees cap, a gift from her mother. At the end of The Battle of the Labyrinth, Daedalus gives Annabeth his incredibly advanced laptop which she loses in Tartarus. In the third book of Magnus Chase series, Annabeth wears a UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design shirt, implying that is where she goes to college. Annabeth has dyslexia, as her brain is hardwired to be able to read Ancient Greek, and has ADHD.
Introduced in The Heroes of Olympus
Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano
Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano (also known by her initials RARA) is a 16-year-old Puerto Rican demigod. She is a daughter of Bellona, a Roman Goddess of War, and the younger sister of Queen Hylla of the Amazons. She and her sister worked for Circe during the events of The Sea of Monsters where Reyna was one of the attendants who looked after Annabeth. After Percy and Annabeth escape and free Blackbeard and his crew, Reyna and Hylla are captured by the pirates before eventually escaping and going their separate ways.
Because of this history, she hated Annabeth Chase badly. She brought her pain.
Reyna would not give up easily. She found the way to Camp Jupiter, where she belonged. There, she worked hard. Her hardworking and natural skills made her rise again quickly. She became the praetor of the Twelfth Legion just four years after she joined. She would not trust anyone so easily, which was a good quality because she had a whole legion to lead. Her decision could bring the legion good or bad. She did everything she could for her friends and family, which is everyone in New Rome. She is a daughter of Bellona, but she does not like war. She chose to put down the desire of revenge when she heard about the Greeks, even though they physically and mentally hurt her a lot. She understands the importance of both camps united.
She does not quite have a fatal flaw, unlike Annabeth. She seems too good. However, she could still not get everything she wanted. She could not find love, just like Venus had said. So finally, she joined the Hunters. Maybe, it is a sign of her being defeated by the fate. Nothing is perfect. Well, maybe it is really her fate.
She is described as intimidating and a natural leader; she has glossy black hair and very dark brown eyes. Reyna is generally more used to responsibility than other demigods, as she is a praetor at Camp Jupiter. (she left the camp in The Tyrant's Tomb and joined the hunters of Artemis) Reyna's demigod ability is the power to lend her energy, skills, and character traits to nearby demigods. Similar to Leo Valdez, she can speak English, Latin and Spanish. Reyna is often accompanied by two magical dogs, Aurum and Argentum, or by her pegasus Scipio ("Skippy" dies after their trip from New York to Greece in The House of Hades after being slashed by a griffin's poisonous claw). The immortal winged horse Pegasus awards her the title of "Horse Friend" because of her kindness towards Scipio and others of his descendants.
In The Blood of Olympus she, Nico, and Coach Hedge go on a quest to return the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood. While shadow-travelling to New York, the trio stops in San Juan and visits Reyna's former house, haunted by the ghosts of her relatives. There Reyna reveals that the Ramírez-Arellano family (which includes Roberto Cofresi and Captain Marion Frederic Ramírez de Arellano) has always been favored by Bellona. Reyna's father (an Iraq war veteran) deeply loved the goddess, but his PTSD turned this love into an unhealthy paranoia. When Reyna was ten years old, he became a mania, or an evil insane ghost. When the mania attacked Hylla, young Reyna picked up the closest weapon and killed what remained of her father. Reyna is reluctant to discuss the incident because patricide is "unforgivable" in New Rome. Reyna was in love with Jason Grace which is shown throughout the series. Several characters like Percy, Annabeth, Piper, and Hazel have noticed Reyna's romantic feelings for Jason. In The Mark of Athena Annabeth noticed that Reyna had a hungry sort of gleam in her eyes when she reunited with Jason Grace. Eventually, Annabeth (who is good at reading people) sensed that Reyna wanted Jason to "love her" back. In The House of Hades Jason felt guilty for letting her believe they had a future together. In The Blood of Olympus when Reyna is given her own POV chapters, she daydreams about romantic activities with Jason like "romantic walks" and "sunset picnics." When Jason had disappeared for 6–8 months, she briefly considered Percy a romantic partner. However, its important to remember that Reyna was very desperate due to Jason's disappearance, Octavion's rise in power, her camp being attacked, and Aphrodite's "love curse."
In The Tyrant's Tomb, Reyna is revealed to be asexual and has always felt pressured to take a romantic partner, but didn't understand why she never truly felt an attachment to anyone until Apollo hits on her. Following the Battle of San Francisco Bay, Reyna resigns as praetor and instead joins the Hunters of Artemis. In The Tower of Nero, after becoming a god once again, Apollo encounters Reyna who is settling in well with the Hunters and has been mentoring Leo Valdez in his behavior towards Calypso.
Leonidas Valdez, known as Leo, is a son of Hephaestus. He likes to joke around and relies on his sense of humor to bury the pain he feels as a result of his troubled past. He is described as having curly brown hair, brown eyes, a cheerful face, a slim and scrawny build, dark skin, and a mischievous smile. He is Hispanic-American and speaks Spanish. Leo has the ability to create and manipulate fire, a skill that no child of Hephaestus has had for 400 years. He also has severe ADHD even by demigod standards. He is an excellent mechanic and at one point repairs a bronze dragon running wild in the camp's woods, which he names Festus (meaning "happy" in Latin). Inspired by a blueprint in Bunker 9, an abandoned bunker in the camp's woods, and a picture he drew in his kindergarten time, he also creates the Argo II, the flying ship the seven demigods of the Great Prophecy sail on to reach Greece.
When Leo was eight, Gaia tricked him into burning down his mother Esperanza's machine shop in Houston, resulting in her death. Leo's remaining family blamed him for killing her and left him a foster child and runaway. He meets Piper McLean at the Wilderness School in Nevada. Later, in The Lost Hero, he meets Jason Grace, who wakes up on a school bus headed to the Grand Canyon with no memories. However, Leo and Piper have Mist-induced memories of meeting and becoming friends with Jason. He sometimes thinks of himself as a seventh wheel, (as for the first three books of the Heroes of Olympus series he is the only person aboard the Argo II without a significant other) though he proves no less important or skilled than the others. In The Mark of Athena, Hazel learns her former boyfriend, Sammy Valdez, was Leo's great-grandfather. Until he falls in love with Calypso, a nymph third-generation titanness, in The House of Hades, Leo flirts with almost every girl he meets in order to cover up his insecurities about never finding love. In The Blood of Olympus, Leo sacrifices himself to annihilate Gaia and dies in the process, but is brought back to life using the Physician's Cure and returns for Calypso on her island, Ogygia. This is an impressive feat, as nobody has ever been to Ogygia twice. However, Leo had the advantage of an astrolabe that had been created for just such a purpose by Odysseus as an old man. Leo had gotten the device from two dwarfs shortly before landing on Ogygia and had learned from them that Odysseus had lacked a vital crystal to complete the device which Leo had convinced Calypso to give him before leaving the island.
He and Calypso then journey back to Camp Half-Blood, sending a magic scroll ahead to let his friends know he's alive. When he does arrive at camp (at the end of The Hidden Oracle), everyone lines up to punch him for keeping them worried for so long. As Leo is included in the prophecy of the Grove of Dodona, he and Calypso accept the task to accompany Apollo on his quests in The Dark Prophecy. Afterward, he announces that he and Calypso will be living at the Waystation and leading an ordinary life. When the prophecy of Trophonius requires that someone must warn Camp Jupiter of an invasion, Leo does the task alone. He returns to find Jason Grace dead. In The Tower of Nero, Apollo encounters Leo briefly while visiting the Waystation after becoming a god once again.
Festus the Celestial bronze dragon is a mechanical dragon made decades ago by the Hephaestus cabin at Camp Half-Blood, and given wings by Leo Valdez years later. In The Lost Hero, he transports Jason, Piper, and Leo, before being destroyed by a crash-landing. Leo asks Hephaestus to take his head to Bunker Nine at Camp Half-Blood, where he later repairs him, to be the figurehead on the Argo II. Festus acts in this role throughout The Mark of Athena and The House of Hades.
In The Blood of Olympus, Festus is secretly rebuilt by Leo and plays a vital role in the defeat of Gaea. Festus subsequently resurrects Leo with the Physician's Cure and helps him to rescue Calypso.
In The Trials of Apollo, Festus acts as one of Apollo's allies. He is destroyed again in The Dark Prophecy, but is easily rebuilt by Leo who had redesigned Festus in case of such an eventuality.
Piper McLean is a daughter of Aphrodite and the famous actor, Tristan McLean. She is fifteen in The Lost Hero. Unlike most children of Aphrodite, Piper is not particularly concerned with beauty or fashion. Piper is Cherokee on her father's side. She has tan skin, eyes that change color constantly, and choppy chocolate-colored hair which she cuts herself. She is of slim build and average height. Her demigod "powers" include "charmspeak" (essentially, magical persuasion) and the ability to speak French, the language of love. She is also occasionally able to see visions in her magic dagger Katoptris (Ancient Greek for "mirror"), which once belonged to Helen of Troy. The dagger lost that power after the battle against the giants in Athens.
Piper's relationship with her father is mutually affectionate but strained, in part because of the small amount of attention he spares for her. When she was young, Piper used her persuasive skills to "borrow" (ask for in charmspeak) things to earn a little of his time. After he is kidnapped by the giant Enceladus in The Lost Hero and subsequently rescued by Piper, Jason, and Leo, Mr McLean's relationship with his daughter begins to improve. Piper is also very close to Jason. Though she later learns it was all a trick of the Mist, she believed she was once his girlfriend while they attended the same school. She works hard to recreate this relationship in real life when she comes to Camp Half-Blood. She is also friends with all of the seven quest members in The Heroes of Olympus, especially Annabeth and Leo.
Piper's main weapon is her dagger Katoptris, though she later acquires a magic cornucopia and uses it as a weapon. After being captured by pirates in The House of Hades, Piper asks Hazel to teach her sword fighting, using a jagged celestial bronze sword taken from the Boread Zethes.
In The Hidden Oracle, Nico mentions that Piper is currently attending school in Los Angeles, together with Jason. In The Burning Maze, it is revealed that her relationship with Jason ended a few months earlier. Apollo, as Lester Papadopoulos, is confused because the cloud nymph, Mellie, had seemed angry at Jason, leading Apollo to mistakenly believe that Jason had broken up with Piper, while in fact, Piper had ended the relationship because she felt it was forced. It is later unveiled that she wanted to discover herself and who she really was without the pressure of being the daughter of Aphrodite. The trick of the Mist that Hera used at the beginning of their relationship also contributed to the breakup as that meant that their relationship was technically "fake". Still, she is heartbroken when he sacrifices himself in The Burning Maze. In The Tower of Nero, she is revealed to be part of the LGBTQIA community and is in a relationship with another woman.
Jason Grace was a son of Jupiter and the mortal Beryl Grace, a TV star of the 1980s, and the younger brother of Thalia Grace (Hunter of Artemis). He was raised by the wolf goddess Lupa and her pack after his mother was compelled to give him up when he was two, then later lived at Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Half-Blood, where demigods born to the Olympians' Roman aspects receive their training. Jason inherited many special powers from his father Jupiter like summoning lightning bolts, controlling winds, flying, summoning storm spirits, creating different types of storms like thunderstorms, rainstorms, and hurricanes. Jason is also a master swordsman and spear user. He and Thalia are reunited in The Lost Hero, and Thalia later reveals that their mother told her that Jason was dead, and that this was what finally drove her to leave home. Also in The Lost Hero, he begins a romantic relationship with Piper McLean. In The Blood of Olympus, it is revealed that Beryl Grace had become a mania, or spirit of madness.
Jason is often described to be very handsome and attractive. He has blond hair, electric blue eyes, and a scar above his upper lip (said to be a result of an attempt to eat a stapler at age two). He is very tall, one-inch taller than Percy (who is 6 ft) and Jason grows even taller during the quest. Jason is also very muscular and athletic. By the age of fifteen, he has earned the rank of praetor and leads the legion with his longtime partner, Reyna who eventually falls in love with him. Jason also coordinated the Roman camp's attack on the Titan force prior to the events of The Lost Hero: he led an assault against Mount Tamalpais/Othrys, a Titan stronghold near San Francisco, and defeated the Titan Krios in combat by himself. Piper McLean describes Jason as a very rule- and duty-oriented person, though Terminus describes him as a "rule-flouter”. Of all the characters in the series, Jason is the one who struggles the most with the differences between the Greek and Roman perspectives. When the Argo II is stuck in North Africa he must choose one identity or the other; he decides to consider himself a Greek, despite his parentage, and is subsequently unable to command a legion of Roman ghosts. During The House of Hades it is revealed that Jason has plans to return to Camp Jupiter to improve it with things he learned at Camp Half-Blood, such as giving the fauns (the Roman equivalent of a satyr) more rights and responsibilities. Later, during The Blood of Olympus, Jason decides to consider both the Greek and Roman traditions as part of his heritage. He becomes the Pontifex Maximus, a role which will see him travel between Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter to build shrines for every god and goddess in the pantheon.
Although Jason and Percy immediately realize that it is best to work together, and become friends, their relationship is not without antagonism. As Percy puts it, it is natural for two powerful demigods to wonder which of them is stronger after a fight. Jason is a sword fighter like Percy, though they have different fighting styles. Jason uses an Imperial gold sword, styled as a Roman gladius, which he can extend into a pilum (a spear) at will. Jason also has power over venti (air spirits) and can fly. He can, like his sister Thalia, call down lightning - which he conducts through his Imperial Gold weapons - and emit static shocks. Once, he and Percy together summon a hurricane in Charleston harbor. He is killed during The Burning Maze by the Roman Emperor Caligula after sacrificing himself to save Piper, Apollo, and Meg. His death is avenged by Frank Zhang in The Tyrant's Tomb with Frank telling Caligula that it's for Jason. Jason is given a state funeral in New Rome overseen by Apollo. In The Tower of Nero, Nico senses that Jason has likely moved on to either Elysium or gone through rebirth.
Hazel Levesque is a fourteen-year-old demigod, a daughter of Pluto and Marie Levesque. She first appears in The Son of Neptune, at Camp Jupiter. It is later revealed that she has returned from the dead, assisted by her half-brother Nico. She grew up in the 1940s in New Orleans, where her mother had a gris-gris shop. When she was born, Pluto offered to grant her mother a wish, but her request for wealth backfired into an ability to control precious metals and gems, which both first view as a curse. Hazel died after Gaea tries to use Hazel's power over earth to resurrect Alcyoneus. When Hazel's mother changes her mind about helping Gaea, Hazel buries herself and her mother under the earth, delaying Alcyoneus's rebirth and killing them both. While Hazel's spirit is being judged, she gives up the chance to go to Elysium to save her mother from punishment, and they are both sent to the Fields of Asphodel instead. At some point before The Lost Hero, Nico finds Hazel in the Underworld while trying to visit Bianca di Angelo, only to find she has tried for rebirth. With the Doors of Death open, Nico is able to take Hazel to the world of the living through them, resurrecting her and then delivers Hazel to Camp Jupiter. Hazel and Nico are protective of each other, much as true half-siblings.
Hazel is described as African American, having cocoa-colored skin, curly cinnamon-brown hair, and golden eyes. Her legion tattoo is described as looking like a cross with curved arms and a head. She eventually learns to manipulate her curse, manipulating precious stones and metals and sensing structures underground. She is an accomplished horse-rider and skilled with a spatha. She tames the horse Arion, who eats precious metals. She is unusually knowledgeable about the Underworld because of her time there. During The House of Hades the goddess Hecate insists Hazel learn to manipulate the Mist. Hazel becomes very gifted at this. After the Second Gigantomachy, Hazel is promoted to the rank of centurion of the Fifth Cohort, succeeding her boyfriend Frank Zhang. Though she is much cooler than her boyfriend, she finds his inability to be cool endearing. During The Tyrant's Tomb, Hazel reveals that she has managed to break her curse which was "washed away" by Frank making her feel loved which is confirmed in The Tower of Nero. This confirms something that Juno had once told Hazel that a descendant of Poseidon would some day wash away her curse. She is now able to summon precious metals and use and spend them without terrible consequences. In The Tyrant's Tomb, she and Frank team up with Apollo and Meg McCaffrey to protect Camp Jupiter from the emperors Commodus and Caligula as well as the undead king Tarquin. In The Tower of Nero, she and Frank are stated to be the best praetors that Camp Jupiter has ever had.
Frank Zhang, born Fai Zhang (Frank's Chinese name), is a 16-year-old demigod, son of Mars (Ares) and Emily Zhang, a Chinese-Canadian "legacy" (descendant of a demigod) who dies during military service in Afghanistan. He is taken care of by his grandmother after his mother's death, and makes his way to Camp Jupiter upon her insistence. Frank's family descends from Periclymenus, a grandson of Poseidon, who had the power to shapeshift. Periclymenus's descendants were sold into slavery in China, and migrated to Canada many years later. While battling Alcyoneus (who is invincible within Alaska), Frank taps into his ancestral power and transforms into a bear. However, his combined power of being a son of Mars and having the ability to shapeshift makes his life very fragile. The Fates tied his life force to a piece of firewood when he was a baby, so if the wood burns up, he will die (as in the ancient Greek legend of Meleager). The goddess Juno appears to his mother and grandmother while he is a baby to warn them of this fact, as he would be crucial to defeating the Giants. In all of his life, Frank has ignited the wood thrice, which he can do simply by thinking about it; the first time is while he is finding his way to Camp Jupiter, in bitter cold. The second time is when he, Percy, and Hazel travel to Alaska to free Thanatos. Eventually, Frank entrusts the firewood to Hazel, and in The House of Hades, Calypso creates a fireproof pouch to contain it.
Frank has a meek disposition and is uncomfortable upon learning his father's identity publicly in front of the whole of Camp Jupiter. He suspected himself a son of Apollo, given his skill with a bow and arrow. On his quest in The Son of Neptune, and later during the series as well, he uses an enchanted spear given to him by Mars. The spear summons a skeleton warrior, which Frank calls "Gray".
As he has been residing in Camp Jupiter for no more than a year, Frank is initially considered a probatio, or rookie, of the Fifth Cohort. During the Roman War Games, after Percy impresses everyone with his battle skills and instincts, Mars appears, informing Frank that he is his son and is to lead a quest. Since only centurions are allowed to lead a quest, Reyna has to promote him to centurion rank. Later, in The House of Hades, Jason surrenders his praetorship to Frank, who uses its authority and Diocletian's Sceptre to lead an army of Roman skeleton soldiers against the monsters in the Necromanteion.
Frank was described as 'cuddly' and 'fuzzy' and with a chubby, babyish face in The Mark of Athena, but in The House of Hades, after summoning the blessing of Mars to defeat a hoard of enemies, he transforms. He is then described as being taller, more muscular, and without all of his childhood fat. Though now built like a professional football player, he is still as sensitive as before, and is embarrassed at his new appearance at first.
Initially, Frank is wary of the tension between Hazel and Leo (caused by Leo's resemblance to Hazel's old boyfriend, Sammy Valdez). After Leo's encounter with Calypso, however, Leo becomes more relaxed around Hazel and their relationship becomes clearly platonic, much to Frank's relief. Frank then pursues a relationship with Hazel.
Frank burns his stick for the final time in The Tyrant's Tomb in order to kill Caligula. Despite the stick completely burning, Frank survives, freeing him from his curse. Apollo believes that by taking his fate into his own hands in such a noble way, Frank has created a new fate for himself free of his curse. Apollo compares Frank's fate to Meleager, noting that Meleager's family had hidden his curse from him and his mother was eventually forced to use the firewood to kill him while Frank's family revealed the truth and it helped to shape who Frank became. It's also revealed that his romantic relationship with Hazel has enabled her to break her curse, fulfilling a prophecy that she had received that a descendant of Poseidon would wash away her curse.
In The Tower of Nero, Frank and Hazel are revealed to have become the most efficient praetors the Twelfth Legion has ever had and have been building up New Rome.
Coach Gleeson Hedge
Gleeson Hedge is a satyr first mentioned in The Last Olympian, as the author of a distress call sent to Grover Underwood. Like Grover, Hedge is also a demigod Protector, his proudest "recruit" being Clarisse La Rue. He disguises himself as a coach at the Wilderness School to escort Piper McLean and Leo Valdez (and later, Jason Grace) to Camp Half-Blood. He also serves as the adult chaperone for the Argo II and later accompanies the Athena Parthenos to camp. Despite his often warlike and often overly aggressive attitude, Hedge is kind and understanding to campers in need. He enjoys extreme sports and martial arts movies. In The Lost Hero, Hedge falls in love with Mellie the cloud nymph (assistant to Aeolus) and marries her; by the time of The House of Hades, Mellie is pregnant with a satyr boy. Chuck, the baby, is born at the end of The Blood of Olympus, with Clarisse as his godmother. In The Hidden Oracle, Hedge, Mellie, Chuck, Piper, and Jason are spending the winter in Los Angeles.
Introduced in The Trials of Apollo
Apollo / Lester Papadopoulos
Apollo, in the mortal form of Lester Papadopoulos, serves as the main protagonist of The Trials of Apollo series.
In The Heroes of Olympus, Apollo's Roman descendant Octavian promises the god many things for blessing his prophetic skills, which leads to the Olympians' distraction from the true threat of Gaia, and to the resurgence of Python. As a result, the Delphic Oracle ceases to function, effectively halting demigod quests, and Zeus punishes Apollo. Zeus's punishment consists of making Apollo mortal, though he retains most of his personality and some more minor powers. This punishment is revealed in The Trials of Apollo. In his mortal form, Apollo's name is Lester Papadopoulos. Apollo has to adjust to a life of mortality and questing to regain his former powers and lifestyle.
Following a meeting with two thugs in Manhattan, Apollo encounters a demigod called Meg McCaffrey, who claims him as her servant until he regains his godhood. Apollo is released by Meg after the revelation of her alliance with his enemy.
As Lester, Apollo is a 16-year-old teenager with curly brown hair, blue eyes, acne, and a flabby torso. He is narcissistic, prideful, and arrogant, but does his best to not be a burden on others. His mortal transformation makes him realize how miserable humans are in facing the gods. In particular, he grows to deeply care for Meg and resolves to be with her despite the difficulties involved. After killing Python in The Tower of Nero, Apollo is reinstated as a god, but is forever changed for the better by his time as a mortal.
Margaret (Meg) McCaffrey is a 12-year-demigod daughter of Demeter and the main character in The Hidden Oracle. Her father was murdered by "the Beast" (Emperor Nero) and she was subsequently adopted by Emperor Nero, considering them two separate people. Nero taught her the arts of a demigod and gave her a pair of crescent rings which can transform into sickles made of imperial gold, before giving her a task to lure Apollo into the Grove of Dodona. Meg appears to Apollo in an alley of Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan where she defeats two thugs, also sent by Nero to stage a robbery. Meg demands Apollo's servitude and they travel to Camp Half-Blood with Percy Jackson's assistance. There, Meg displays unusual abilities even before Demeter claims her, and later goes with Apollo to search for missing demigods and the Grove in the nearby woods, having to endure a brief abduction in the process. Her relationship with Nero is revealed at the climax, but her growing doubtfulness regarding Nero's ways, not to mention her already familiar friendship with Apollo, leads her to rob Nero of his chance of burning the Grove. While she helps Apollo bring the Grove alive, she severs their bonding spell and leaves.
In the second book, The Dark Prophecy, she returns to Apollo and helps him fight Commodus.
Meg is described as small and pudgy, with dark hair chopped in a messy pageboy style and black cat-eye glasses with rhinestones in the corners. She is free-spirited and adventurous, inquisitive, and is also confrontational. She poses questions with no subtlety, something that Apollo is annoyed with but later comes to regard as a unique trait. Her abilities as Demeter's daughter allows her to connect better with nature as well as summoning a karpos (crop spirit) called Peaches (a spirit of peach trees), a power that none of Demeter's other demigod children are known to possess.
Even though she is Demeter's daughter, not Ceres (the Roman manifestation of Demeter) she fights like a Roman, with two swords; one for offense and one for defense. She is also known for her liking of unicorns in the fourth book The Tyrant's Tomb.
Hemithea, known as "Emmie", is a retired Hunter of Artemis and caretaker of the Waystation. She lives with her partner, Josephine, also an ex-Hunter, and their daughter Georgia at the Waystation in Indianapolis. She and her sister were granted immortality by Apollo after escaping from the wrath of their father, King Staphylus. She then joined the Hunters of Artemis and fell in love with fellow hunter Josephine, so sometime in the 1980s, Josephine and Emmie gave up their immortality in order to grow old together. In The Dark Prophecy, she saves Calypso, Leo and Apollo from the Blemmyae with crossbow turrets and lets the trio stay at the Waystation. She comments on the similarities between Calypso and her half-sister Zoë Nightshade.
Triumvirate Holdings is a company that is led by three beings who are said to be the worst Roman Emperors in history. They force other people to worship them. During the Second Titanomachy, Triumvirate Holdings was responsible for giving Luke (at the time under the influence of Kronos) and his allies the Princess Andromeda, weapons, helicopters, and top human mercenaries. During the Second Gigantomachy, Triumvirate Holdings supplied Octavian with different weapons. Rachel described Triumvirate Holdings to be so rich that they make her father's company "look like a kid's lemonade stand." The trio have divided up North America into three major empires and are hunting for Oracles, which they plan to destroy.
Among the known members of Triumvirate Holdings are:
Emperor Nero – A legacy of Apollo who is the main antagonist of The Hidden Oracle and one of the two main antagonists of The Tower of Nero alongside Python. The last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty, Nero is infamous for his tyranny and overindulgence in wealth and luxury with little regard to his subjects. He is the deified Roman Emperor, who has survived through the millennia along with two other deified Roman emperors—the Triumvirate. He forms an alliance with Python, who holds Delphi, while he himself controls the other oracles and plans to destroy Dodona. As the Emperor of the East, Nero lives in New York City, where he recruits and trains homeless demigods, and controls the eastern third of North America. He and the other two Roman Emperors have established Triumvirate Holdings. As "the Beast", Nero killed Meg's father, but later adopted and trained her in demigod arts so she could eventually lure Apollo into the Grove of Dodona. After Rhea restores the Grove of Dodona at Camp Half-Blood, Nero tries to force Apollo and Meg to burn the trees; failing at that, he sends a giant statue of himself, the Colossus Neronis, which originally stood in Rome, against Camp Half-Blood and Apollo and the Greek demigods defend the camp against it. He is killed by Apollo in The Tower of Nero and his power absorbed by Python.
Emperor Commodus - Commodus is the main antagonist of The Dark Prophecy and one of the three main antagonists in The Tyrant's Tomb alongside Caligula and Tarquin. The last in the Nerva-Antonine dynasty, Commodus ascended as emperor at a young age and was known for his good looks and musculature, for which he was nicknamed the "New Hercules". In later life, he became increasingly dictatorial and paranoid as he suspected that people would overthrow him. He also had preferences for gladiatorial battles and would buy slaves and exotic animals to fight to the death. Eventually, Apollo, with whom he had an affair, assassinated him while taking the form of Narcissus, his wrestling partner. As a god, he reigned as the Emperor of the Middle, ruling from a base at Indianapolis. He sends many of his men, including a kidnapped Georgia, to seek the Oracle of Trophonius, as he himself fears the oracle's reputed ability to drive its seekers insane. At the end of The Dark Prophecy, he launches an attack at the Waystation, but is defeated by Apollo and his group. Commodus manages to get away at the last second, having been blinded by Apollo's brief revelation of his true form. Later, Commodus joins forces with Caligula and Tarquin to destroy Camp Jupiter but ends up being killed by Apollo after being severely injured by Frank Zhang.
Emperor Caligula - The main antagonist of The Burning Maze and one of the three main antagonists in The Tyrant's Tomb alongside Commodus and Tarquin. He was born into the first ruling family of the Roman Empire, conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula was ambushed by his Germani guards which led to his mortal death. Following this incident, he employed the Strix and the Pandai to work for him while his fellow emperors continue to use Germani. Many years later, Apollo and Piper were brought to Caligula by his talking horse Incitatus as Caligula has the Pandai they subdued executed. Before he can have Meg and Jason Grace executed, Caligula is stunned when Apollo threatens to commit suicide. After Apollo stabs himself while Caligula kills Crest following the news of the attack on Camp Jupiter ending in failure, Caligula sails north with his guards. Medea meets with Caligula and advises that performs a ritual before Apollo dies. Caligula later fights Jason and Tempest on the back of Incitatus where he manages to kill Jason. After making sure that he is dead, Caligula sets sail for the Bay Area. Later, Caligula joins forces with Commodus and Tarquin to destroy Camp Jupiter but ends up being killed by Frank who apparently sacrifices himself to destroy the emperor by burning up his firewood representing Frank's lifeline. To much surprise, Frank survives the experience and is left with his life no longer tied to a piece of firewood.
King Tarquin - One of the three main antagonists in The Tyrant's Tomb alongside Commodus and Caligula. Tarquin is the last king of Rome and is depicted as a zombie. He participated in the Battle of San Francisco Bay where he targeted the Sibylline Books. Tarquin was killed by Hazel and Diana who stabbed him in the chest and shot him in the head with an arrow respectively.
Though not all the gods who appear in Rick Riordan's novels are truly Olympians (that is, gods who live on Mount Olympus), all Greek and Roman gods are generally considered to be a subset of the Twelve Olympians. As such, most characters in the series refer to these immortals generally as the "Olympian gods", to distinguish them from the Greco-Roman primordial gods and Titans.
Zeus/Jupiter – The king of the gods and the most powerful Olympian by far, Zeus is most prominent in The Lightning Thief but has several roles throughout the rest of Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Zeus is shown prominently throughout the series to be extremely narcissistic, paranoid and hypocritical. In The Lost Hero, under the influence of Khione, Zeus forbids contact between gods and mortals and closes off Olympus (against the influence of Khione), although he indirectly helps the protagonists several times on their quests. As the primary Olympian god, his demigod children reside in Camp Half-Blood's biggest cabin, Cabin 1, although there is only one person who resides there at the end of The Heroes of Olympus: Jason. In the film adaptation, Zeus is played by Sean Bean.
Hera/Juno – The queen of the gods who plays a role in The Titan's Curse, by helping Percy and the others on their quest in The Battle of the Labyrinth. As Juno in The Lost Hero, she is kidnapped by Gaea, and contacts Jason Grace to rescue her. Previously, as Juno, she had sneaked out of Olympus and switched Percy and Jason to try to unite the Roman and Greek demigods, going against the wishes of Zeus as part of a plan to defeat Gaea. Her cabin in Camp Half-Blood is Cabin 2, the second biggest in the camp, but because she does not have demigod children, it is empty. In the film adaptation, Hera is played by Erica Cerra.
Poseidon/Neptune – The god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses who is the brother of Zeus and Hades. In The Lightning Thief, he is suspected of having stolen Zeus's master bolt but is proven innocent after Percy recovers it from Ares. Poseidon fights Oceanus in the underwater front of the Titan war. He remains there in The Last Olympian while the other Olympians fight Typhon, until Percy convinces him that his power is necessary to defeat Typhon. He was last seen fighting the Giants in the Second Gigantomachy alongside Percy and the other gods and demigods and mentioned Kymopoleia to the other gods as his daughter after Percy and Jason reported meeting her. Though he is referred to as Neptune in the sequels of Percy Jackson and the Olympians when the Greeks and Romans are united, he has yet to appear in Roman form. His cabin in Camp Half-Blood is Cabin 3 in which Percy is the sole permanent occupant. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Poseidon is played by Kevin McKidd. In the musical, he is portrayed by Jonathan Raviv.
Demeter/Ceres – The goddess of agriculture, who appears alongside her daughter Persephone in The Last Olympian, where they participate in the battle against the Titans. Demeter's cabin in Camp Half-Blood is Cabin 4. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Demeter is played by Stefanie von Pfetten.
Ares/Mars – The god of war who is the son of Zeus and Hera and the father of Deimos, Phobos, Eros, Clarisse La Rue, and Frank Zhang. Ares is a callous bully who is driven by either greed, aggression, violence or by the promise of violence. However, as Mars, he dislikes war without reason and is one of the more important Roman Gods. He is however still a bully and is all for killing the Greeks. Percy first encounters Ares in The Lightning Thief, in which he drives a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle with flame decals and a leather seat made from human skin. Percy defeats Ares in a sword fight near the climax of the book. Cabin 5 in Camp Half-Blood is the home of Ares' demigod children; it is said to be surrounded by all kinds of warfare apparatus, including spikes. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Ares is played by Ray Winstone. In the musical, he is played by James Hayden Rodriguez.
Athena/Minerva – The goddess of wisdom, and the daughter of Zeus and Metis. Athena first appears in The Titan's Curse, where she dislikes Percy and his relationship with her daughter, and votes to execute Percy due to his crucial role in the fate of Olympus. She then argues that it was the most logical and wise choice. As Minerva, she is a scatterbrain and lost. She hates the Romans for reducing her to that and tells her descendants to kill the Romans. She also leads her best children to the Athena Parthenos, although Aphrodite believes it to be subconscious, as Athena doesn't know where it is. After an argument between Minerva and Annabeth, she revokes the magical properties of her daughter's Yankees cap, but Athena eventually restores them to help against Serapis. Her color scheme is grey, and her cabin in Camp Half-Blood is Cabin 6. In the film adaptation, Athena is played by Melina Kanakaredes.
Apollo – The god of the sun, light, music, truth, and healing. His Greek children live in Cabin 7 in Camp Half-Blood. He serves as a supporting character in Percy Jackson & The Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series, and becomes the main protagonist of The Trials of Apollo series as a mortal named Lester Papadopoulos. Apollo first appears in The Titan's Curse, where he transports a group of demigods and Hunters at the behest of his twin sister Artemis. Later, he assists the quest group in rescuing Artemis from the Titans, even though doing so has been forbidden by Zeus. At the end of The Last Olympian, Apollo chooses Rachel Dare as his new Pythia. After the war in the second series, the furious Zeus punishes Apollo with mortality for his failure to identify Gaea as a threat. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Apollo is played by Dimitri Lekkos.
Artemis/Diana – The goddess of the moon, animals, youth, and hunting. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. Artemis, true to her vows, is distrusting of men who discourages the companionship or value of men, and encourages maidenhood. As a result, she has no demigod children, but recruits Hunters who serve as her companions and attendants. Cabin 8 is her honorary home at Camp Half-Blood, but because she is a virgin, it is populated only when her Hunters come to visit. Her Roman counterpart Diana only appears in The Tyrant's Tomb when Apollo summons her to help New Rome. Diana kills Tarquin and heals her brother's zombie infection. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Artemis is played by Ona Grauer.
Hephaestus/Vulcan – The gods' blacksmith, and the father of Charles Beckendorf and Leo Valdez. At Camp Half-Blood, Cabin 9 is dedicated to him. Hephaestus acts as a major ally of Percy in The Battle of the Labyrinth. In The Lost Hero, he defies Zeus by speaking to Leo through his dreams and delivers the head of the mechanical dragon Festus for use as the figurehead for the Argo II. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Hephaestus is played by Conrad Coates.
Aphrodite/Venus – The goddess of love and beauty, who first appears briefly in The Titan's Curse. Her appearance shifts constantly, always becoming more beautiful. Cabin 10 at Camp Half-Blood is the home of her demigod children. In The Lightning Thief, Aphrodite is played by Serinda Swan.
Hermes/Mercury – The messenger of the gods, and the god of travelers and thieves. He is the son of Zeus and Maia. In the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Hermes helps Percy, hoping that he will be able to redeem Luke. All unclaimed demigods are packed into Hermes' cabin, Cabin 11 because Hermes welcomes all travelers. In the film adaptations, Hermes is played by Dylan Neal in the first film and by Nathan Fillion in the second.
Dionysus/Bacchus – The god of wine, parties and madness who is the son of Zeus and Semele. Dionysus was made the head of Camp Half-Blood as punishment for pursuing "an off-limits wood nymph" romantically. He is also banned from drinking alcohol as a part of his punishment and so is often seen drinking Diet Coke as a substitute. Dionysus is portrayed as a cynical and unfriendly misanthrope who does not appear to have much respect for other beings, except for Ariadne. He is a powerful god, but his powers are shown the least throughout the series. He has two demigod sons named Castor and Pollux, both of whom are the sole inhabitants of Cabin 12. As Bacchus, the Roman centurion Dakota is his son. Dionysus was in fact once a demigod himself who, like Hercules, was made into a god for his own heroic deeds. His seat on the Olympian Council originally belonged to Hestia who decided to abdicate it after Dionysus was first made into a god in order to avoid conflict. Dionysus hates his job and has a low opinion of demigods, likening them to Theseus and his abandonment of Ariadne. However, he is shown to be kind and helpful towards demigods on a few occasions, saving Percy and his friends from the Manticore in The Titan's Curse, curing Chris Rodriguez's madness in The Battle of the Labyrinth and giving Nico di Angelo counseling sessions in The Trials of Apollo following the death of Jason Grace. He typically refers to Percy by variations on his real name, only ever calling him Percy Jackson a few times in the series, usually only in extremely serious moments. In The Last Olympian, his sentence is shortened to only fifty more years following the defeat of Kronos. In The Mark of Athena, Dionysus' Roman form Bacchus appears to help the heroes against two of the giants once they prove themselves to him. In The House of Hades, the giant Clytius states that it took the combined forces of Dionysus and Hercules when they were both demigods to defeat him the last time. In The Tower of Nero, following his own punishment, Apollo suggests to Dionysus that Zeus might have a greater purpose to forcing Dionysus to run Camp Half-Blood and not to lose hope. Dionysus is played by Luke Camilleri in the first film and by Stanley Tucci in the second. In the musical, he is portrayed by George Salazar.
Minor Greco-Roman gods
Achelous – A river god with the face of a man and the head of a bull. He had previously fought with Hercules where Hercules removed one of Achelous' horns; his other horn plays a part in the plot of The Mark of Athena in which it is removed by Piper McLean and becomes a cornucopia.
Aeolus – The god of the winds. In The Last Olympian, he manipulates the winds to form a barrier around Olympus that protects it from air attacks from the Titans. In The Lost Hero, he is portrayed as frenetic and unbalanced by attempting to fill all the requests of the gods and hopes to be made god of the wind.
Amphitrite/Salacia – The wife of Poseidon/Neptune. She appears in one scene of The Last Olympian and is described as a beautiful goddess wearing armor, with black hair and small horns like crab claws.
Boreas/Aquilon – The god of the north wind and winter. He is first seen in The Lost Hero where Jason, Piper, and Leo ask for assistance. He has two immortal children called the Boreads and is the father of Khione.
Khione – The goddess of snow, who is the daughter of Boreas and sister of the Boreads. She first appears in The Lost Hero when she betrays Jason, Piper, and Leo to the forces of Gaea. In The House of Hades, she attacks the Argo II and banishes Leo to Ogygia before she is defeated by the combined forces of Piper and Festus.
The Boreads – The sons of Boreas and the brothers of Khione. Calais is depicted as a big simpleton who struggles with words that have more than two syllables, while Zethes is shown to be heterosexual and to maintain an eighties hairstyle. In The Lost Hero, the Boreads are seen with Boreas. In The House of Hades, Khione and the Boreads attack the Argo II. The three of them are defeated when Piper McLean charmspeaks Festus to life. Piper also takes one of the Boreads' celestial bronze swords for her own use.
Notus/Auster – The god of the south wind and summer. He appears in The House of Hades where the damaged Argo II is docked at his palace for several days. The god is depicted as switching often between his Greek and Roman forms, causing a great deal of frustration for Jason Grace in their negotiations. He eventually encourages Jason to simply take what he wants and to choose between being Greek or Roman, at which point the god settles on the form of Notus due to Jason's choice of Greek. Notus then lends the demigods four venti to tow their damaged ship to Malta.
Zephyrus/Favonius – The god of the west wind and spring. He appears in The House of Hades. In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo suspects that Zephyrus gives him aid against the Colossus Neronis after accepting Apollo's apology to him.
Eurus/Vulturnus - The god of the east wind and autumn.
Asclepius/Vejovis – The god of healing who is the son of Apollo and Phoebus. In The Blood of Olympus, Asclepius is first mentioned by Apollo on Delos, as the only person to have ever successfully cured death. Apollo gives Leo, Frank, and Hazel his location in Epidaurus. Piper, Leo, and Jason later meet Asclepius in the Asclepion. He quickly diagnoses Jason with myopia and gives him a pair of glasses. Later, he uses the Pylosian mint and the Makhai to formulate the physician's cure and gives the trio instructions on its use which allows Festus to resurrect Leo after his death.
Enyo/Bellona – The goddess of war, who is the mother of Hylla and Reyna (as Bellona). Though she is never seen in the series, she indirectly helps Reyna to kill Orion by empowering her with her strength.
Britomartis - The goddess of hunting and fishing nets. In The Dark Prophecy, she encounters Apollo, Leo Valdez, and Calypso at the Waystation where she tasks them to retrieve her pet gryphons, Heloise and Abelard, as payment for the secret route to the lair of Commodus. Later, she contacts the Hunters of Artemis to serve as backup for the protection of Waystation. Britomartis also jump-starts Calypso's lost magic.
Deimos – The god of terror. A son of Ares, Deimos appears in the short story "Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot" in The Demigod Files, where he torments Clarisse, forcing Percy and Clarisse to cooperate to defeat him. In The House of Hades, he helps to defeat the giant Mimas.
Delphin/Delphinus – The god of dolphins, and one of Poseidon's lieutenants. He was seen briefly during a war council meeting in Poseidon's palace in The Last Olympian in the shape of a dolphin.
East River – A river god who personifies the river in New York. The East River only appears in The Last Olympian, where he sinks Titan ships coming to attack Olympus for half a sand dollar given to him by Percy.
Elpis/Spes – The goddess of hope. She remains in Pandora's pithos as the only thing for humans to keep when other evils were released to the world. In The Last Olympian, the pithos is given by Percy to Hestia by the reasoning that hope remains the safest in hearth. In The Blood of Olympus, Gaea times her awakening to coincide with the Feast of Spes, a Roman festival honoring the goddess.
Eris/Discordia – The goddess of chaos and the daughter of Nyx. In The House of Hades, Percy and Annabeth encounter Eris alongside Nyx and Eris' siblings near the Mansion of Night.
Eros/Cupid – The god of love who is the son of Aphrodite/Venus and Ares/Mars. In The House of Hades, Jason and Nico convince Cupid to give them Diocletian's Scepter.
Ganymede – The cupbearer of the gods, who appears in The Sea of Monsters as part of a public service announcement advising users of the Gray Sisters' taxi service to use the seat belt. In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Ganymede is played by Richard Yearwood.
Geras – The goddess of old age and the daughter of Nyx. In The House of Hades, Geras is among the children of Nyx that encounter Percy and Annabeth near the Mansion of Night.
Hades/Pluto – The god of the Underworld, and brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He is an isolationist who distances himself constantly from other gods because they do the same to him, primarily out of fear. They continuously underestimate Hades who is in fact a very honorable and fatherly individual. He is the father of Nico di Angelo, Bianca di Angelo, and Hazel Levesque (as Pluto). After the Second Titanomachy, Hades is granted Cabin 13, which is populated by his demigod child Nico. In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Hades is played by Steve Coogan and is depicted as having a fiery winged demon form.
Harpocrates - The god of silence, who was imprisoned by Triumvirate Holdings and used to silence all demigod communications. After being freed by Apollo, Reyna and Meg, he wills himself out of existence to help defeat his captors and save Camp Jupiter, bringing an end to the communications blackout. It's revealed that he was once an incarnation of the Egyptian god Horus, but Greek belief in him as a separate entity had turned Harpocrates into a very minor Greek-Egyptian hybrid deity.
Hebe/Juventas – The goddess of youth, who is the daughter of Zeus and Hera and wife of Heracles. Hebe is amongst the minor gods who allied themselves with the Titans; after the war, she is awarded Cabin 18 in Camp Half-Blood.
Hecate – The goddess of magic, who is an ally of Kronos in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, but does support the gods against Gaea. Her empousai minions and her daughter Circe is a feminist that morphs men into pigs and torments Percy in The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Sea of Monsters, respectively. After the Titans are defeated, she reconciles with Olympus and is granted Cabin 20 at Camp Half-Blood for her children. In The House of Hades, Hecate reveals that she was the one who had led Hazel Levesque's mother to the spell that had summoned Pluto. Hecate teaches Hazel how to use magic and helps to guide the Argo II to Epirus. At the Doors of Death, Hecate teams up with Jason, Leo, Frank, Piper and Hazel in order to defeat the giant Clytius, the bane of magic.
Hestia/Vesta – The goddess of the hearth and home. Like Artemis, she swore a vow of chastity so no conflict can spring up about her allegiance; as a result, she does not have any demigod child. Hestia gives up her golden throne on Olympus to Dionysus/Bacchus to keep the peace on the Olympian council, making the number of male and female gods unbalanced with seven men and five women. She is the title character of The Last Olympian, where she helps Percy figure out how to defeat Kronos. During the final battle, Hestia intervenes briefly to destroy her father's scythe after Percy knocks it into Hestia's hearth, Hestia briefly appearing amidst the flames to give Kronos a disapproving look. She is described as preferring the shape of a young and softspoken girl with brown hair. She is also one of the only gods who has not tampered with the lives of Percy and his friends. In The Lightning Thief, Percy spots her on his first day of camp, but mistakes her for a regular young girl.
Hudson River – A river god who personifies the river in New York. He only appears in The Last Olympian, where he sinks Titan ships coming to attack Olympus for half a sand dollar given to him by Percy.
Hypnos/Somnus – The god of sleep, son of Erebus and Nyx and father of Morpheus and Clovis, the latter of whom is his demigod child in Camp Half-Blood. He has Cabin 15 at Camp Half-Blood.
Iris/Arcus – The goddess of rainbows, who administers a network of rainbows used by demigods and Olympians to communicate remotely. She is the mother of the demigod Butch, who makes a small appearance in The Lost Hero, who was the company of Annabeth in finding "the boy with one shoe" which was Jason Grace. After the Second Titanomachy, she is granted Cabin 14 for her demigod children. In The Son of Neptune, she meets Frank, Percy, and Hazel on their quest in finding the missing legion's eagle. She is also mentioned to be an old friend of Chiron's in The Sea of Monsters and allows him to listen in on Percy and his friends communications, enabling Chiron to rescue them from trouble just in the nick of time.
Janus – The god of gates, doorways, beginnings, and endings; he appears as a minor character in The Battle of the Labyrinth. He has two faces, and each face seems to think the exact opposite of what the other face thinks. After harassing Annabeth Chase, he is sent away by Hera. In Percy's dreams, he learns that Janus had influenced Daedalus to allow his nephew Perdix to die.
Kymopoleia – The goddess of sea storms and a daughter of Poseidon. She is bethrothed to Briares the Hekatonkheire, whom she resents. In The Blood of Olympus, Kymopoleia works with Polybotes to hinder the demigods while sailing through the Aegean Sea after feeling abandoned by her father. She is convinced by Jason to switch sides, because she wants to be feared and respected. Together, they kill Polybotes. She is nicknamed "Kym" by Percy who attempts to get her to give her husband a second chance, Percy having previously met and befriended Briares.
Lares – Household gods and ancestor spirits who are guardians at Camp Jupiter.
Cato – A Lare. In The Son of Neptune, Cato is seen at the senate meeting where Frank Zhang is made a Centurion.
Vitellius – A Lar who is a descendant of Asclepius. In The Son of Neptune, he was first seen when Hazel was introducing Percy to him.
Morpheus/Somnia – The god of dreams and son of Hypnos. He is among the minor gods that appears as an ally of Kronos in The Last Olympian. He puts the entire city of New York to sleep during the battle.
Melinoë – The goddess of ghosts, who lives in the underworld. She appears only in The Demigod Files in the short story "Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades", where she scares people by showing them the ghosts of deaths they regret.
Mithras - The Roman god of warriors, who is mentioned by Aphrodite in The Mark of Athena when she talks about how Athena was changed by the Romans. Later Annabeth stumbles on a cult of ghosts dedicated to him, who look down on her for being a girl. She realizes everything they are talking about from pictures, statues and the corpses of other dead children of Athena in the cult's chamber and manages to escape.
Nike/Victoria – The goddess of victory who is on the Athena Parthenos in Athena's hand. Her children are in Cabin 17 at Camp Half-Blood. Leo Valdez, Hazel Levesque, Frank Zhang, and Percy Jackson meet her in The Blood of Olympus and later kidnap her as she has been driven insane by the split between the gods Greek and Roman selves, risking her giving victory to the giants instead. She is imprisoned aboard the Argo II and is tricked into giving the demigods information on the physician's cure. Leo is mentioned to have discussed his plan to defeat Gaea with her as well. After the split is healed, Leo releases her from the ship and she resumes her role as Zeus' charioteer in the final battle with the giants, proclaiming victory to the gods.
Nemesis – The goddess of vengeance and mother of the late Ethan Nakamura. After the Second Titanomachy, she is granted Cabin 16 for her demigod children. Nemesis is seen in The Mark of Athena where she gives Leo a cursed fortune cookie.
Palaemon – The god of sharks and one of Poseidon's lieutenants in the war against Oceanus.
Pan/Faunus – The late god of the wild and patron of all satyrs. Pan has been missing for over 2000 years and the satyrs seek him fervently. After Percy and his friends find Pan in The Battle of the Labyrinth, he dies peacefully and releases his spirit to Percy, Grover, Rachel, and Annabeth. As a result, Grover inherits some of his powers, instinctively displaying Pan's unique Panic cry in order to defeat an attacking army of monsters. In The Last Olympian, Grover carries on the legacy of Pan by sending teams of satyrs to clean up the world.
Persephone/Proserpine – The goddess of spring, and the queen of the underworld. Persephone is the wife of Hades and the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. Hades only allows her to visit Demeter, her mother, in the spring and summer. She is said to be able to "soften" Hades and make him more merciful. Unlike most minor gods, she sides with Olympus during the war against the Titans. In the film adaptation, Persephone is played by Rosario Dawson.
Phobos – The god of fear. A son of Ares, Phobos appears in the "Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot" story in The Demigod Diaries, where he torments Clarisse along with his brother. He has the power to show people their greatest fears, but Percy and Clarisse cooperate to defeat him. In The Blood of Olympus, a statue of Phobos is used by Piper to kill Mimas which fulfills the requirement of "one god and one demigod cooperating" in killing giants.
Pomona – The Roman goddess of plenty. Pomona isn't seen in person, but a statue of her speaks in The Last Olympian, becoming irritated when she is mistaken for Demeter by Percy, throwing bronze apples at Percy and Will Solace.
Terminus – The Roman god of boundaries. In The Son of Neptune, Terminus is portrayed as obsessive-compulsive and obsessed with order. He guards the city limits of New Rome in the form of a number of statues of himself and often irritates Percy during his time in New Rome. When Polybotes attacks the camp, Percy convinces Terminus to help him kill the giant as a giant can only be killed by a demigod and a god working together. After defeating Polybotes, Percy smashes him in the nose with Terminus' head, causing the giant to disintegrate. Terminus subsequently relieves Percy of any further inspections by the god. In The Mark of Athena, he confronts the Argo II when it arrives. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Terminus protects his young assistant Julia during the Battle of San Francisco Bay. After Julia's parents are both killed in the attack, it is stated that Terminus intends to adopt the young girl himself.
Thanatos/Letus – The god of death and a lieutenant of Hades. In The Son of Neptune, the forces of Gaea capture Thanatos, allowing their dead allies to quickly return to life. He resumes his duties after being rescued by Percy, Hazel, and Frank.
Tiberinus – A river god who appears to Annabeth in The Mark of Athena. He guides her to the beginning of the Roman leg of her quest for the Athena Parthenos. To Annabeth, he looks exactly like Gregory Peck.
Rhea Silvia – Rhea Silvia is a former Vestal Virgin who mothered Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. She was made an immortal and wife of Tiberinus after she was given a death sentence for breaking her chastity vow. In The Mark of Athena, Rhea Silvia and Tiberinus give advice to Annabeth about the location of the Athena Parthenos. She is described as looking like Audrey Hepburn.
Triptolemus – The god of farming who is associated with Demeter. He was once a mortal prince who assisted Demeter after Persephone was taken to the Underworld and was eventually made into a minor god by her as a reward. In The Mark of Athena, Frank, Hazel and Nico seek him out on the advice of Hecate. Due to his hatred for Hades, Triptolemus turns Nico into a corn plant and refuses to heal Hazel's poisoning, but he eventually makes a deal with Frank to help if Frank can obtain him a new serpent for his chariot. After Frank succeeds, the god restores Nico and heals Hazel before giving them an antidote to the poison that they will have to drink in order to enter the House of Hades. Triptolemus then takes off in his chariot to spread knowledge about agriculture to the world.
Triton – A sea god depicted as a merman with two fishtails. He acts arrogant towards Percy, but he respects Tyson.
Tyche/Fortuna – The goddess of fortune, who was awarded Cabin 19 at Camp Half-Blood after the Second Titan War. Her Roman counterpart Fortuna is celebrated by Camp Jupiter in the "Feast of Fortuna" on 24 June every year to decide what fortune that would befall the camp.
The primordial deities are the deities that came before the Titans and the Olympians came into existence. Among the known primordial deities are:
Gaia/Terra – The embodiment of Earth who and the primary antagonist of The Heroes of Olympus series. Gaia is the wife of Ouranos, and mother of the Titans, the Elder Cyclopes, the Hekatonkheires, the Giants, and Antaeus. She is the grandmother of the Olympians, whose rule she resents. As of The Son of Neptune, she remains sleeping in the ground, but retains some consciousness and influence. Like Kronos, she commands an army of mythological figures and monsters dissatisfied with the Olympians. During The Blood of Olympus, she is defeated by Leo Valdez, Piper McLean and Jason Grace who lift her into the sky, charm her to sleep and then incinerate her with a mighty blast of fire combined with a shot from an onager by Octavian, a legacy of Apollo and the former augur of Camp Jupiter. As a goddess she can't be killed, but like her son Kronos and her husband Ouranos, her essence is scattered so much she will never able to form a consciousness again.
Ourea – The primordial gods of the mountains and the children of Gaea. In The House of Hades, there were some Ourae that make up the Apennine Mountains. When the Argo II tries to cross the Apennine Mountains, the Ourae there attack them with boulders because they are loyal to Gaea. They hurl boulders from their mountaintops where they severely damage the Argo II. Leo Valdez has to turn the Argo II away from the Apennine Mountains in order to come up with a different plan.
Akhlys – The goddess of misery, and a daughter of Chaos and Night. She is described as a miserable-looking old woman who carries the Aegis shield with Medusa's head carved into it. In The House of Hades, she offers the Death Mist to Percy and Annabeth, but later betrays them by luring them into Nyx's territory and trying to kill them with poison. In anger, Percy manipulates the poison back at Akhlys, causing her to run away in fear. This is the first time that Annabeth sees the darker part of Percy's personality.
Keto – A primordial sea goddess and the sister and wife of Phorcys. In The Mark of Athena, Keto appears as a girl named "Kate" who is encountered in Phorcys' aquarium in Atlanta. When Gleeson Hedge discovers Phorcys' ruse, he frees Percy and Frank after knocking "Kate" out. After Percy, Gleeson, and Frank escape from the aquarium, Keto sends a skolopendra (shrimp monster - one of her children) after them.
Nyx – The primordial goddess of night, said to be the oldest being in the universe besides Chaos itself. In The House of Hades, Percy and Annabeth accidentally wander into Nyx's territory and try to pose as tourists guided by a brochure that does not mention Nyx. Angered, Nyx shows just how important she is and summons her children, who emit pitch-black darkness that even Nyx herself cannot see through it. Before she can catch them, the couple leave through the Mansion of Night. Nyx is described by Annabeth to be "as tall as the Athena Parthenos, but very much alive."
Ouranos – The embodiment of the sky, who is the husband of Gaea and the father of the Titans. When Gaea gave birth to the Elder Cyclopes and the Hekatonkheires, Ouranos hurled them into the pits of Tartarus because of their ugly appearances. Kronos later castrated Ouranos before cutting him to pieces. Ouranos then cursed Kronos, stating that his child would come to overthrow him just as he had. Not much is mentioned about Ouranos afterwards. In Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Percy Jackson describes Ouranos to be tall and muscular with long dark hair and his skin changing depending on if it is day or night. In The Blood of Olympus, its revealed that like his wife Gaea and his son Kronos, his essence is scattered so much that he will never able to form a consciousness again.
Phorcys – A primordial sea god and the brother and husband of Keto. In The Mark of Athena, he and Keto run an aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia which contains many rare sea monsters. Following a "VIP" tour, Phorcys traps Percy and Frank (who had turned into a golden koi fish) in a tank to fight each other. This attracts the attention of Gleeson Hedge, who manages to break the glass tank as they escape promising to return and free the sea creatures that Phorcys has in captivity.
Styx – The primordial river goddess of the same name. Taking oaths under Styx' name binds people into a contract; breaching them will mean consequences, oftentimes misery, for them. While multiple people have sworn under Styx' name, Styx herself does not appear until The Dark Prophecy, where she appears in Apollo's vision threatening him with punishment for breaking his oath of not playing music or practicing archery until he regains his immortality. In The Tower of Nero, she appears to Apollo after he defeats Python and asks if he has learned his lesson. Apollo finally realizes that the constant disasters that he had attributed to Styx were actually caused by himself while she had only appeared to berate him for his recklessness in each case. Styx is pleased that Apollo has learned his lesson and vanishes, telling him to hold on to what he has learned.
Tartarus – While Tartarus is the name of a location where the Titans were imprisoned, there is a primordial god by that name as well. Through Gaea, Tartarus fathered Typhon and the Giants. His real form is the whole Tartarus itself, but he personifies himself in a form that stands several feet tall with a face of a swirling vortex and a voice that makes it seem going inward, rather than outward. In The House of Hades, the personification of Tartarus appears in physical form where he makes a remark about Gaea's awakening. Annabeth and Percy fight Tartarus until Iapetus (Bob) and Damasen sacrifice themselves so that Percy and Annabeth can get out of Tartarus. In The Tower of Nero however, Nico comes to suspect that Iapetus at least survived and that he has been calling out to him from Tartarus for help.
The Titans are the children of Gaea and Ouranos. Most of them fought against the Gods during the Titanomachy which ended with the Gods winning. Among the featured Titans are:
Kronos/Saturn – The king of the Titans, the Lord of Time, and the main antagonist of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He is the father of all the elder Olympians, as well as Chiron. He fights with a scythe with a six-foot-long magical blade that can harm both gods and mortals and was used to dismember his father Ouranos. Kronos is initially trapped in Tartarus, but eventually escapes to possess Luke Castellan. In this form, he personally leads the Titan army against Olympus. He is finally defeated by his own host, in fulfillment of the first Great Prophecy. However, Hermes states that Kronos can't be killed and is instead scattered so thin that he hopefully can never form a consciousness again, the same fate that later befalls his mother Gaea. In The House of Hades, the Titan Koios echoes this, telling Bob that while bits and pieces of Kronos' essence still remain, it is nothing that can ever be put back together again even with the help of the healing powers of Tartarus on monsters. In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Kronos is voiced by Robert Knepper. He was shown to have a gigantic, demonic body along with superhuman strength and the ability to use parts of his own body as projectile weapons.
Rhea – The queen of the Titans, and the mother of the elder Olympians. Unlike Kronos, Rhea loved the children that she gave birth to and even kept Zeus from being eaten. Since Kronos' defeat, Rhea retreats to Upstate New York, but continues to keep in touch with her children. In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo learns that an oracle that Rhea created called the Grove of Dodona is the only one yet to be conquered by Nero. Rhea subsequently appears to Apollo to offer him advice.
Aigaios – A partner of Oceanus who assists in the Titans' War against Poseidon. In The Titan's Curse, Tyson reports that Aigaios protected the Princess Andromeda (a cruise ship carrying the Titan Army) from Poseidon's wrath.
Atlas – The general of the Titan army. He is the father of Calypso and the five Hesperides, one of them being Zoë Nightshade, who is later disowned because she helped Hercules steal the golden apples. Atlas was imprisoned on the mountaintop of Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco, forever cursed to hold up the sky. He is extremely powerful and strong, even for a Titan. He served as the primary antagonist in The Titan's Curse, but is mocked by the other Titans in later books for his failure. He does not participate in Kronos's final assault.
Helios - The Titan of the Sun and the grandfather of Medea. In The Titan's Curse, Apollo mentions that Helios and Selene faded when the Romans took over and his role was given to him. In The Burning Maze, Medea summons her grandfather from the depths of Tartarus so that she can absorb his power alongside the essence of Apollo and make Caligula the new God of the Sun. Helios is summoned again to fight Apollo, Piper, and Meg. When Medea is defeated, Helios goes supernova. When Apollo encounters Helios in the burning maze, Apollo promises to free him from Medea's control in exchange that he lets them pass. After Piper kills Medea and frees Helios from his prison, Apollo persuades Helios to hold his rage and finally rest while planning to keep his memories alive.
Hyperion – Titan of the East. Hyperion is the father of Helios and Selene, the Titans of the sun and moon, respectively. He appears in The Last Olympian, where he is clad in full golden armor and battles Percy. He has all the powers of the Sun. Grover Underwood traps Hyperion by turning him into a tree. In The House of Hades, Hyperion is stopped from reforming in Tartarus by his brother Bob the Titan, his tree having apparently died which sent him back to Tartarus. He and Krios are seen later guarding the Doors of Death. Both are obliterated by the physical form of Tartarus as a show of power.
Koios – Lord of the North. In The House of Hades, Koios is briefly seen in Tartarus. He mentions that his daughter Leto had been mistreated by Zeus after "she bore him those fine twins" (a reference to Apollo and Artemis). Percy describes Koios as having Apollo's smile and Artemis's eyes.
Krios – The Titan of Stars and constellations and Lord of the South. Percy first sees Krios in a dream during The Last Olympian. He wears armor decorated with glowing stars. In The Lost Hero, Jason claims to have defeated Krios in single combat on Mount Othrys (located on Mount Tamalpais in San Francisco) at the same time of the events happening in The Last Olympian. In The House of Hades Krios is seen with Hyperion guarding the Doors of Death. Both of are obliterated by Tartarus's physical form.
Leto - The mother of Apollo and Artemis. In The House of Hades, Koios suggests that she may have been destroyed and sent to Tartarus at some point as he expects her to have finally reformed by now which takes longer for the peaceful Titans. In The Dark Prophecy, Lester has a vision of Leto begging Zeus to lift Apollo's punishment and allow him to return to Mount Olympus. Zeus refuses stating that Apollo's real test is yet to come.
Oceanus – The Titan of the Ocean. Oceanus is depicted as having the upper body of a muscular man with a long beard and horns and the lower body of a serpent. He did not fight the Olympians in the original Titanomachy, but in The Last Olympian, he assaults Poseidon's forces underwater. Oceanus is incredibly powerful and his intense battle with Poseidon lasts for days and creates storms and tsunamis. After the defeat of Kronos, Oceanus escapes back to the depths of the ocean.
Prometheus – The Titan of Forethought. Like Oceanus, Prometheus prefers to fight for the more powerful side. He supported the Olympians in the first Titanomachy but joins with Kronos in the second, in part because of Zeus's cruel punishment for Prometheus's gift of fire to mankind. This punishment ended only with the hero Hercules, a fact Prometheus uses to justify his claims to love heroes. He is sent to negotiate Percy and Thalia's surrender during the Battle of Manhattan, offering them the spirit of Elpis (goddess of hope). He flees after Kronos's defeat, sending a list of excuses to Mount Olympus. Hermes tells Percy that if Prometheus is smart, he won't show his face again for another few centuries.
Selene/Luna - The Titan of the Moon and the sister of Helios. In The Titan's Curse, Apollo mentions that due to the neglect of the Romans, Helios and Selene were eventually forced to give up their roles to Apollo and Artemis before the two eventually faded from existence. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Apollo is surprised to learn that Ida is a legacy or descendant of Luna due to his belief that the Titan had faded long ago. However, Apollo remembers that he'd thought the same thing about Helios whom he had recently encountered in the Labyrinth after Medea had resurrected the Titan.
The Gigantes (also called the Great Giants) are giant-like beings that were made by Gaea and Tartarus to overthrow Olympus. They were previously defeated by the gods and Heracles during the Giantomachy. Each was meant to oppose a specific god. They can only be defeated by a god and a demigod working together. Most of the Gigantes are described as being very tall with dragon-like legs and shaggy hair.
Alcyoneus – A 40 ft. Gigantes with rust-colored dragon-like legs whom Hazel Levesque almost resurrects during World War II. Hazel sacrifices herself to stop his resurrection, but she only delays it until the 1980s. Alcyoneus eventually rises in The Son of Neptune. He is invincible as long as he remains in his homeland which after his resurrection is Alaska. Frank, Hazel, and Arion drag him into Canada where Alcyoneus is decapitated by Hazel after being made vulnerable. He is the bane of Hades/Pluto.
Clytius – A 20 ft. Gigantes with ash-colored dragon-like legs. He opposes Hecate. Clytius appears in The House of Hades. He guards the living side of the Doors of Death in Epirus. He is defeated by Hecate, Jason, Leo, Piper, Nico, Frank and Hazel.
Damasen – A 20 ft. peaceful Gigantes with red dragon-like legs who appears in The House of Hades and is exclusive to the series. He had been made to oppose Ares/Mars. Damasen had been exiled to Tartarus as he was peaceful not violent and for refusing to take part in the ancient fight against the gods and Hercules. Percy and Annabeth encounter him in Tartarus when Iapetus (Bob) brings them to his lair. When the personification of Tartarus arrives near the Doors of Death, Damasen confronts him with Iapetus so that Percy and Annabeth can escape back to the living world. In The Tower of Nero, Iapetus is believed to have survived his presumed demise and is calling out to Nico for help, suggesting that Damasen may have survived as well.
Enceladus – A 30 ft. Gigantes with green dragon-like legs. Enceladus was the first Giant to be reawakened in the Heroes of Olympus series. He opposes Athena/Minerva. In The Lost Hero, Enceladus is killed by Jupiter and Jason as the Giants can only be killed by a god and a hero working together. In The House of Hades, Enceladus re-enters the world through the Doors of Death. He is presumably killed once again during the final battle in The Blood of Olympus.
Ephialtes and Otis – Ephialtes and Otis are twin 12 ft. Gigantes that look somewhat more human than most of their brothers since they each have two snakes for legs (which they usually conceals under their black pants). They both oppose Dionysus/Bacchus. Ephialtes and Otis are awakened in The Mark of Athena by Gaea. Ephialtes and Otis manage to capture Nico di Angelo and were tasked by Gaea to kill all demigods of prophecy but two, whom they are to bring to her. They fight Jason and Percy who defeat them with the help of Bacchus. In The House of Hades, Ephialtes and Otis return to the living world through the Doors of Death. They are presumably killed once again during the final battle in The Blood of Olympus.
Hippolytos – The 30 ft. Messenger of the Gigantes with orange dragon-like legs. He opposes Hermes/Mercury. Hippolytos makes a minor appearance in The Blood of Olympus.
Mimas – The 25 ft. Gigantes with charcoal-colored dragon-like legs. He opposes Hephaestus/Vulcan. Mimas makes a minor appearance in The Blood of Olympus, where he tries to kill Annabeth Chase and Piper McLean but he is killed instead with the help of Phobos.
Orion – A 20 ft. Gigantes who opposes Apollo and Artemis/Diana and is exclusive to this franchise. In The Heroes of Olympus, Orion is sent by Gaea to hunt down Nico di Angelo, Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano, and Gleeson Hedge throughout their journey of bringing the Athena Parthenos from Greece to New York in attempt to stop the two camps from destroying each other. He nearly catches them numerous times, but they either shadow travel away before he has the chance or are saved by allies (such as the Hunters of Artemis and the Amazons). Orion murders countless Hunters and Amazons, including Phoebe, but escapes with his life. With the help of Athena and her mother Bellona, Reyna killed Orion by strangling him with her cloak which Athena had infused with a part of her shield Aegis.
Periboia – The female Princess of the Gigantes who is Porphyrion's daughter. She opposes Aphrodite/Venus. Periboia appears in The Blood of Olympus.
Polybotes – A 30 ft. Gigantes with Komodo dragon-like legs. He opposes Poseidon/Neptune and can turn water to poison. Polybotes attempts to destroy Camp Jupiter in The Son of Neptune with an army of monsters. He is killed by Percy and Terminus. He expresses a particular desire to capture Percy and make him watch as he kills Poseidon. In The House of Hades, Polybotes returns to the living world through the Doors of Death and later succeeds in convincing the goddess Kymopoleia in joining the giants. However, he was once again defeated by Jason Grace and Kymopoleia herself after Jason convinced her to turn sides.
Porphyrion – The 40 ft. King of the Gigantes with green dragon-like legs that are described to be the same color as lima beans. He opposes Zeus/Jupiter. Awakened in The Lost Hero, Porphyrion fights Jason and his friends. Hera forces him to retreat, but can't kill him as only a god and a demigod together can kill a giant. He is killed by Jason and Zeus in The Blood of Olympus.
Thoon – A shriveled wizened Gigantes with white dragon-like legs. He opposes the Fates. Thoon makes an appearance in The Blood of Olympus. During the final battle, he is beaten to death by the Fates themselves with clubs which Jason notes is a scary sight.
The following demigod characters all have one parent who is a Greek or Roman god (or, more rarely, a Titan), while the other parent is a mortal human. It is common for these "half-bloods," as they are known, to grow up unaware that they are not entirely human. They are frequently referred to by gods and other mythological beings as "mortals," though they are certainly more than human.
Alabaster Torrington – Alabaster appears in the short story "Son of Magic" in The Demigod Diaries. He is the son of Hecate and half-brother of the murderous monster Lamia. Alabaster was one of the demigods who allied with Kronos in the Titan War in The Last Olympian. He was sent into exile after the Titan War after refusing to stay at Camp Half-Blood. He claims to have led his siblings to their deaths during the war against the Olympians. He has several magical powers, which he channels through spells and magic writings.
Alice Miyazawa – A daughter of Hermes. She is a close friend of Julia, and the two are never far from one another. Chiron states that she and Julia have taken over the Stoll brothers' knack for mischief, following Travis' enrollment on college and Connor's sudden reservement that it caused. The two girls harbor a crush on Apollo.
Austin Lake – A teenage son of Apollo, an accomplished African-American musician who specializes in jazzsaxophone. His mother, Latricia Lake, is a music professor at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio whose music theory class Apollo once took. He is mentioned in The Last Olympian, where he is seen fighting alongside his brothers and sisters of the Apollo Cabin. He serves as a major character in The Hidden Oracle, where his and Kayla's abductions in the woods by Nero prompt Apollo to rescue them. Austin's inherited talents are primarily musical.
Bianca di Angelo – A twelve-year-old daughter of Hades and the older sister of Nico di Angelo. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Thalia rescue her and Nico along with the help of the Hunters of Artemis from Westover Hall and the manticore Dr. Thorn. She becomes a Hunter of Artemis, whom she attempts to rescue in The Titan's Curse, alongside Percy Jackson, Grover Underwood, Thalia Grace, and Zoë Nightshade. She sacrifices herself to save the group from a mechanical prototype of Talos. Nico tries to summon Bianca from the dead many times but only meets her when Percy comes. In The Son of Neptune, she tries for rebirth on the Isle of the Blest.
Billie Ng – Billie is a daughter of Demeter. In The Hidden Oracle, Billie is the only demigod of the Demeter cabin left in the winter season after the disappearance of her counselor, Miranda, until the arrival of Meg. She points out Meg's parentage during her claiming, in which a sickle and grain, symbols of Demeter, glow above her head.
Bobby – Bobby is a caregiver of Camp Jupiter's war elephant Hannibal, first mentioned in The Son of Neptune. His Olympian parent is unknown. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Bobby becomes a zombie due to attacks of eurynomos. He is killed by his friend, Lavinia Asimov, as he tries to attack Apollo, Meg and Hazel
Butch – Butch is the head counselor of the Iris cabin at Camp Half-Blood. He and Annabeth are the ones who bring Jason, Piper, and Leo to the camp at the beginning of The Lost Hero. He is bald and muscular, with a tattoo of a rainbow on his upper arm.
Castor – A son of Dionysus and the twin brother of Pollux (both of whom are named after the Gemini). He is killed in The Battle of the Labyrinth when he was stabbed by a demigod allied with Kronos.
Cecil Markowitz – A son of Hermes. In The Blood of Olympus, he is a part of the team sent to sabotage Camp Jupiter's onagers. In The Hidden Oracle, Cecil is the first to be kidnapped by Nero and strapped to a crucifix to be sacrificed to burn the Grove of Dodona, although Apollo and Meg manage to save him.
Charles Beckendorf – A son of Hephaestus and the head counselor of the Hephaestus cabin before he died and was replaced by Jake Mason. Like his father, he is a master smith. He is African American. He was in a relationship with Silena Beauregard, a daughter of Aphrodite, and is described as Mrs. O'Leary the hellhound's best friend next to Percy. He dies during an assault on the Princess Andromeda with Percy in the beginning The Last Olympian, around the age of 18. He had plans to attend NYU in the fall. After death, his ghost is visited by Nico in the Underworld where he is waiting for Silena to join him. When Silena dies during the Battle of Manhattan, her last word is Beckendorf's name, suggesting that she sees him in Elysium and that they are reunited in the afterlife.
Chiara Benvenuti – Chiara is a daughter of Tyche. She is Italian and indulges in the language when she curses, which Apollo understands much to his dismay. She has a rivalry with Damien, but is shown to be close friends otherwise. Apollo has more than once expressed his interest on her, though he does it with Damien also.
Chris Rodriguez – The son of Hermes. He is often described as wearing a bandana around his head. Chris had joined Kronos and the Titans, but was turned insane by the ghost of Minos while on a mission in the Labyrinth. Clarisse finds him and brings him to Camp Half-Blood, where Dionysus restores his sanity. Chris later has a relationship with Clarisse. In the film adaptation, Chris is played by Grey Damon.
Clovis – Clovis is the lead counselor of the Hypnos cabin. In The Lost Hero, Annabeth consults him regarding Jason's memory loss. In The Blood of Olympus, Nico Di Angelo sends a dream message to him to contact Thalia Grace.
Connor Stoll – Connor and his brother Travis serve as lead counselors of the Hermes cabin after Luke's departure. The Stolls are known to be crafty and mischievous, like their father. They are tall and thin, with stringy brown hair. Both survive the Titan war. In The Hidden Oracle, Connor becomes the sole counselor due to Travis attending college, something that he still has not gotten over with. He picks on Meg after the latter pokes him in the eyes.
Dakota – A son of Bacchus at Camp Jupiter, Dakota has an addiction to extra-sugary red Kool-Aid. He is both a centurion of the Fifth Cohort and a senator. Dakota is often on a sugar high, especially when stressed; in moments of clarity, however, he proves himself a capable leader. In The Tyrant's Tomb, he is mortally wounded during the Battle of San Francisco Bay and he later dies of his injuries. His funeral pyre is scented with Kool-Aid in honor of his love for it.
Damien White – Damien is a son of Nemesis. He has a heated rivalry with Chiara Benvenuti, although Apollo hints that the two are in a relationship at the end of The Hidden Oracle.
Drew Tanaka – The lead counselor of the Aphrodite cabin, succeeding Silena, in The Lost Hero. She bullies and controls her cabin members with her power of charmspeak, leading Piper to successfully challenge her for the lead counselor position. She appears in The Serpent's Shadow of The Kane Chronicles where she attends the same private high school as Egyptian magician Sadie Kane and bullies and harasses her. During a school dance, she unknowingly meets the Egyptian god Anubis, leaving her stuttering "oh my gods" repeatedly as she jealously watches Anubis and Sadie dance with each other.
Ellis Wakefield – Ellis is a son of Ares. In The Hidden Oracle. he is the second demigod to be kidnapped by Nero in the woods of Camp Half-Blood. Apollo later frees him and the others.
Ethan Nakamura – A son of Nemesis, Ethan fights with Kronos and the Titans but begins to rethink his position. In The Last Olympian, he learns Percy's Achilles weak spot, but instead of killing him, Ethan turns on Kronos. However, his attack fails and Kronos kills him. Before he falls to his death 500 feet from Olympus, Ethan tells Percy that none of the bad blood that led to the war would have been caused if the minor gods had thrones on Olympus.
Georgina – A maybe daughter of Apollo who was adopted by Hemithea and Josephine and raised at the Waystation. At age seven, she started to show signs of her father's powers when the Oracle of Trophonius entranced her. She was kidnapped by Commodus before the events of The Dark Prophecy. Apollo frees her and realizes that she might be a daughter he does not know about.
Gwendolyn (Gwen) – A centurion of the Fifth Cohort at Camp Jupiter. Gwendolyn is killed in The Son of Neptune but comes back to life because of Thanatos's capture. Her return prompts Mars to appear at Camp Jupiter and explain the circumstances of Thanatos's absence. She retires as centurion the day after because she decided to attend the college in New Rome and was replaced by Frank Zhang. It's suggested that her death was because she was murdered by Octavian, but this is never confirmed.
Harley – A son of Hephaestus, first seen in The Lost Hero. He is eight years old at the time of The Hidden Oracle, but very muscular. Harley has been trying to locate Leo, his older half-brother, with a magical beacon ever since his disappearance in the aftermath of the Second Gigantomachy.
Holly and Laurel Victor – Holly and Laurel are a pair of sisters and daughters of Nike. As per their upbringing, they are very competitive and refuse to be made second, hence why they are placed as co-counselors of the Nike's cabin, otherwise, as Kayla puts it "they would've taken over the camp by now and proclaimed a dictatorship". Apollo describes them as looking like the "gorgeous, ferociously athletic African nymphs" that he and Artemis used to hang out with at Lake Tritonis.
Jacob – Jacob is the legion Aquilifer (which is an eagle bearer) of Camp Jupiter. His godly parent is unknown. In The Tyrant's Tomb, he is killed during the Battle of San Francisco Bay.
Jake Mason – Jake becomes the head of the Hephaestus cabin after the death of Beckendorf in The Last Olympian. He is severely injured during the Hepheastus's cabin's attempt to tame the bronze dragon later named Festus. In The Lost Hero, he steps down and gives the lead counselor position to Leo, after Leo finds Hephaestus's bunker in the woods.
Jason – Not to be confused with Jason Grace or the mythical Jason, he is a demigod briefly mentioned in The Titan's Curse, being instructed by Thalia to team with Silena Beauregard and Laurel during capture the flag. His godly parent is unknown.
Julia Feingold – A daughter of Hermes. Like her best friend, Alice, she harbors a crush on Apollo.
Katie Gardner – The head counselor for Demeter's cabin at Camp Half-Blood after the war with the Titans. Katie strongly dislikes the Stoll brothers, who once put chocolate Easter bunnies on the Demeter cabin's grass roof.
Kayla Knowles – A daughter of Apollo first mentioned in The Last Olympian carrying out the orders of Michael Yew. She is a major character in The Hidden Oracle, and is abducted by Nero. Kayla's mortal father is a Canadian archery coach named Darren Knowles. Kayla's inherited gift is archery.
Lacy – Lacy is a daughter of Aphrodite who befriends Piper in The Lost Hero. She also appears in The Kane Chronicles. Lacy and Drew Tanaka appear in the Kane Chronicles, where Lacy is familiar with main character Sadie Kane.
Larry – A senator at Camp Jupiter and a member of either the First or Second Cohort.
Laurel – Laurel is only mentioned in The Titan's Curse. Because of circumstances around her mention, she may be a daughter of Aphrodite.
Lee Fletcher – Lee was the head of Apollo cabin. He leads a team to attack a dragon threatening the camp. He is killed by a giant in The Battle of the Labyrinth.
Lavinia Asimov - Lavinia is the daughter of Terpsichore, Muse of Dance, and likes to hike. She is promoted to centurion at the end of The Tyrant's Tomb.
Leila – Leila is a daughter of Ceres and a centurion of the Fourth Cohort. In The Blood of Olympus, she and the rest of her cohort defect to Reyna's side once the latter arrives at Long Island.
Lou Ellen – Lou Ellen is a daughter of Hecate in The Lost Hero. She is known for playing magical tricks on fellow campers. In The Blood of Olympus, she is part of the team that sabotages the Roman onagers, using her control over the Mist to help hide the team from their enemies.
Malcolm Pace – Malcolm Pace is the assistant counselor of the Athena cabin under Annabeth Chase.
Michael Kahale – A son of Venus and a centurion of the First Cohort. He is described as a fearsome Hawaiian despite being the son of a love goddess. As he is sponsored by Octavian, he remains loyal him despite his reservations of Octavian's decisions. In The Blood of Olympus, he reluctantly follows Octavian's order to attack Camp Half-Blood, but later leaves him to his fate when the latter ignites an onager with his feet being tangled with it. In The Tyrant's Tomb, he is said to have been sent on a quest to stop the emperor's yachts. However, he fails. It's unknown if he survived or not.
Michael Varus – A son of Janus and a former praetor of Camp Jupiter in the 1970s. He was killed by Alcyoneus during an expedition in Alaska and the eagle of Camp Jupiter was stolen with him. This tarnished the reputation of Varus' cohort, the Fifth, which was not recovered until Jason's promotion to praetor over three decades later. Varus' ghost appears to attack Percy in The Son of Neptune and again in The Blood of Olympus where he confronts Jason with his mother's mania and then mortally wounds him with an imperial gold sword.
Michael Yew – Michael Yew succeeds Lee Fletcher as head of the Apollo cabin. He is described as very short, with a face that reminds Percy of a ferret. In The Demigod Files, in an interview with Clarisse, she mentions that she would want to pulverize Michael, thus stating that they are enemies. He is an excellent archer like most of Apollo's children and uses sonic arrows which were given to him by his father. He was presumed killed after leading a group of demigods in the fight against Kronos's army; Percy found his bow, but not his body.
Miranda Gardiner – Miranda is second in command of the Demeter cabin in The Lost Hero. She assumes the head counselor's duties in the winter when Katie Gardner hibernates. In The Hidden Oracle, Miranda is the third to be kidnapped during Nero's spree in luring Apollo, which greatly disturbs Chiron due to her important status as counselor, though Apollo manages to rescue her. She is dating Sherman.
Mitchell – Mitchell is a son of Aphrodite who is a friend of Piper in The Lost Hero.
Nyssa Barrera – Nyssa is a daughter of Hephaestus. She meets Leo in The Lost Hero. She is mentioned on several occasions in the beginning and end of The Lost Hero. She also helps plan out Harley's Three-Legged Death Race in The Hidden Oracle.
Olujime – Olujime, also known as Jamie, is a demigod under Commodus in The Dark Prophecy. He is a Nigerian student who attends accounting class at Indiana University and joined Commodus to pay for his education. After Apollo frees him, Olujime assists him in the defense of the Waystation. His wrestler-like appearance attracts the attention of Apollo, who to his dismay later finds out that Olujime already has a girlfriend. His status as a demigod is unique in the series, as he does not have connections to the established worlds of Greco-Roman, Egyptian, and Norse; instead, he channels his Yoruba heritage, from which he inherited electrokinesis, and also practices the Yoruba and Hausa martial arts Gidigbo and Dambe. His existence makes Apollo suspect that there may be another pantheon of African gods beyond the Sahara.
Paolo Montes – A son of Hebe. He is from Brazil and is only able to speak Portuguese, although he understands English. He is able to rejuvenate himself after particularly serious injuries, an ability which he inherited from his mother.
Pollux – A son of Dionysus and the twin brother of Castor (both of whom are named after the Gemini). He survives the war against the Titans, though his brother dies in The Battle of the Labyrinth.
Pranjal - A son of Asclepius who works as Camp Jupiter's healer. In The Tyrant's Tomb, he and Meg gather Buster's horn shavings as one of the ingredients for a medicine to heal Apollo's stomach cut. However, he is unable to cure the god's zombie infection and he can only help by keeping it at bay for a while.
Sherman Yang – A son of Ares who was left in the care of his cabin as Clarisse, the counselor, is attending university. He marks Meg for target after the latter kicks him in the crotch, together with Connor. Like the other children of Ares, he is easily provoked. He is dating Miranda. In The Tower of Nero, Apollo sees him negotiating the spoils of war with the leader of the trogs following the defeat of Triumvirate Holdings.
Silena Beauregard – The head of the Aphrodite cabin for most of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. She is kind to Percy and befriends Clarisse La Rue after giving the other girl advice about her first relationship. She served as a spy for Kronos within Camp Half-Blood, but wanted to quit when her actions led to the death of her boyfriend Charles Beckendorf. Luke Castellan blackmails her into continuing as a spy. In The Last Olympian, she redeems herself by disguising herself as Clarisse and leading the Ares cabin into battle against the Titans. She dies a hero's death and is given a funeral at camp. In The Lightning Thief musical, she is portrayed by Carrie Compere.
Travis Stoll – Travis and his brother Connor serve as lead counselors of the Hermes cabin after Luke's departure. The Stolls are known to be crafty and mischievous, like their father. He and his brother survive the Titan war. In The Hidden Oracle, he is shown to have gone to college, leaving his brother at camp.
Valentina Diaz – A daughter of Aphrodite and the only member of her cabin left during winter season in The Hidden Oracle.
In this franchise, different historic people are mentioned to have Greek Gods as their parents or are otherwise involved with the series. Among the known historical demigods are:
Adolf Hitler – A son of Hades and the chancellor of Nazi Germany. He is mentioned as one of the demigods of the Big Three who caused World War II, which resulted in the Pact of the Big Three.
Alfred Hitchcock – The son of an unknown god. Alfred is mentioned when Percy Jackson and Will Solace arrive at the Plaza Hotel. It says that the Plaza attracted a lot of famous demigods over the years, such as the Beatles and Alfred Hitchcock.
Amelia Earhart – The daughter of an unknown god. In The Sea of Monsters, Annabeth Chase mentions Amelia when talking to Circe. She was among the list of great female heroes. In The Lost Hero, Aeolus mentions that he knocked Amelia Earhart out of the sky and that the gods still pester him about it while talking to Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez in his fortress.
Archimedes – Archimedes is the son of Hephaestus, credited with the creation of many modern machines and an accurate approximation of pi. He is in modern times considered one of the best-known and one of the greatest of Hephaestus' children. It is the wish among many of Archimedes' modern-day siblings to find the lost works of Archimedes. During the Second Punic War, Archimedes was killed by a Roman guard working for General Marcus Claudius Marcellus who had given specific orders not to harm Archimedes. While searching for Nico di Angelo with Frank Zhang and Hazel Levesque in Rome as seen in The Mark of Athena, Leo Valdez recovered the lost works of Archimedes. He uses them to destroy the eidolons, possessive spirits working for Gaea. He planned to take them to Bunker 9 at Camp Half-Blood to study them further. With Archimedes' works, Leo hoped to save Camp Half-Blood from the Roman forces from Camp Jupiter. Subsequently, Leo is seen to have adapted some of them for use on the Argo II in The Blood of Olympus as well as his own personal use.
Banastre Tarleton – A demigod son of Bellona who participated in the Battle of Waxhaws. According to Reyna, Tarleton ignored the Colonial leader Abraham Buford's white flag and his forces massacred Buford's men. It is also mentioned that he was one of many Roman demigods who fought for the British during the American Revolution while the Greeks fought for the colonists.
Blackbeard – The son of Ares, who was a notorious English pirate during the early 18th century. Instead of dying in his famous last stand, his ship landed on Circe's island where he and his crew were turned into guinea pigs for several hundred years. In The Sea of Monsters, Edward Teach is seen in guinea pig form. While on a quest, Annabeth Chase used Hermes' multivitamins to turn all of the guinea pigs back into humans. Along with his crew, he began to chase after Circe while Percy and Annabeth escaped with their pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. In The Son of Neptune, Reyna reveals that Blackbeard and his pirates took over the island and enslaved Reyna and her sister before they managed to escape.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – The former President of the United States, who was mentioned by Bianca di Angelo in The Titan's Curse when she was trying to name the previous president due to her long period of time in the Lotus Casino.
Frédéric Bartholdi – The son of Athena who designed the Statue of Liberty. In The Demigod Files story titled The Stolen Chariot, Percy Jackson mentions Frédéric Bartholdi to Clarisse La Rue. According to what Annabeth Chase had told Percy, Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty as a representation of his mother Athena.
George Washington – A son of Athena and the 1st President of the United States. In The Lightning Thief, George Washington is mentioned in the book as one of the few famous and successful demigods who survived outside of Camp Half-Blood and is depicted in one of the works displays during the Camp Half-Blood fireworks.
Harriet Tubman – A daughter of Hermes and an abolitionist spy. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Chiron states that Harriet once used many clear-sighted mortals on the Underground Railroad hinting that the Underground Railroad may have utilized the Labyrinth to help transport escaped slaves.
Harry Houdini – The son of an unknown god who is a famous magician and escape artist, perhaps implying that his father was Hermes. It is mentioned in The Lightning Thief that he, Orpheus, and Hercules have each been able to escape from the Underworld. A Nereid said that Houdini "could escape even the depths of Tartarus."
Jack London – The son of Mercury and author of The Call of the Wild. He was mentioned in The Lost Hero as the one who built the Wolf House where Lupa judges the newly arrived demigods to see if they are worthy of being trained at Camp Jupiter.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain – The son of an unknown god and a soldier in the American Civil War. In The Sea of Monsters, Chamberlain is mentioned by Chiron when talking to Percy Jackson after having rescued him and his friends from the Princess Andromeda.
Louis XIV – The son of Apollo and a king of France. In The Hidden Oracle, Louis is mentioned by Apollo when talking about his children.
Thomas Jefferson – The 3rd President of the United States and the writer of the Declaration of Independence. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Thomas Jefferson is mentioned to be among the rotating members of the Judgement Pavilion where he is assigned to judge where Daedalus will be sent to after his death.
William H. Seward – The son of Hebe and a former Governor of New York. During the Battle of Manhattan in The Last Olympian, Annabeth Chase activated a statue of William H. Seward in Madison Square Park. It was the first statue she activated. It was a celestial bronze statue on a red marble pedestal. The William Seward statue was sitting on a chair, legs crossed, wearing an old-fashioned suit and a bow tie and long coattails. Books were piled under his chair, and he held a writing quill in one hand, big metal sheet of parchment in the other. The statue was one of many that Daedalus had created, to either attack or defend the Olympian gods, depending on which he needed to do to survive. He continued waking the other automatons as he was instructed to do.
William Shakespeare – The son of Apollo, and one of the rotating members of the Judgement Pavilion.
William Tecumseh Sherman – A son of Ares who fought in the American Civil War. In The Mark of Athena, William Sherman was mentioned by Coach Hedge when he and the seven arrived in Atlanta calling him Frank Zhang's half-brother and mistaking the son of Mars as Greek.
The following are mentioned not as direct children of the Olympians, but as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, or the like:
Bryce Lawrence – A legacy of Orcus. In The Blood of Olympus, Bryce is seen by Reyna in a dream. Despite being banished from Camp Jupiter by Reyna years ago for having killed his own centurion, Octavian allows him to return turning a blind eye to his cruelty towards the rest of his fellow cohort when he first joined the legion. He is given his probatio necklace and is assigned to the Fifth Cohort. In South Carolina, Bryce overhears Reyna's story of killing her father, and tries to capture her and take her to Octavian to charge her with the crime of patricide. He then is turned into a ghost by Nico and forced into the Underworld.
Emily Zhang – Frank's mother, a Canadian Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan. She is descended from Periclymenus, which imbues her with the ability to shapeshift.
Grandma Zhang – Emily's mother, also with her family's gift. She believes Frank should spend more time studying his Chinese heritage.
Julia – A little girl who is the descendant of an unspecified god. In The Son of Neptune, she works as Terminus' helper at the security checkpoints at the New Rome town line. She often hides playfully underneath Terminus' statue base. Her parents died in The Tyrant's Tomb and Terminus adopted her in the end of the book.
Octavian – Octavian is ambitious and cunning. He describes himself a descendant of Apollo in The Son of Neptune but Rachel calls him "son of Apollo" in The Mark of Athena. He reads the auguries for Camp Jupiter. He is thin and blonde. He is also said to "look eighteen but could probably pass as younger." After seeing Octavian and Will Solace - a son of Apollo - together, Nico di Angelo describes Octavian as a watered-down, unhealthy version of Will - like a photo that had been copied too many times and without anything that makes a child of Apollo special. After Jason Grace disappears, he campaigns to succeed to Jason's position as praetor. He is suspicious of the amnesic Percy Jackson when he arrives at Camp Jupiter, deducing he is a Greek demigod, rather than Roman by calling him graceus, the Latin for "greek", mocking him and attempting to undermine his quest. It is also implied that he murders Gwen, the centurion of the Fifth Cohort. However, Gwen is quickly resurrected due to the Doors of Death being open. When demigods from Camp Half-Blood arrive at Camp Jupiter, Octavian declares the Greeks invaders and urges the Romans to fight them off, believing the Greeks to be in league with Gaea. His warmongering escalates further in The House of Hades where he violates direct orders from Reyna not to attack Camp Half-Blood after leaving for her quest to get the Athena Parthenos back to Long Island, leaving him in command of the Legion. Apollo himself shows disgust towards Octavian and his actions later on, although Zeus suggests that Apollo may have encouraged Octavian. As time goes on, Octavian's actions and behavior grow more and more insane and he eventually declares himself Pontifex Maximus. In The Blood of Olympus, he leads a siege of Camp Half-Blood with an army of Roman soldiers and allied monsters and onagers that, as revealed in The Hidden Oracle, came from the Three Emperors. Octavian's rule is eventually overthrown after a team from Camp Half-Blood sabotages his weapons and Reyna returns with the Athena Parthenos to restore order, supported by two of the legion's centurions. When Gaea rises, Octavian loses his mind completely and decides to launch an onager shot at the goddess. Nico and Will confront Octavian who fails to notice that his robes got caught in the firing ropes. Remembering Hades' wisdom that some deaths should not be prevented, Nico allows Octavian to fire, resulting in the insane Roman launching himself at the goddess as well. Octavian is killed in the explosion, but his actions are covered up and he is declared a hero as his shot may have actually aided Leo Valdez in defeating the goddess. From Leo's perspective, he heard a comet shrieking like a little girl as it flew towards him, much to Leo's surprise and confusion. However, Nico is left worried that all he did by allowing Octavian to kill himself is to kill Leo, unaware that Leo was resurrected after the battle.
The following characters from Greek mythology appear in this series. Most of them are the direct children of gods or Titans, but a few are mortals with such great power that they are able to influence the realm of the gods.
Achilles – The son of Thetis and Peleus. The ghost of Achilles appears briefly in The Last Olympian, warning Percy about the Curse of Achilles.
Agamethus – The son of King Erginus and mortal half-brother of Trophonius. He was decapitated by Trophonius to spare the latter from being captured following a disastrous attempt to steal the riches of King Hyrieus. His headless ghost resurfaces to deliver baby Georgina to Hemithea and Josephine at Waystation and later becomes a constant visitor of the sanctuary. Lacking a head, he speaks by arranging the letters of Magic 8 Ball.
Charon – Charon is the ferryman who carries the dead across the River Styx to the underworld. Percy and his friends meet him in The Lightning Thief. He also states he does not like being confused with the centaur Chiron. He likes Italian suits. In the film adaptation, Charon is played by Julian Richings. In the musical, Charon is portrayed by Carrie Compere.
Chrysaor – A half-giant who is the son of Medusa and Poseidon, the brother of Pegasus, and the father of Geryon. He is first mentioned in The Last Olympian when Percy and Annabeth go to see the Oracle of Delphi in the attic of the Big House. A pair of fuzzy dice is said to have been stolen from his car. In The Mark of Athena, Chrysaor and his crew attacked the Argo II in the Mediterranean with the intent to sell Piper and Hazel to Circe, kill Jason, and then give Annabeth and Percy to Gaea. Chrysaor battles Percy on the deck of the Argo II. Once Chrysaor's crew abandon him, Frank and Percy surround him. Chrysaor is knocked off the Argo II by Frank and Percy and Chrysaor falls into the sea. His ship, golden mask and loot are claimed by the Argo II crew who then sacrifice it as an offering to Bacchus.
Circe – Circe ran a magical beauty boutique in the Sea of Monsters, where she went by the alias of "C.C.". While she treated females at her spa, she turned males into guinea pigs. When Percy was turned into a guinea pig, Annabeth used multivitamins from Hermes to restore him, and together they defeated Circe. In The Heroes of Olympus series, it is revealed that Circe employed Reyna and Hylla after they left Puerto Rico and treated them nicely, at least until the pirates were freed and proceeded to capture the sisters.
Daedalus/Quintus – Architect of the Labyrinth, Daedalus is the son of Athena and the father of Icarus. He killed his nephew Perdix but escaped eternal punishment by casting his soul into automatons. Athena branded him with a murderer's brand in the shape of a partridge. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Daedalus appears under the alias of a Camp Half-Blood worker named Quintus (meaning "the fifth" in Latin). Percy and Annabeth convince him to use his technical genius to help defeat the Titan army in the Labyrinth. He then accepts death, willing to Annabeth his laptop filled with thousands of years of notes and ideas. In death, he becomes the Underworld's architect and is allowed to visit Icarus and Perdix on weekends. Annabeth subsequently puts Daedalus' laptop to great use before it is lost in The Mark of Athena. In The House of Hades, Daedalus' Labyrinth is restored by Pasiphaë.
Eurytion – A son of Ares who works on Geryon's ranch. He appears in The Battle of the Labyrinth and helps Percy and Annabeth locate Hephaestus.
Halcyon Green – A son of Apollo gifted with prophecy and under "house arrest" for revealing to a young woman her fate. He gives his life to save Luke Castellan and Thalia Grace from the Leucrotae and his burning mansion in The Diary of Luke Castellan (part of The Demigod Diaries).
Heracles/Hercules – A famous Greek hero, and the son of Zeus and Alcmene. Following his death, Zeus brought him up to Mount Olympus to live with him and he is engaged to Hebe. Heracles was mentioned but did not appear in the first book series, usually when monsters that he had fought show up to trouble Percy. In The Titan's Curse, it is revealed that Zoë Nightshade helped Heracles steal the Apples of the Hesperides and gave him a magical sword Riptide which he had forgotten to return, leaving her to be disowned by her sisters and him giving her no credit for her help. Hercules appears in The Mark of Athena where he was tasked by Zeus to guard the Pillars of Hercules and issues Piper and Jason a quest for permission to enter the Mediterranean Sea, having them steal Achelous' other horn for him although Piper chooses to keep it for herself. In The House of Hades, the giant Clytius reveals that Hercules and Dionysus, both then very powerful demigods well on their way to becoming gods, had helped Hecate to defeat him the first time.
Hyacinthus – Hyacinthus was a beloved lover of Apollo. The right for him was contested between Apollo and Zephyrus, and when the former refused to share, Zephyrus caused an accident that led to Apollo's accidental killing over Hyacinthus. His death is regarded by Apollo as one of his two greatest losses of his life, together with Daphne's petrification. Upon his death, Hyacinthus was reincarnated as hyacinth. To this day, Apollo is still haunted by visions of him.
Irus – A beggar who ran afoul of Odysseus upon his return to Ithaca. In The Blood of Olympus, Jason posed as Irus to get close to the ghosts of the Suitors of Penelope.
KingMidas – A king who possessed the golden touch which turned anything he touched to gold. He is among the people brought back to life by Gaea in The Lost Hero where his Golden Touch was restored upon him and his son Lityerses emerging from the Doors of Death. It has been mentioned that Midas has occasionally turned Lityerses to gold by mistake causing him to use the nearby lake to wash the gold off of him. Jason, Piper, and Leo come to Midas's mansion in Omaha, Nebraska. He was initially polite before revealing his allegiance and turning Leo and Piper into solid gold. Jason fought back against Midas and Lityerses and managed to restore Leo and Piper to life along with his other victims. Midas is left at the mercy of his freed victims and it's confirmed in The Dark Prophecy that he was killed.
King Minos – A former king who becomes one of the judges of the Underworld. Nico consults him in The Battle of the Labyrinth, but Minos kidnaps Nico and tries to kill Daedalus, who constructed the Labyrinth for him. Fighting back, Nico banishes Minos back to the Underworld. When Daedalus later ends up in the Underworld, Minos unsuccessfully tries to convince the other two judges to punish Daedalus.
King Sisyphus – A former ruler of Corinth. He had committed violations of guest hospitality, seduced his niece, plotted to kill his brother, Salmoneus, and told the river god Asopus where Zeus had his daughter. His major crimes involved cheating death twice. The first where he tricked Thanatos into showing him how the chains worked causing Thanatos to be trapped until Ares freed him (Thanatos being trapped displeased Ares since no one in battle could die). The second time was when he complained to Persephone that his wife Merope did not give him a proper funeral and sent Sisyphus' spirit to the living. Even when Sisyphus did not want to return to the Underworld, he was forcefully dragged back there by Hermes. His punishment in The Fields of Punishment was to push a boulder up a hill. When it got close to the top, the boulder would roll back to the bottom and Sisyphus was condemned to begin again. He appears in The Demigod Files in the story titled The Sword of Hades when Percy and Nico asked his advice while Thalia pushes the boulder up the hill. He does not really help them much, but he does say that he helped someone else. He said that he told that other person to go see Melinoe. Therefore, Percy and his friends go to see Melinoe as Sisyphus begs for them to set him free from his punishment for being here was a minor set-back.
King Tantalus – The spirit of a king from the Fields of Punishment who is the son of Zeus. He ended up there after killing his son Pelops, cutting him up, and serving him as food to the gods. His punishment in the Fields of Punishment was to stand under a fruit tree in the middle of a lake. When he tried to pluck the fruit to eat, the branches of the tree rose out of his reach and when he bent down to drink the water, the level would retreat. Tantalus became "tantalised" by having food and drink close to him, but unable to enjoy either. He becomes the activities director at Camp Half-Blood after Chiron is fired. He appears in The Sea of Monsters as a minor character. Even when hired as the activities director, he could not eat or drink as the food kept evading him. Tantalus is shown to hate Percy and his friends even more than he hates most half-bloods, yet shows favoritism to Clarisse, as when naming her hero when the camp was attacked by Colchis Bulls or when she wins the chariot race and throwing a banquet in her honor. When Tyson is brought to camp, Tantalus insults and makes fun of him even when Tyson is claimed by Poseidon. When the camp is attacked by a large flock of Stymphalian birds, Tantalus blames it on Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson's "bad chariot driving" despite that they were the ones who defeated the birds. At the end of the book, his curse is lifted by Dionysus just before he is sent back to the Underworld as he attempts to take some food along. None of the campers are sad to see him go.
Lityerses - The son of King Midas who is nicknamed "Lit." In The Lost Hero, he and Midas emerged from the Doors of Death and were resurrected. After King Midas turns Leo and Piper to gold, he has Lityerses fight Jason before Midas can turn him to gold. After Jason defeats Lityerses, King Midas tries to help him only to accidentally turn him to gold. After throwing a rug over Lityerses, Jason summoned a thunderbolt that caused rain to come down on those who had been turned to gold, leaving Lit trapped as Midas was killed by his freed victims. By the events of The Dark Prophecy, Lityerses is freed from his golden form by Commodus and goes to work for him. He later defects to the side of the Waystation's inhabitants and helps to defeat Commodus' attack. Lit subsequently decides to settle at the Waystation and protect it from further harm. In The Tower of Nero, he continues to live at the Waystation and is stated to be adjusting well and to be heading up an elephant visitation program with Camp Jupiter.
Medea – A sorceress and a granddaughter of Helios. Jason, Piper, and Leo encounter her in The Lost Hero, where she runs a mall in Chicago under the name "M" after being resurrected by Gaea through the Doors of Death. She becomes enraged upon learning Jason's name which he shares with her former husband, the hero that recovered the Golden Fleece who left her. Her magic causes Jason and Leo to become hostile to one another. Realizing Medea is an agent of Gaea, Piper brings them to their senses and leads their escape before Medea can do anything else to them. In the process, Medea's mall is destroyed and she is killed in the explosion. Aphrodite later warns Piper that Medea will eventually return along with others due to the Doors of Death being opened by Gaea's forces. In The Burning Maze, a once again resurrected Medea returns and she is now working for Caligula. When she engages Meg in a charmspeak battle, she announces her plans to take Apollo's essence, combine it with her grandfather's leftover power, and make Caligula the new God of the Sun. Medea later appears in the throne room of Caligula asking him to perform the ritual after she trapped Jason and Piper in a tornado prison. When Apollo stabs himself, Medea and Caligula rush to perform the ritual before he dies. Her being focused on the ritual weakened the tornado prison enabling Piper to punch Medea. When Apollo reaches Herophile's holding area, Medea appears and prepares to extract Apollo's essence. Piper saves Apollo by stabbing Medea and pushing her into Helios' flames.
Muses – The immortal daughters of Zeus and the Titan Mnemosyne. They inspired and presided over several creative arts. In The Lightning Thief, the Muses performed on Mount Olympus at the time when Percy returns Zeus' Master Bolt. As the gods celebrate, the Muses play music that sounds like anything you want, so no one argues about the music. In The Titan's Curse, the Muses perform their music after the Gods decide not to kill Percy and Thalia. According to Percy, everybody hears the music they only want to hear, like classical for the gods and hip hop for the younger demigods. In The Last Olympian, a few Muses are shown playing some tunes on Olympus. Their hearts were not into it because of Kronos' attack on Mount Olympus while the Gods were out fighting Typhon.
Narcissus – A hunter who was renowned for his beauty and disdained those that had loved him. Nemesis puts a spell on him that causes him to fall in love with the reflection of himself in the water where he dies upon not being able to leave his own reflection. After Gaea opened the Doors of Death, he was resurrected. In The Mark of Athena, Narcissus is encountered by Hazel Levesque and Leo Valdez at the Salt Lake in Utah where the demigods are looking for the Celestial Bronze which is needed to help repair the damaged Argo II. When Narcissus realizes that Hazel and Leo have managed to steal his bronze plate which he uses to be able to admire his own reflection, he and a mob of nymphs runs after them trying to kill them.
Oracles - The Oracles are both beings and places that can give prophecies in Greek mythology. There are five of them. Four Oracles are associated with Apollo.
Oracle of Delphi – Apollo's Oracle of Delphi resides in the mummified remains of its host, until its power was transferred to Rachel Dare in The Last Olympian. At the end of World War II, the oracle issued the Great Prophecy, saying a child of the Big Three (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) would determine the preservation or destruction of Olympus. This caused those gods to form a pact not to father more demigods. In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the Oracle of Delphi is voiced by Shohreh Aghdashloo. In the musical, she is portrayed by Carrie Compere.
Trophonius – Son of Apollo and half-brother of Agamethus, he and his brother's attempt to steal the riches of King Hyrieus ended with Trophonius reluctantly decapitating Agamethus to save himself, despite him having begged Apollo to save them. Later, he became guardian of an oracle which bears his name, reputedly the oracle that would drive its seekers into insanity unless proper rituals are conducted. Regardless of his antagonism to Apollo due to his predicament, he asks his father to destroy the Oracle and himself, so Commodus would not be able to access it again.
Pasiphaë – A Greek sorceress and a daughter of Helios who appears in The House of Hades. She is resentful of the gods for punishing her by giving birth to Minotaur, while her husband, Minos, who caused the problem in the first place, enjoys the right as a judge in the Underworld for being Zeus' son. She is allied with the giants, restored the Labyrinth and enters into a battle of sorcery with Hazel who manages to drop her through a trapdoor into a bottomless pit using magic.
Phineus/Phineas – A blind seer who appears in The Son of Neptune. Percy Jackson finds him in Portland where the Harpies are trying to steal his food. Before he dies from Gaea making him choose the poisoned gorgon's blood from the offer Percy gave him, he reveals to Percy the location of Alcyoneus' camp. In The House of Hades, Percy experiences a curse laid upon him by Phineas' death while in Tartarus.
Procrustes/Crusty – The son of Poseidon who is depicted as a half-giant in this franchise. He is a rogue thief and blacksmith who was previously defeated by Theseus. Procrustes appears in The Lightning Thief as "Crusty", a Los Angeles mattress store owner. He traps Annabeth and Grover on his beds and tries to stretch their spine. Percy traps him using Procrustes' own stretching equipment and then decapitates him with Riptide.
Sciron – A thief and a son of Poseidon. He had previously fought Theseus in the past. In The House of Hades, Sciron and his giant turtle waylaid the Argo II on the coast of Croatia. Like his fight with Theseus, Hazel defeated Sciron by pushing him off of the cliff where he was gobbled by the Giant Sea Turtle.
Suitors of Penelope – Men who competed to become the next wife to Penelope when they believed that she became a widow when Odysseus was fighting in the Trojan War. When Odysseus returned, his disguised appearance spoke to Penelope to hold a contest where the Suitor that can string Odysseus' bow will become her new wife. When Odysseus won the contest, he sheds his disguise and kills the Suitors with the help of Telemachus and Philoeteus. In The Blood of Olympus, Jason, Piper, and Annabeth encounter the ghosts of the Suitors of Penelope on Ithaca where they are now allied with Gaea. After their true identities are revealed by the ghost of Michael Varus, the three destroy the Suitors.
Theseus – A hero who is the son of Poseidon and younger than Percy had assumed. When Nico was trying to summon Bianca in The Battle of the Labyrinth, he ended up summoning the spirit of Theseus.
Other Greco-Roman beings
Many of the beings and creatures of Greco-Roman myths are humanoid—in other words, they possess both the intelligence and some of the physical features of humans. The vast majority of these creatures are friendly, such as nymphs and centaurs. Unlike the majority of Greek creatures, these beings are also unquestionably sentient and tend to have larger roles in the novel series.
Agrius and Oreius – Humanoid bears that were a result of a union between a woman named Polyphonte and a bear due to the power of Aphrodite. They were also the great-grandsons of Ares due to Polyphonte being Ares' granddaughter. The two served as Luke's henchmen in The Sea of Monsters but were killed by the party ponies and Blackjack the Pegasus.
Amazons – A tribe of female warriors who usually worshiped goddesses like Hera and Artemis. Some Amazons appear in The Son of Neptune where they are sent to their compound at Reyna's request. They also run the billion-dollar Amazon.com, which they use as a source of cover and revenue. Though they are often confused with the Hunters of Artemis, the Amazons are not misandrists and like men just fine; they are just a very matriarchal society in which their male spouses are made to work in manual labor while the Amazons work as administrators. In The Blood of Olympus, the Amazons collaborate with the Hunters of Artemis to protect Reyna from Orion, resulting in many casualties.
Doris – An Amazon who is loyal to Otrera. In The Son of Neptune, she and Lulu guarded Percy Jackson and Frank Zhang.
Hylla Ramírez-Arellano – The older sister of Reyna, the praetor of Camp Jupiter; she is 22 years old. She is a demigod daughter of Bellona and the Amazon Queen. She looks a lot like Reyna with beautiful, glossy black hair and black eyes, long lashes, and a scar on her forehead. She as her sister had the bearing of a swordswoman but stronger. Hylla wears a black suit with a golden belt. Reyna describes her sister as a "chameleon" because she is always changing. They have similar personalities but Hylla seems more funny and "chill". She was born in Puerto Rico and worked for Circe during the first series with her sister. She also spent a year living with pirates and winning the crew's respect. She had an awful childhood, basically, she was always trying to protect her sister from their dad. Her father was in the army and the whole Ramírez-Arellano family was favored by Bellona. While worshiping her, Hylla's father falls in love with the idea of war and Bellona. They have the two kids together. Later, the father shows symptoms of PTSD. It turned out he had become a mania, or an insane soul with the worst qualities, and was no longer human. The mania knocks out Hylla, Reyna think she is dead and unknowingly kills her father, who was, technically, already dead. All that was left was the crazed and obsessed remnants of the soul. In The Blood of Olympus, the Amazons have been working with the Hunters of Artemis who kidnap Reyna and take her to an Amazon headquarters, where Hylla reunites with her sister. Orion breaks into the Amazon HQ and kills every Hunter and Amazon, but the girls escape to their old house, and try to defeat Orion without success. Hylla orders Reyna to leave because she had to stay in combat with the supervivients, hunters, and some Amazons. Though she is never seen afterwards, Orion later confirms that Hylla is still alive after battling him, much to Reyna's relief.
Kinzie – An Amazon who is the daughter of a nymph and is close and loyal to Hylla. She disarmed Percy and sent Frank flying across the room in The Son of Neptune. Kinzie also cornered Percy during the Feast of Fortuna and asked Percy out, though he declined. In The Blood of Olympus, Kinzie is killed by Orion.
Lulu – An Amazon guard who is loyal to Otrera. In The Son of Neptune, Lulu and Doris guarded Percy Jackson and Frank Zhang.
Otrera – A daughter of Euros and the first Queen of the Amazons who was originally killed by Bellerophon. In The Son of Neptune, she is revealed to be among those who emerged from the Doors of Death. She challenged Hylla for the title of Queen of the Amazons. When she planned to defeat Hylla, Otrera plans to have the Amazons help Gaea and the Giants destroy Camp Jupiter. Hylla manages to defeat Otrera twice until Thanatos is freed from the chains where he was trapped, making sure she would not rise from the dead and challenge her again.
Arachne – A female weaver who was turned into a spider by Athena after she got angry when Arachne won in a weaving contest against her. In The Mark of Athena, Arachne appears as a spider-like monster who is the last obstacle for Annabeth's quest to the Athena Parthenos and is in collaboration with Otus and Ephialtes. Annabeth challenges Arachne to a weaving contest where Annabeth tricks Arachne into making monster-sized Chinese handcuffs which Annabeth places onto Arachne. When Annabeth states to Arachne that the Athena Parthenos will restore Mount Olympus, Arachne goes into a fit and brings down her chamber enough to open a chasm to Tartarus. As Arachne falls down into Tartarus, she manages to ensnare Annabeth at the last minute as she and Percy go down the chasm with Nico promising to meet them at the Doors of Death. In The House of Hades, Arachne ambushes Percy and Annabeth which ended with Percy using Riptide to destroy Arachne.
Antaeus – A half-giant who is the son of Poseidon and Gaea. He was invincible as long as he maintained contact with the ground, so Percy defeated him by hanging him in the air with chains and then killing him.
Argus – A humanoid figure with eyes all over his body who works as a security guard at Camp Half-Blood. He rarely speaks as he is said to have an eye on his tongue. He cares for Hera a lot because she is his creator.
Blemmyae - A race of headless people with their facial features on their chest.
Nanette - A Blemmyes who works for Triumvirate Holdings. In The Dark Prophecy, Nantette tries to arrest Apollo, Calypso, and Leo in the name of Triumvirate Holdings but is destroyed by the Waystation's traps. However, she quickly reforms. Apollo later tricks her into holding a bomb towards the Cave of Trophonius where she meets her end.
Cacus – A fire-breathing giant and the son of Hephaestus. In The Demigod Diaries story entitled "Percy Jackson and the Staff of Hermes", Cacus had stolen Hermes' caduceus. He later attacked Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase and implied that he was working for Gaea, although he didn't give her name, to shut down the gods communications. He is destroyed by Percy using the caduceus' Laser Mode, in reality a giant rocket launcher that fires energy blasts.
Centaur – Half-man, half-horse creatures, often depicted as wild and drunk. Chiron is the only truly civilized centaur. Many of his kin are part of the Party Ponies. There are other centaurs who work for Gaea's army.
Chiron – A centaur with a white stallion body and a son of Kronos. He is the mentor of Percy Jackson and the activities director at Camp Half-Blood. In The Lightning Thief, he first appears, disguised as a Latin teacher at Percy's school. He uses an enchanted wheelchair to conceal his horse half. Chiron is played by Pierce Brosnan in the first film and by Anthony Head in the second film. In the musical, he is portrayed by Jonathan Raviv.
Horned Centaurs – A race of centaurs with horns sticking out of their heads and their horse half is palomino. These centaurs enjoy killing demigods. In The Son of Neptune, they attacked Camp Jupiter where most of them were either killed or have retreated.
Party Ponies – An extended family of rowdy centaurs who reside in the United States with chapters hailing from each respective state. They are key players in two major incidents in the series. In The Sea of Monsters, they go along with Chiron and rescue Percy from Luke during their duel on the Princess Andromeda. In The Last Olympian, they help Chiron and the others fight the major battle between the gods and the Titans. In The House of Hades, Grover mentions that Gaea had created a stone fist to swat some party ponies, much to the confusion of Reyna.
Larry – Member of the Party Ponies.
Owen – Member of the Party Ponies.
Cyclopes – A race of one-eyed giants who have four species as mentioned in The Lost Hero. The first group of Cyclopes are the Elder Cyclops who are the sons of Gaea and Ouranos where they alongside the Hecatonchires were imprisoned in Tartarus by Ouranos. They are friendly and help the gods ever since the Titanomachy when they were freed from their imprisonment. The second group of Cyclopes are the ones who are the children of Poseidon. Tyson is one of these. The third group of Cyclopes is the southern group who raise goats and live in caves. The fourth group of Cyclopes is the northern group who helped the Titans make weapons and are smarter than the southern group of Cyclopes. Some northern Cyclopes were seen fighting with Kronos' army in The Battle of Manhattan. In The Dark Prophecy, many Cyclopes were present at the rehearsal of Commodus' naming ceremony.
Grunk - A Cyclops that is loyal to Caligula. In The Burning Maze, he was seen by Apollo and Piper playing volleyball with some mortal mercenaries. Piper sings them a song in order to distract them so that they can get away.
Ma Gasket – A 12 ft. female cyclops of the Northern Cyclops faction who is the mother of Sump and Torque. She appears in The Lost Hero when Jason, Piper, and Leo visit her factory, Monocle Motors in Detroit. She is destroyed when Leo drops an engine on her, but due to the Doors of Death being open, she quickly begins reforming. In The Son of Neptune, Ma Gasket leads the Cyclopes in an attack on Camp Jupiter where she is destroyed for a second time by Tyson.
Sump – The son of Ma Gasket who appears in The Lost Hero.
Torque – The son of Ma Gasket who appears in The Lost Hero.
Polyphemus – A 15 ft. cyclops of the Southern Faction. Percy Jackson and his friends encounter him on an island in The Sea of Monsters. He is shown to be blind and there was also a reference about Odysseus being responsible for blinding him under the alias of "Nobody". When Polyphemus tries to pray to Poseidon to get revenge on Percy for hurting him, Percy states that Poseidon is also his father. He later tried to eat them only for them to escape. However, Polyphemus sinks their ship in the process. In The House of Hades, Annabeth falls victim to a curse of blindness that the arai lay upon her due to Polyphemus cursing Annabeth for using her invisibility to trick him. Bob the Titan is able to cure Annabeth of the affliction. In The Hidden Oracle, it's suggested that Leo, Festus and Calypso had a run in with Polyphemus while they were stuck in the Sea of Monsters. In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Polyphemus is portrayed by Robert Maillet and voiced by Ron Perlman.
Cynocephali - A race of dog-headed men that come from India. In The Blood of Olympus, Octavius obtained some Cynocephali from Triumvirate Holdings. In The Dark Prophecy, the Cynocephali are seen at the naming rehearsal held by Commodus as he prepares to invade the Waystation. In The Tyrant's Tomb, the Cynocephali are amongst the monsters used in Caligula's attack on Camp Jupiter.
Echidna – Part woman, part snake. She is the wife of Typhon and the mother of Cerberus, Chimera, Hydra, the Nemean Lion, and Ladon as well as several others not in the series. She is first seen in The Lightning Thief as an old lady who owned a chihuahua which was actually Chimera in disguise. Echidna also detests that there is a marsupial that was named after her. She assisted Chimera in fighting Percy at the top of the St. Louis Arch. She and the Chimera disappeared after Percy dove into the water.
Empousai – Seductive shapeshifting women who are similar in appearance to vampires, but have one shaggy donkey leg and one bronze leg. Two Empusa pose as cheerleaders in The Battle of the Labyrinth. In The Last Olympian, an unnamed Empousai appears as part of the truce party along with Prometheus, Morrain, and Ethan Nakaumura. She stated that she was among the things that was released from Pandora's pithos.
Kelli – An Empousai that poses as a cheerleader in The Battle of the Labyrinth. She was killed by Annabeth. In The House of Hades, Kelli is among the Empousai that make their way to the Doors of Death so that Kelli can get even with Percy. However, Bob the Titan suddenly drops on Kelli and crushes her flat.
Seraphone – An Empousai who distrusts Kelli and fears Hecate. In The House of Hades, Seraphone is among the Empousai that make their way to the Doors of Death. When they attack Percy and Annabeth, Annabeth tricks the Empousai into believing that Kelli was useless and weak and that she was leading them all into danger. Annabeth tells them to follow Serephone as she was older and wiser. Hearing this made Serephone happy and declared that she was the leader. Kelli became angry and killed Serephone.
Tammi – An Empousai that poses as a cheerleader in The Battle of the Labyrinth. She was killed by Percy Jackson.
Eurynomos - A ghoulish creature from the Underworld that is liked by Hades where anyone struck by its claws will die of a wasting disease. When a Eurynomos eats the flesh off a dead person, they rise as a skeleton warrior. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Lester and Meg are attacked by one while en route to Camp Jupiter. Before it can eat them and Jason's corpse, they are saved by Lavinia.
Caelius - A Eurynomos who is loyal to Tarquin. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Caelius mentions Tarquin's upcoming attack on Camp Jupiter. He is beheaded by Hazel.
The Fates – The personification of destiny and are controllers of the threads of life. In The Lightning Thief, Percy and Grover encounter them at an old-fashioned fruit stand. In The Last Olympian, the Fates take Luke's dead body away after the Second Olympian War. In The Blood of Olympus, the Fates are seen fighting their old enemy Thoon and killing him the same way they did back in the Gigantomachy.
Clotho – The Fate who spins the Thread of Life from her distaff onto her spindle.
Lachesis – The Fate who measures the Thread of Life with her rod.
Atropos – The Fate who cuts the Thread of Life and chooses the manner of the person's death.
Faun – The Roman counterparts of satyrs. In contrast to Camp Half-Blood's helpful satyrs, the fauns are mostly beggars and are often used for amusement purposes.
Don – One of the Fauns that live at Camp Jupiter. In The Son of Neptune, Percy and Hazel run into Don who needs money for making up bad lies. When Percy asks why the Fauns aren't like the Satyrs, Don states that Fauns are free-spirited. He also detects Percy's empathy link to Grover Underwood, but the amnesic Percy doesn't understand what he's talking about. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Don is a friend of Lavinia's and joins her team to sabotage Caligula's yachts. Although they succeed, Don is mortally wounded in the explosions when he stays behind to ensure that they go off. Don dies and is reincarnated as a beautiful laurel sapling which Apollo orders to be planted and honored as the reincarnation of a hero.
The Furies – Hades' chief servants and torturers and they personally searched for Hades's Helm of Darkness, believing that Percy had stolen it.
Alecto – Alecto acted as Percy's pre-algebra teacher Mrs. Dodds in The Lighting Thief. She is Percy's first true monster encounter and he manages to destroy Alecto with Riptide, although she quickly reforms. In an attempt to protect Percy, Chiron and Grover attempt to convince him that there is no Mrs. Dodds. Alecto later witnesses Percy's fight with Ares and as a result, he's exonerated of stealing Hades' Helm of Darkness which Percy gives to Alecto to return to her master. Alecto orders Percy to be a hero and to never end up in her clutches again for the wrong reason before leaving with the other Furies. In The Last Olympian, it's revealed Alecto acted as the lawyer who rescued Nico and Bianca di Angelo from the Lotus hotel after sticking them in there in the first place. In the film adaption, Alecto is portrayed by Maria Olsen. In the musical, she is portrayed by Sarah Beth Pfeifer.
Germani – The Roman Emperor's elite bodyguards. They come from Germania and are described as 7 ft. and hulking with blond hair and snake tattoos. In The Burning Maze, it is revealed that Caligula uses Pandai and Strix because the Germani are responsible for his mortal death. In The Tower of Nero, after Nero's death, they are rendered mortal and surrender. It's shown that they are left somewhat directionless now that their leader is gone and they have to readjust to the mortal world.
Alaric - A Germani who briefly worked as a prefect for Commodus. In The Dark Prophecy, Alaric was made a Prefect when Commodus believed that Lityerses wasn't being effective enough. After his failed strategy during the attack on the Waystation, Alaric was killed by Commodus.
Albatrix - A Germani that works for Commodus.
Gregorix - A Germani that works for Caligula and Commodus. In The Tyrant's Tomb, he is seen with them during Caligula's Second Assault on Camp Jupiter. He flees following the deaths of the emperors and he isn't seen again.
Vincius and Garius - Also known as Vince and Gary, they hail from Batavia. Their names are Latinized as Nero cannot pronounce their original Germanic names.
Vortigern - A Germani that works for Commodus. In The Dark Prophecy, Nero instructed Vortigern and Marcus to take Meg to Commodus. After Meg got away, Commodus was not pleased with their failure and had Lityerses behead them with his sword.
Vercorix - A Germani that works for Nero in The Tower of Nero. After several failed attempt to find the correct remote control for Nero's bombs, he is accidentally shot in the groin by Apollo and disintegrates, causing Apollo to apologize for his bad shot.
Geryon – Geryon is described as having a normal head, a face weathered and brown from years in the sun, slick black hair, a pencil-thin moustache, two beefy legs wearing a large pair of Levis and 3 chests wearing a different colored shirt: green, yellow and red. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, he is the owner of Triple G Ranch with Orthrus guarding the ranch. He gave Percy an apparently impossible task; cleaning out the stables of carnivorous horses, one of the Labors of Hercules. Percy managed to complete the task, but Geryon went back on his deal to let Percy's friends free and the two fought. Percy found Geryon a strong opponent, as Geryon's three hearts made him almost impossible to defeat. Percy defeated Geryon with a well-placed arrow that went through Geryon's side hitting all three hearts at once, killing Geryon. Percy is informed that it will Geryon probably at least a century to reform and Percy suggests that they reshape the ranch for the better so that Geryon will have to work for them when he inevitably returns. Percy initially believes that it was Apollo and Artermis who had helped him to make the shot, but later discovers that it was in fact Hera instead. In The House of Hades, Geryon had cursed Percy to feel the pain that he had when Percy killed him. The arai later told Percy about this. Percy later spotted Geryon amongst the monsters awaiting their turn to go through the Doors of Death. However, the Doors of Death are closed before Geryon can make it back to the mortal world.
Ghoul – The Ghouls serve as security guards in the Underworld and make a sound that is similar to bats. They escort the souls of the wicked to the Fields of Punishment as seen in The Lightning Thief when they take a preacher who had been scamming people there.
Giant – Humanoid monsters of great stature and strength. Besides the Cyclopes and the Gigantes, there are different species of giants in Greek mythology.
Gegeines – Six-armed giants in leather loincloths who previously fought Jason and the Argonauts. They appear in The Lost Hero where they are summoned by Enceladus to fight Jason, Piper, and Leo.
Hekatonkheires – The Hundred-Handed Giants of incredible strength, superior even to the Cyclopes. They are taller than mountains and their arms are as thin as noodles. Like the Elder Cyclopes, the Hekatonkheires are the children of Gaea and Ouranos where they were hurled into Tartaus by Uranus. The Hekatonkheires and the Elder Cyclopes were later freed by Zeus where they helped him in the Titanomachy. In the film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, a Hekatonkheires (portrayed by Anthony Shim) worked as a barista at a coffee shop with a harpy. Its appearance in the film was depicted as having eight arms when in the presence of demigods.
Briares – A Hekatonkheires who was imprisoned on Alcatraz Island by Kampê in the fourth book. It is mentioned that his brothers Cottus and Gyges have faded because people have forgotten about them. When Tyson finds that Briares (his hero) is too afraid to escape, he is heartbroken. At the end, Briares returns to help defeat Luke and the Titans. In The Last Olympian, Percy sees Briares helping Poseidon defeat the forces of Oceanus. In The Blood of Olympus, Percy and Jason Grace encounter Briares' wife Kymopoleia and Percy encourages her to give Briares another chance.
Hyperborean – Snow giants with blue skin and gray hair that come from Hyperborea. When wounded, the Hyperborean will bleed blue blood. They can freeze objects and people using their frosty breath. When defeated, the Hyperborean freeze into ice. In The Last Olympian, the Hyperboreans are on the side of the Titans. In The Son of Neptune, a group of peaceful Hyperboreans are seen living in Anchorage, Alaska.
Morrain – A Hyperborean who appeared in The Last Olympian. He was a part of a truce meeting. He wasn't seen taking part in the Battle of Manhattan and his current fate is unknown.
Laistrygonian – Muscular cannibal giants who were previously encountered by Odysseus. In The Sea of Monsters, three Laistrygonians serve as the brawn of Kronos's army. Three of them infiltrated Percy's school as visitors from Detroit and attacked the students with flaming dodgeballs. They were defeated by Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, a Laistrygonian assisted Kelli the Empousai into capturing Percy, Annabeth, and Rachael where they were marched to Antaeus' lair. Two more Laistrygonians were seen in Daedalus' lair where they followed Minos and carrying Nico with them. When the Titan army made their way through the Labyrinth and attacked Camp Half-Blood, the Laistrygonians were among the monsters that took part in the attack. They were pushed back by the campers in Apollo's cabin and the Laistrygonians retreated when Grover unleashed the powers of Pan. In The Last Olympian, the Laistrygonians were seen in the Battle of Manhattan. When one Laistrygonian tried to attack Sally Jackson, she managed to shoot it. In The Son of Neptune, a large amount of Laistrygonians guard Grandma Zhang's house in anticipation of the arrival of Percy, Frank and Hazel. His memory slowly returning, Percy recalls his encounter with the giants from The Sea of Monsters and calls them Canadians in reference to Annabeth's explanation at the time. With the help of Frank's undead servant Gray, the three manage to break through Laistrygonians and get into the house where Mars reveals that the giants want to eat Frank in order to get his shapeshifting abilities. The Laistrygonians attack the next morning, destroying the house, but the three demigods manage to escape to an airfield in Grandma Zhang's car where they board a plane. The three leave behind Ella the harpy and by the time Tyson arrives, the Laistrygonians are gone. Although Frank's grandmother is apparently killed in the attack, she may have managed to escape by shapeshifting into a bird and flying away.
Joe Bob – A Laistrygonian. He is killed by Annabeth Chase.
Marrow Sucker – A Laistrygonian. He is killed by Tyson when he throws the Laistrygonians' flaming dodgeballs back at them.
Skull Eater – A Laistrygonian. He is eventually destroyed by Tyson who punches him hard in the face.
Gorgon – A female humanoid creature with snakes for hair. Anyone who looks at the face of the Gorgon Medusa turns to stone.
Medusa – The Gorgon who is the sister of Stheno and Euryale. Under the moniker of "Aunty Em", she attempted to lure Percy, Annabeth, and Grover into a false sense of security and turn them into stone statues as seen in The Lightning Thief. She is defeated and her severed head is mailed to the gods of Olympus as proof of the trio's courage (though Grover notes that it is more akin to impertinence). Percy's mom uses her head to turn Gabe Ugliano to stone. She is mentioned several times throughout the following books and Thalia Grace's shield has a replica of her head on it. In The Last Olympian, Kronos mentions that Medusa has yet to refor,. In the film adaptation, Medusa is portrayed by Uma Thurman.
Stheno – A Gorgon who is the sister of Medusa and Euryale. In The Lightning Thief, Medusa mentions that her sisters have faded from existence. In The Lost Hero, she is amongst the monsters who were brought back to life when the Doors of Death opened. Stheno is later found to be chasing Percy with her sister Euryale and is described by Percy as appearing as a dumpy old grandmother but with rooster feet and bronze boar tusk sticking out of the corners of her mouth. Percy manages to destroy the gorgons using the Little Tiber, but they later reform in time for the Battle of New Rome. Both are killed in the battle, one by Percy's pet hellhound Mrs. O'Leary. When the gorgons are destroyed the first time, they leave behind two vials of their blood, one of which is later used by Percy to destroy Phineas while the other heals his memories.
Euryale – A Gorgon who is the sister of Medusa and Stheno. In The Lightning Thief, Medusa mentions that her sisters have faded from existence. In The Lost Hero, she is amongst the monsters who were brought back to life when the Doors of Death opened. Euryale is later found to be chasing Percy with her sister Stheno. Percy manages to destroy the gorgons using the Little Tiber, but they later reform in time for the Battle of New Rome. Both are killed in the battle, one by Percy's pet hellhound Mrs. O'Leary. When the gorgons are destroyed the first time, they leave behind two vials of their blood, one of which is later used by Percy to destroy Phineas while the other heals his memories.
Gray Sisters – Women who share one eye and one tooth. In The Sea of Monsters, Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson run into the Gray Sisters who are in the form of three taxi drivers. During the Gray Sisters' argument, Percy manages to grab their eye and demand the location of which they had mentioned. They tell him 30, 31, 75, 12 which Percy didn't understand. He however gave the eye to Wasp and they drop the three off at Camp Half-Blood. Later at the campfire, Percy figures out that the numbers were used for longitude and latitude which leads to the Sea of Monsters. They are seen again in The Tower of Nero. In the film adaptation, the Gray Sisters are portrayed by Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Missi Pyle.
Harpy – Winged spirits of sudden, sharp gusts of wind. They were known as the "Hounds of Zeus" and were dispatched by the god to snatch away (harpazô) people and things from the Earth. Sudden, mysterious disappearances were often attributed to the Harpies. There are three Harpies that were created by Zeus. They work in Camp Half-Blood as "the Cleaning Harpies" being allowed to eat any camper who stays in Camp Half-Blood past noon in the last day of the summer without completing their form or if the camper is caught sneaking out of their cabin at night. Percy Jackson refers to the "Cleaning Harpies" as if they were "crossbred with the dodo birds." The Harpies also cleaned the dishes with super-hot lava and are also good in mid-town traffic. In The Titan's Curse, it is shown that there are some Harpies that are on the side of the Titans. In the film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, a harpy (portrayed by Camille Atebe) worked as a barista at a coffee shop with a Hekatonkheires.
Aello – A Harpy whose name means "storm swift." She is a member of Camp Half-Blood's "Cleaning Harpies."
Aeolus' Harpies - In The Lost Hero several unnamed harpies work for Aeolus. They construct a floor in the main studio for Jason, Leo, and Piper to walk on. Mellie does not like them because the harpies are mean sudden gusts, whereas the aurae are all gentle breezes.
Celaeno – A Harpy whose name means "the dark." She is a member of Camp Half-Blood's "Cleaning Harpies." Celaeno is also known as Podarge (which means "fleet-foot").
Ella – A Harpy who appears in The Son of Neptune. She has red hair and feathers, grey eyes, and a bony structure. She has extensive knowledge about the Romans and their culture. Ella is very valuable to the enemy side as she might have knowledge of several scrolls of prophecies. She has memorized a lot of books, and often recites a few prophecies from the Sibylline books that Octavian desperately wants. It is mentioned towards the end of The Son of Neptune, that Ella needed to be hidden from Octavian because of this important knowledge. She was one of the Harpies who was trying to torment the blind psychic Phineas. Near the end of the book, it is revealed that Tyson has a crush on Ella and that she has a crush on Tyson. Because of this, Ella remains with Tyson at Camp Jupiter. After Python's power blocks the Oracles, Ella's knowledge of the Sibylline books becomes vital. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Ella is shown to be in a relationship with Tyson and is transcribing the books by tattooing the information onto Tyson's skin. Ella helps Apollo against Triumvirate Holdings with her prophecies and provides Apollo with the first part of a prophecy that he has to seek out the rest of in The Tower of Nero.
Ocypete – A Harpy whose name means "the swift wing." She is a member of Camp Half-Blood's "Cleaning Harpies."
Hunters of Artemis – A group of girls who gave up love in exchange for immortality and youthfulness. As their name implies, they are followers of Artemis in her hunts, though a lieutenant is chosen to lead them when Artemis is not around. Members are recruited both from mortals and demigods. They have a strong aversion to males and tend to regard them as disgusting and untrustworthy. However, their immortality will fade if they ever fall in love or "fall in battle". In battles, the hunters primarily use bows and arrows to attack. Zoë Nightshade serves as the group's lieutenant for over 2000 years, but after her death in The Titan's Curse, she is succeeded by Thalia Grace. In The Blood of Olympus, many members are massacred by the Gigante Orion (who is not the mythical Orion that Artemis knew) while attempting to give Reyna time to escape from Puerto Rico. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Reyna joins the Hunters.
Bianca di Angelo – A twelve-year-old daughter of Hades and the older sister of Nico di Angelo. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Thalia rescue her and Nico along with the help of the Hunters of Artemis from Westover Hall and the manticore Dr. Thorn. In The Titan's Curse, she attempts to save Artemis, alongside Percy Jackson, Grover Underwood, Thalia Grace, and Zoë Nightshade. She sacrifices herself to save the group from a mechanical prototype of Talos. For a while, this causes Nico to be mad at Percy but Nico has a secret crush on Percy which is mentioned in The House of Hades when Jason and Nico meet Cupid. Nico tries to summon Bianca from the dead many times but only meets her when Percy comes. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Bianca (as a spirit), and later in The Son of Neptune, she tries for rebirth on the Isle of the Blest.
Celyn – A hunter who appears in The Blood of Olympus. She is killed by Orion.
Naomi – A daughter of Hecate and another hunter who captures Reyna in The Blood of Olympus. She is killed by Orion.
Phoebe – One of the Hunters of Artemis, the best tracker among them. She is suspicious of boys. She appears in The Titan's Curse, The Lost Hero and The Blood of Olympus. In The Blood of Olympus, she is revealed to have looked about 14 and to have lived since Artemis first knew Orion. She eventually dies by the hands of Orion.
Zoë Nightshade – Zoë was the leader of the Hunters of Artemis. She appears in The Titan's Curse. She was a daughter of Atlas and the sea goddess Pleione. She crafted Riptide (Percy's magic sword), but lost it to Hercules. She was once one of the Hesperides, but she was disowned by her family for helping Hercules. In The Titan's Curse, she is killed by Atlas. In remembrance of her sacrifice, Artemis turns her into a constellation called "The Huntress."
Hemithea – Daughter of King Staphylus of Naxos and granddaughter of Dionysus, she was turned into a god by Apollo alongside her sister Parthenos to escape her father's wrath. She joined the Hunters of Artemis, but later gave up the membership and her immortality with her lover Josephine. The two settled and became protectors of Waystation, where Hemithea became known as "Emmy", and adopted Georgina. She has an interest at plants, with which she quickly befriends Calypso.
Josephine – Daughter of Hecate, she was a member of the Hunters until she decided to quit with her lover Hemithea, giving up her immortality in the process. The two became protectors of Waystation and adopted Georgina. She is an expert at mechanics and was previously affiliated with mafia in the early 20th century.
Hunter Kowalski – A hunter who attempted to spy on Commodus, she is instead captured and enslaved by him. She is freed by Apollo, Meg, and Leo, and joins them and the others defending the Waystation against Commodus' army.
Ichthyocentaur – Creatures that have the upper bodies of men, the lower fore-parts of horses, ending in the serpentine tails of fish. Their brows were adorned with a pair of lobster-claw horns. In The Mark of Athena, the demigods encounter the Ichthyocentaurs who save them from Keto and her children. The Icthyocentaurs also run a Camp for Merpeople heroes.
Aphros – An Ichthyocentaur who is the half-brother of Chiron. He teaches home economics.
Bythos – An Ichthyocentaur who is the half-brother of Chiron. He teaches fighting.
Kampê – A snake-haired winged centauroid creature who is half-woman, half-dragon with the heads of various animals growing from her human torso. She is a monster who imprisoned the Hundred-Handed Ones and Cyclopes during the First Great War. She is feared by all, and is defeated by Briares in The Battle of the Labyrinth by being crushed by boulders. Her scimitars are taken by Camp Half-Blood and stored in the attic as spoils of war as seen in The Last Olympian.
Kerkopes – Two brothers who are the children of Oceanus and Theia. They worked as thieves until they were caught by Hercules and later turned into monkeys by Zeus. In The House of Hades, the Kerkopes have set up shop in Balogna, Italy. When the Argo II docks there, the Kerkopes attacked the ship and robbed it, taking things like an Archimedes Sphere and Piper McLean's dagger Katoptris. Leo Valdez and Jason chase them and at the Fountain of Neptune, they incapacitated Jason by trapping him in a net. Leo chases them to their hideout and defeats them with a home-made flash-bang grenade. He then got their possessions back and agreed not to kill Passalos and Akmon on the condition that they go to America and disrupt the Romans in order to slow down their attack on Camp Half-Blood. Later, in a dream, it is shown that they are being very successful in this goal. As part of the deal, Leo retrieves an almanac belonging to Triptolemus from their treasure - which Hecate had hinted that the crew would need - and takes a bronze astrolabe that the Kerkopes had stolen from Odysseus when he was an old man which proves to be vital in Leo's quest to return to Ogygia and rescue Calypso.
Khromandae - Large, grey-eyed humanoids covered in blonde hair. Khromandae were discovered during Dionysus's invasion of India and communicate via ear-splitting shrieks. They were part of Tarquin's, Caligula's, and Commodus's army that attacked Camp Jupiter in The Tyrant's Tomb.
Lamia – The daughter of Hecate who was one of the former love interests of Zeus until Hera turned her into a monster after the death of her children. In The Demigod Diaries story entitled "Son of Magic", Lamia is revived by Gaia to kill Hecate's son Alabaster Torrington. Alabaster manages to defeat Lamia until Hecate arrives to save both her children. According to Hecate, Lamia won't try attacking Alabaster again, knowing he could use that spell against her.
Leontocephaline - A creation of Mithras that resembles a lion-headed humanoid entwined with a snake that has no head and no tail. In The Tower of Nero, he planned to give the fasces to Luguselwa to grant her immortality.
Lotus-eaters – A group of humans who were previously encountered by Odysseus. A number of them run the Lotus Hotel and Casino in The Lightning Thief. The hotel is filled with arcade games that makes visitors not want to leave alongside the lotus cookies they serve. It's later revealed that Bianca and Nico di Angelo were hidden in their casino for decades by Hades in order to protect his children and to keep them from aging.
Lycanthropes - Humans that were to turn into werewolves and who can only be killed by silver. They were created by Zeus after the first Lycanthrope, Lycaon, tried to feed him human flesh and then hired assassins to target Zeus in his sleep in order to test his immortality. They appear as the servants of Gaea and her giant son Orion in The Lost Hero and The Blood of Olympus.
King Lycaon - The first werewolf who appears with his pack in The Lost Hero trying to kidnap Jason Grace and kill Leo Valdez and Piper McLean. However, they are thwarted when the Hunters of Artemis arrive and drive off the werewolves. Lycaon is injured by Thalia Grace and so he does not take part in the final battle at the Wolf House alongside the other werewolves. In The Blood of Olympus, Lycaon and his pack serve the giant Orion, hunting Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge for him. The werewolves corner the three in Portugal, but Nico manages to kill Lycaon by stabbing him in the heart with Reyna's silver pocketknife. Lycaon melts into a pool of darkness which Nico then uses to shadow travel himself, his companions and the Athena Parthenos away from the remaining werewolves and Orion.
Maenad – A bunch of Maenads appeared in The Demigod Diaries story "Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford." They were seen skipping in a mall-shaped clearing in the Camp Half-Blood Forest where a Drakon appeared. They managed to easily rip it apart with their long white talons and their elongated wolf-like fangs.
Manticore – A monster with the face of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion. In Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, a Manticore (played by Daniel Cudmore) appeared as a top henchman of Luke Castellan. After killing Annabeth Chase, it is killed by Grover Underwood and Clarisse La Rue.
Dr. Thorn – A Manticore in human form that appeared in The Titan's Curse. Dr. Thorn is the vice-principal of Westover Hall (the school that Bianca and Nico di Angelo attended). He has two eyes of different colours, one blue and one brown. Dr. Thorn's nostrils flare up when he talks. He speaks in a French accent. Dr. Thorn tries to kill people by using thorn-like objects. He is angry that in the ancient days, the Gods forced him to live out in Persia, where he never had any decent challenges, as he would in Ancient Greece. Dr. Thorn hunts Nico and Bianca di Angelo and acts as one of the primary henchmen of Luke and the Titan Atlas hunting for the Ophiotaurus. Percy manages to contact Dionysus at Camp Half-Blood and the god kills Dr. Thorn by covering him in vines and turning him to dust.
Merpeople – A race of sea creatures that are half-human and half-fish. The male merpeople are called Mermen while the female merpeople are called Mermaids. In The Last Olympian, Percy wakes up underwater near Atlantis where he sees various Merpeople in battle armor fighting the forces of Oceanus. There were even some Merpeople making graves for the Merpeople who fell in battle. They serve Poseidon.
Bill – A merman that was trained at "Camp Fish-Blood" (as Leo called it) by Aphros and Bythos.
Minotaur – The Minotaur is part-man, part bull. The monster of the labyrinth who chased Percy all the way to Camp Half-Blood. Percy defeats the monster atop Half-Blood hill and claims its broken horn as a spoil of war which he keeps and later hangs on his cabin wall. The Minotaur returns in The Last Olympian as a general for Kronos's army at Williamsburg Bridge and now wearing armor. It was defeated by Percy again. In The House of Hades, the Minotaur's history is mentioned after Piper and Leo encounter his mother at the Doors of Death. In the film adaptation, the Minotaur's head resembles a Cape Buffalo's head.
Nymphs – Female, magical beings usually associated with some natural feature. Many different kinds of nymphs are seen in Rick Riordan's novels, including naiads (river nymphs), dryads (tree nymphs), and aurae (wind nymphs).
Aurae – Wind spirits who work at Camp Jupiter as seen in The Son of Neptune.
Mellie – An Aurae who is the wife of Coach Gleeson Hedge and the mother of Chuck Hedge. She is the personal assistant of Aeolus as seen in The Lost Hero. At the end, she works as Piper's dad's assistant Tristan McLean. In The Burning Maze, Mellie appeared at the Aeithales where she greets Apollo and Grover. After hearing of Jason's death, she and Gleeson head to Malibu to help a grieving Piper. When on the airfield, Mellie tells her family that she will be going to the McLean family's home in Oklahoma.
Dryad – Nymphs that are associated with trees and forests.
Agave - A Dryad that sent Grover to explore the Labyrinth. In The Burning Maze, Agave and Money Maker were found in the burning maze by Grover and those with him. Grover takes them back to Aeithales and Agave is healed while Money Maker dies of her injuries.
Aloe Vera - A caring Dryad who lives in Aeithales near Palm Springs. In The Burning Maze, Aloe Vera tends to Apollo and Meg when they arrive and even tends to them following an attack by Medea.
Daphne – A dryad whom Apollo fell in love with. Eros, after a conflict with Apollo, shot an arrow that made the latter fall in love with Daphne, yet at the same time shot an arrow that made Daphne hate him. She ran away and, realizing that Apollo would never give up, asked Gaea to transform her into a tree. Apollo still grieves for Daphne's fate, which he considered one of his two greatest losses, and is frequently haunted by visions of her and other dryads blaming him.
Joshua - A laid-back and nature-loving Dryad who lives in Aeithales near Palm Springs. According to Apollo, male Dryads like Joshua are rare. In The Burning Maze, Joshua greets Apollo and Meg when they arrive. Meg has a crush on Joshua, and Apollo attempts to give her advice on how to catch his eye, but is ignored and he tells Meg that she is being super obvious.
Juniper – A Dryad who is Grover Underwood's girlfriend. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, she informs Percy that she has seen Luke Castellan using the entrance to the Labyrinth and that she has also seen Quintus/Daedalus using the entrance to the Labyrinth.
Meliae - The Dryads of the ash tree that were born when Kronos castrated Ouranos and his blood fell to Gaea. They eventually died, but were eventually reincarnated as seeds that were found by Phillip McCaffrey who was determined to restore them. After Caligula destroyed the greenhouse that Philip was going to plant their seeds, a saguaro cactcus named Hercules hid the seeds. In The Burning Maze, Meg found the seeds, planted them and they helped to slay Incitatus and the Pandai soldiers with him. Then the Meliai transplanted themselves and put their roots around the pool at the ruins of Aeithales. Their magic worked so well that Aeithales rebuilt itself in a day.
Money Maker - A Dryad that sent Grover to explore the Labyrinth. In The Burning Maze, Money Maker and Agave were found in the burning maze by Grover and those with him. He takes them back to Aeithales. While Agave is healed, Money Maker dies from her burns.
Prickly Pear - A rough and crabby Dryad who lives in the Aeithales near Palm Springs. In The Burning Maze, Prickly Pear greets Apollo and Meg when they arrive and scolds Grover.
The Hesperides – The daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea goddess Pleione who tend to the Garden of the Hesperides which is accessible only during sunset. They are described as looking identical to their estranged sister Zoë Nightshade who was originally a part of them before she became disowned for supporting the gods during the Titan War. They briefly reunite with Zoë and then accompanying Percy and the others in heading to Mount Tamalpais in The Titan's Curse. They warned them that they will not be a match against Atlas and pulled the Ladon card. Zoë retaliates by waking Ladon with a shout, and calling her sisters cowards when they chided her for insanity. As Zoë distracted Ladon to help Percy and Thalia evade it, the oldest of the Hesperides called Zoë a fool and they disappeared.
Echo – An Oread who loved her voice. Zeus fell in love with Echo causing Hera to curse Echo into repeating everything she says. She did have an encounter with Narcissus at the time when he was admiring his reflection in the water. When Echo evaded the love advances of Pan, she was killed by some panicked shepherds and her fragments were scattered by Gaea. In The Mark of Athena, Leo Valdez and Hazel Levesque encounter Echo on a small island where they were looking for lime and Celestial Bronze that was needed to repair the damaged Argo II. Echo helps Leo get the Celestial Bronze from the lake as Leo makes insults towards Narcissus which Echo repeats. Before Leo leaves, Echo kisses him and briefly becomes more visible; Leo describes her as beautiful, but forgettable.
Naiads – Nature spirits that inhabit streams and rivers and lakes, or any fresh body of water.
Brooke – Naiad that inhabits the brook in Camp Half-Blood. Gave a warning to Leo, Piper and Jason about her "Crazy Cousins" in The Quest for Buford.
Cloud Nymphs – The Cloud Nymphs are mentioned briefly in the series, particularly in The Heroes of Olympus.
Fleecy – A cloud nymph who works at Iris's co-op. She appears in The Son of Neptune. She manages Iris-messaging after Iris begins focusing on her shop. Fleecy is described as young, with frizzy white hair and eyes that change colors from gray to white to black.
Palikoi – Geyser gods who in times past were worshiped by runaway slaves for protection. Others can make oaths with them. While oaths toward Styx are prolonged and cancerous, a single breach of oath with the Palikoi will result in immediate death.
Pete – A Palikoi employed by a marketing company. He is tasked to operate in the Woods of the Camp Half-Blood while collecting surveys on customer service. Apollo makes an oath with Pete to rescue Meg who is kidnapped by the Myrmekes.
Paulie – Pete's fellow worker in a marketing company. He is kidnapped by Nero who intends to use his power to break through the Grove of Dodona's walls. Apollo is able to rescue him along with the other abducted demigods.
Pandai - A long-living war-like tribe from an Indian mountain valley with big ears, eight fingers, eight toes, and white hair covering their body. In The Burning Maze, Caligula uses Pandai and Strix because the Germani were responsible for his mortal death.
Crest - A Pandai who is one of the bodyguards of Caligula. Unlike most of the Pandai, Crest was more interested in music. He later dies buying Apollo time to get away from Medea.
Flange - A Pandai who is a messenger for Caligula. Flange was killed by Caligula when he hears that the attack on Camp Jupiter has failed.
Satyr – Half man, half goat. Most of the Satyrs work at Camp Half-Blood. Their Roman counterpart are the Fauns. Grover Underwood is a satyr.
Council of Cloven Elders – A group of Satyrs whose main duty is to abide over the Satyrs' search for Pan. The Council of Cloven Elders reside in the forum within Camp Half-Blood's forest are responsible for determining which Satyrs are worthy of receiving a searchers' license. To achieve a searcher's license, a Satyr must be a successful protector where they must bring a Demigod to Camp Half-Blood alive.
Leneus – A member of the Council of Cloven Elders who hates Grover and thinks he is a liar. He is killed in The Last Olympian and is reincarnated as a laurel. When he dies, Grover takes his place in the Council of Cloven Elders.
Maron – A member of the Council of Cloven Elders. He only appears in book four, when he, Silenus and Leneus try to exile Grover because they think that Pan, the god of the wild, is still alive and Grover is lying about his death. He and the other members of the council are described as being old and fat satyrs.
Silenus – The leader of the Council of Cloven Elders and is shown to hate Grover calling him an "outcast" and a "liar." He also has suspicions that Grover is a spy.
Ichneutae – A satyr who is exclusive to the film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters portrayed by Jordan Weller. Ichneutae was present when Clarisse won the obstacle tower. He was chosen by Dionysus to guide her to the Golden Fleece. Clarisse mentioned that he was eaten by Scylla and his last words were "I got this."
Lysas – A satyr who was mentioned to have been the chosen one of Pan where he was tasked by the god himself to spread the word that "The great god Pan has died." Even though he refused to believe this, he spread the word to the world in Ephesos. In The Lightning Thief, Grover Underwood mentions that a sailor off the coast of Ephesos heard a mysterious cry saying that Pan has died. It is revealed in The Battle of the Labyrinth that it was a satyr called Lysas.
Millard and Herbert – Two satyrs sent by Chiron to find and alert Rachel Dare to visit Camp Half-Blood in The Hidden Oracle. While Rachel is successfully clued in, she states that the satyrs came to her wounded and died soon afterward.
Uncle Ferdinand – Grover's uncle who was one of the victims of Medusa in the Garden Gnome Emporium. When Kronos' army was hiding out there in The Last Olympian, his statue form is now missing an arm and has graffiti on it without Medusa to watch over it.
Woodrow – A satyr and Camp Half-Blood's music instructor as seen in The Hidden Oracle. He is afraid of Apollo due to the latter's apparent history of flaying a satyr due to his loss in a musical contest which Apollo himself vehemently denies.
Scythian Dracaenae – A race of humanoid females with twin snake tails in place of legs. They make up a considerable portion of the Titan Lord's forces. In The Sea of Monsters, Percy first encounters them on the Princess Andromeda. In The Titan's Curse, some Scythian Dracaenae attacked Percy's group after he had defeated Atlas. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy fights a Scythian Dracaenae in Antaeus' lair. Percy almost immediately kills it much to Antaeus' disapproval. The Scythian Dracaenae also show up in the actual Battle of the Labyrinth as one of the main types of soldiers. In The Last Olympian, the Scythian Dracaenae are seen taking part in the Titan Army's attack on Manhattan.
Queen Sess – The Queen of the Scythian Dracaenae who appears in The Last Olympian. She fought Chiron alongside Kronos and was killed when Chiron fired one of his arrows in between Queen Sess' eyes.
Sssssarah - A Scythian Dracaenae. In The Dark Prophecy, she was freed from Commodus by Lester, Leo Valdez, and Calypso and is shown to be friendly. She settles at the Waystation.
Troglodytes - The Troglodytes are reptilian humanoids that live underground and have an obsession with hats. In The Tower of Nero, the Troglodytes encounter Apollo, Meg, Rachel, and Will in their tunnels. They later partook in the fight at Nero's tower. When Nico and Will plan to travel into Tartarus in order to rescue Bob the Titan, the two explain that the troglodytes can help them as they can dig in and out of anywhere safely, even Tartarus.
Screech-Bling - A Troglodyte who dresses like George Washington. He serves as his kind's CEO.
Click-Wrong - A Troglodyte who is the group's cook and wears a chef hat.
Creak-Morris - A Troglodyte.
Grr-Fred - A Troglodyte who is the CSO of his kind. He has been shown to wear a cowboy hat, a firefighter hat, and a police hat.
Zombie – A bunch of zombies were seen as passengers on the Princess Andromeda in The Sea of Monsters. Clarisse used the zombies of Confederate soldiers to operate the CSS Birmingham.
Jules-Albert - An undead race car driver given to Nico di Angelo by Hades as a gift. Jules Albert acts as Nico's chauffeur and is used by Nico in The Blood of Olympus to transport himself, Leila and Dakota to Camp Half-Blood since none of them know how to drive.
Amphisbaena - A snake with another snake head at its end. In The Tower of Nero, Apollo encounters one in the subway. When he grabs it, it recites part of the Terza Rima prophecy before being killed by the Gaul Luguselwa.
Apollo's Cattle – The sacred cattle herd of Apollo. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Apollo's Cattle were seen at the Triple G Ranch under Geryon's care since Apollo never has time to take care of them. Apollo was unaware that he was using some of the cattle for meat and feeding them to the monsters that work for Kronos. Although Apollo didn't have any cattle in actual Greek mythology, these cattle are based on the Cattle of Helios.
Arai – Winged female daemons who inhabit Tartarus. They are similar to the Furies, but their number is not limited to three, and they are under control of Nyx instead of Hades. The spirits carry the grudge of anyone whom their killer have wronged; when Percy kills some of them, they release the grudges of Kampê's death by crushing and Calypso's isolation in Ogygia.
Arion – A horse born to Neptune and Ceres, making him Percy's half-brother. He appears in The Son of Neptune where Hazel frees him from the Amazons. He is described as having a tan coat with a black mane and tail. He is a free spirit and seems to have a bad temper, being known to curse when his abilities are challenged. After Hazel frees him, Arion becomes her steed, although he is known to reluctantly let others ride him at Hazel's request.
Aristophanes - A cat that lives in the bookstore in New Rome. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Tarquin tries to interrogate him on where the Sibylline Books are.
Automaton – Highly developed robots with intricate circuitry that makes them hard to fix. Most are made out of steel, but some like Festus the dragon are made out of celestial bronze or other materials. In the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, Annabeth discovers that many statues in Manhattan are actually automatons created by Daedalus, an army that could either defend or attack Olympus.
Argentum – Reyna's silver Automaton Hound who appears in The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus.
Aurum – Reyna's gold Automaton Hound who appears in The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus.
Celedon – Automatons forged by Hephaestus to serve as Apollo's backup singers. In Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo, Percy Jackson had to find the fourth Celedon for Apollo after it left Mount Olympus and fled into Times Square.
Colossus of Nero – A gigantic automaton built under Nero's orders in the images of Apollo and himself. Nero uses the statue to invade Camp Half-Blood in The Hidden Oracle. The Colossus proceeds to destroy the Dining Area and Demeter's Cabin before being infected with Apollo's hay fever plague arrow and subsequently decapitated. The headless statue is then given to Poseidon to be repurposed, likely into a statue of Poseidon himself.
Mechanical Spiders – A bunch of automaton spiders that were created by Hephaestus.
Talos – Talos is a giant automaton. Percy, Thalia, and Bianca fight a prototype of Talos in the Junkyard of the Gods. Apparently, he has a manhole at the base of his foot for servicing. Bianca went in to mess up his circuit so they could defeat him. He fell on some power lines thus electrocuting Bianca.
Basilisk – Fire-breathing snakes with colorful spikes and poisonous bites. In The Son of Neptune, they attacked Camp Jupiter, but Frank shapeshifts into a mongoose (or weasel) and scares them off.
Buford – A walking table that Leo Valdez saved from a supply closet and prefers to be polished by Lemon Pledge instead of Windex. He assists Leo Valdez in constructing the Argo II in Bunker 9. Eventually, Leo programs a talking mini-hologram of Gleeson Hedge onto Buford.
Carthaginian Serpent - A 120 ft. serpent. In The Dark Prophecy, Apollo, Meg, and Leo face this monster while making their way to Commodus' lair. Apollo tricked it into crashing into a nearby condemned condominium.
Centicore – Deadly antelope-like creatures who were tasked to guard the Cave of Trophonius. Due to their endangered status, Apollo goes to great lengths not to kill them as he soaks himself in the waters of Lethe and Mnemosyne.
Cerberus – The three-headed dog who guards the entrance to the Underworld. In The Lightning Thief, he befriends Annabeth. He also appears in The Last Olympian when he is playing with Mrs. O'Leary. Cereberus is the son of Echidna and Typhon.
Charybdis – One of the two monsters (the other being Scylla) who live on either side of a narrow channel of water (the entrance to the Sea of Monsters). She takes the form of a giant mouth that swallows and releases water, creating whirlpools. she is described by Percy as an "orthodontist's nightmare".
Chimera – A three-headed beast that is part lion, part goat, and has a snake-headed tail. It is first seen in the form of a Chihuahua. It confronted Percy atop the St. Louis Arch alongside its mother, Echidna. Overwhelmed by the creature and poisoned by its snake head, Percy was forced to jump into the water far below to escape it. It disappeared after Percy dove into the water.
Clazmonian Sow – A flying pig that appeared directly after Hyperion was defeated. Percy defeats it with the help of Blackjack, a statue of Hermes, and the New York Public Library's two stone lion statues (that were really automatons).
Colchis Bull – Fire-breathing bronze bulls created by Hephaestus with horns of silver and rubies for eyes. In The Sea of Monsters, some of these bulls attack Camp Half-Blood and are defeated by Tyson. They were later used to make the tracks for the Chariot Race.
Dragons – Large reptilian creatures that sometimes have wings. They are used for guarding things and are younger than Drakons.
Draco Aionius – Some of these monsters attacked Camp Half-Blood while Percy Jackson was on his adventures in The Sea of Monsters.
Ladon – A giant dragon who is one of the offspring of Echidna. It defends the Hesperides' apple tree. Ladon poisons Zoë Nightshade in The Titan's Curse.
Peleus – A dragon that is now guarding the Golden Fleece which hangs on the tree that Thalia was previously within. He is possibly named after Peleus: Father of Achilles.
Python – A giant Earth Dragon who was an old enemy of Apollo. In The Blood of Olympus, Python was revived by Gaea during the Second Gigantomachy and it was mentioned that Python reclaiming Delphi was one of Apollo's many failures. In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo and Meg McCaffrey are in the Labyrinth where they overhear Python talking to Nero about the plans to control all the Oracles. In The Tower of Nero, Apollo manages to destroy Python forever by dropping him into Chaos. The death of Python restores the powers of the Oracles and he is stated to have become so powerful that he could even influence the threads of the Fates themselves. After Python's destruction upon falling into Chaos, Apollo regains his place as a god.
Sun Dragons - The Sun Dragons are a type of Dragon that are associated with Helios.
Phil and Don - Sun dragons that Helios gave his granddaughter Medea to pull her golden chariot. In The Lost Hero, Medea keeps Phil and Don in large sundial compartments at her department store. She releases them to attack Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez. Phil and Don were defeated by Festus. In The Burning Maze, Phil and Don pull Medea's golden chariot when she challenges Meg to a charmspeak battle. Both of them are beheaded by Meg McCaffrey where their deaths released an intense blast of heat.
Drakons – Giant serpent-like creatures that are several millennia older than dragons. They come in three different types: Aethiopian, Lydian, and Maeonian. In The Demigod Diaries story entitled "Leo Valdez and the Quest for Buford", an unidentified Drakon appeared in the Camp Half-Blood Forest until it was ripped apart by the Maenads.
Aethiopian Drakon – A Drakon with terrifying green eyes that originated from Africa. One was being raised by Luke in The Sea of Monsters. When one of the Bear Twins seemed reluctant to do his bidding, Luke threatened to feed him to the Drakon. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, an Aethiopian Drakon was seen in the cargo bay of the Princess Andromeda.
Lydian Drakon – The oldest and fiercest of the Drakons that once attacked the village of Lydia. It is a 200 ft. long Drakon with a paralyzing stare in sheer terror and armor-corroding acidic venom. In The Last Olympian, Kronos unleashed it upon Manhattan where it killed many half-bloods before being killed by Clarisse La Rue.
Maeonian Drakon – A green and yellow Drakon that once attacked Maenoia, Turkey. In The House of Hades, the Maeonian Drakon resides in the swamps of Tartarus. It attacked Percy, Annabeth, and Bob the Titan and was killed by Damasen. Damasen's curse was to slay the Maeonian Drakon every day. After being convinced to change his fate by Annabeth, Damasen manages to tame the Maeonian Drakon and rides it into battle against the embodiment of Tartarus himself.
Eidolons – A race of spirits that can possess demigods. In The Mark of Athena, the Eidolons work for Gaea.
Elephant - The elephants are large herbivores native to Africa and the southern parts of Asia. Any elephant that is bredfor war is called a war elephant.
Hannibal - A war elephant that is owned by Camp Jupiter and is often cared for by Bobby.
Livia - A war elephant that is owned by Commodus. In "The Dark Prophecy," Livia was present at the rehearsal of Commodus' naming ceremony until she was rescued by Apollo and Thalia. In "The Tyrant's Tomb," Apollo makes a claim that she and Hannibal would get along.
Erymanthian Boar – A giant boar and servant of Pan who appears in The Titan's Curse. Percy, Thalia, Zoë, Grover, and Bianca first encounter it in Cloudcroft, New Mexico where Grover realizes its potential as a form of rapid transportation.
Fire-Breathing Horse – A race of horses bred at the Triple G Ranch for war purposes. Some are shown to pull Ares' war chariot. In The Dark Prophecy, some Fire-Breathing Horses are owned by Commodus.
Flesh-Eating Horse – A group of female horses bred at the Triple G Ranch. Some of them tried to eat Percy while he was cleaning the stables.
Flesh-Eating Sheep – A race of carnivorous sheep owned by Polyphemus. They help to guard the Golden Fleece. Described as being a big as a hippopotamus and attacking like piranhas.
Giant Badger – A giant badger. In The Last Olympian, it was mentioned that Gleeson Hedge tried to fend off the Giant Badgers and tried to summon Pan to help him to do that.
Giant Crab – A giant crab that might be Cancer. Percy fought it in the Princess Andromeda during his mission with Charlie. He defeated it by stabbing the soft tissue on its belly.
Giant Eagle – A giant-size eagle that appears throughout The Heroes of Olympus series. The Giant Eagles are mainly used by the Romans for transporting and protecting Roman demigods.
Giant Raven - A giant-sized raven. Caligula and Nero use a flock of them in The Tyrant's Tomb to protect Harpocrates due to the ravens hatred for Apollo. Apollo manages to scare them away at first by singing Dean Martin's "Volare," adopting a similar tactic used by Percy to disorient the Stymphalian Birds in The Sea of Monsters. When the ravens return, they are slaughtered by Apollo, Reyna and Meg McCaffrey.
Giant Scorpion – A giant-sized scorpion. Daedalus (under the alias of Quintus) ordered some Giant Scorpions from the Triple G Ranch and kept them in their boxes in the Sword Fighting Arena. He eventually let them out in the camp's forest for a game. In The Blood of Olympus, Orion mentions that his first death was at the hands of a giant scorpion that Gaea summoned to sting him to death after Orion was cursed by Apollo and went insane.
Giant Sea Turtle – A large sea turtle who accompanied Sciron into attacking the Argo II as seen in The House of Hades.
Giant Snake – A large snake. It attacked Tyson and Grover when they were in the Labyrinth as seen in The Battle of the Labyrinth.
Giant Squid – A giant squid that might be the Kraken. It was among the sea monsters in Oceanus' army.
Gryphon – A creature that is part eagle, part lion. They are known to collect golds for their nests and even lay golden eggs. The Gryphons appear in The Son of Neptune where they are seen in Alcyoneus' camp. They are not to be confused with the griffins of The Kane Chronicles.
Abelard - A pet Gryphon to Britomartis who appeared in The Dark Prophecy.
Heloise - A pet Gryphon to Britomartis who appeared in The Dark Prophecy. She lays an egg while in Commodus' captivity and is later killed during the battle at Waystation.
Hellhound – The Hellhounds are a main part of Luke's army and monsters in general. They are described as very large black dogs that have fire glowing in their eyes. They were also mentioned to reside in the Fields of Punishment. Daedalus owns a hound named Mrs. O'Leary, who, unlike her relatives, is loving and loyal. In The Last Olympian, a bunch of Hellhounds are seen in Kronos' army where they snuck behind the demigod lines.
Mrs. O'Leary – Mrs. O'Leary is the only friendly hellhound to ever exist who belonged to Daedalus under his alias of Quintus. She befriends Percy during The Battle of the Labyrinth and Daedalus gives Percy a whistle to summon her in a time of need, saving Percy and his friends lives at one point. When Daedalus decides to have Nico release his soul, he gives Percy ownership of Mrs. O'Leary. She subsequently appears several times as Percy's pet, searching for him and killing a gorgon in The Son of Neptune and fighting the Colossus of Nero alongside him in The Hidden Oracle.
Hippalectryon – An endangered animal that is part chicken, part horse. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, they are seen at the Triple G Ranch.
Hippocampus – Creatures that are horses from the waist up with a fish tail from the waist down. One is said to take a liking to Tyson, and he named it Rainbow. They are also called "fish ponies" by Tyson.
Rainbow – A Hippocamus who befriends Tyson in The Sea of Monsters after being summoned by Percy for transport to the Princess Andromeda. He is stated to be bigger than most of his species and as such, has no trouble carrying a Cyclops on his back. Rainbow later rescues Tyson after the sinking of the CSS Birmingham and helps to carry Percy and his friends safely out of the Sea of Monsters after they get the Golden Fleece. When Tyson departs for Poseidon's palace, Rainbow gives him a ride. He is mentioned often following this by Tyson who maintains a friendship with Rainbow. In The Last Olympian, after Blackjack is stolen by Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Percy summons Rainbow for a ride to Camp Half-Blood. In The Blood of Olympus, Rainbow gives Tyson and Ella a ride across Long Island Sound to rescue Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge from Roman demigods. He then carries Tyson, Ella and Coach Hedge back to camp. When Tyson explains to Reyna that he had reached the ship on Rainbow, Reyna is confused at first thinking that he is talking about an actual rainbow before Nico clarifies the matter. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Tyson has Ella give him a tattoo of Rainbow. Rainbow also appears in the Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters film.
Incitatus - A talking white horse that wears golden horseshoes and is owned by Caligula. In The Burning Maze, Incitatus brings Apollo and Meg to Caligula. He later assists Caligula in fighting Jason and Tempest which ends in Jason's death. During the fight at the old Los Angeles Zoo, Incitatus and the Pandai that are with him are killed by the Meliai.
Hydra – A serpentine monster with nine heads. Every time a head is chopped off, two new heads grow back. This monster appears in The Sea of Monsters where its life force is linked to the Monster Doughnut Shop, as another one pops up every time the Hydra regrows a head. It was destroyed by the cannons of the CSS Birmingham. In addition, one or more hydra heads are kept as spoils of war in the Camp Half-Blood attic. In The Mark of Athena, Percy fights a Hydra when he, Jason, and Piper are on a mission to rescue Nico from Ephialtes and Otis. In The Lightning Thief film, the creature takes the form of five janitors (played by Tom Pickett, Keith Dallas, V.J. Delos-Reyes, Spencer Atkinson, and Tim Aas) in the Parthenon replica in Tennessee and refers himself as "We." The Hydra is ultimately defeated by the use of Medusa's head.
Karpoi – Grain spirits who are the size of toddlers. While many of them are malevolent thanks to their service to Gaea, children of Demeter are apparently also capable of summoning karpoi.
Peaches – A friendly Karpoi that resembles a pudgy human toddler with green eyes and green hair. He is controlled by Meg McCaffrey.
Keres – Spirits of famine and disease who feed on violent deaths. They reside in the Underworld and support the Titans but do not assist them in The Last Olympian. In The Demigod Files story "Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades," some of them attacked Percy, Thalia, and Nico. One of them poisoned Percy, yet "Bob the Titan" managed to heal him.
Katobleps – A race of cow monsters that appear in The House of Hades.
Ketos – Chiron mentions this giant sea monster in The Titan's Curse.
Khromandae - A race of monsters with shaggy blonde fur, gray eyes, sharp teeth, and speak in high-pitched shrieks. Dionysus once used them in his drunken invasion of India. In "The Tyrant's Tomb," the Kromandae were used during the Battle of San Francisco Bay where they are taken out by Apollo and Meg.
Lemures – A race of angry ghosts who are seen on multiple times in The House of Hades.
Leucrotae - Creatures that had the body of a red-furred lion and the hooves and tail of a horse and can't be harmed by metal weapons. In The Demigod Diaries story "The Diary of Luke Castellan," Luke and Thalia were trapped in Halcyon Green's mansion and encountered by two Leucrotae that speak with a man's voice. The two of them discovered that the Leucrotae are linked to Halcyon's thoughts. When Thalia uses fire on the Leucrotae, Halcyon sacrifices his life by luring the Leucrotae away so that Luke and Thalia can escape.
Leviathan – These are mentioned by Poseidon in The Last Olympian as giant sea creatures that are neutral in the war between Poseidon and Oceanus.
Lupa – The wolf that raised Romulus and Remus. She guides the children of Roman gods to Camp Jupiter after they are left for her at the Wolf House where she trains them to become Roman soldiers upon finding the worthy ones. She is the Roman counterpart of Chiron who does a similar job for the Greek demigods, only she is more militaristic.
Makhai – The spirits of battle and combat. In The Blood of Olympus, Asclepius used the Makhai and the Pylosian Mint to formulate a physician's cure.
Mania – Ghosts that personify insanity, madness and crazed frenzy. In The Blood of Olympus, Beryl Grace and Julian Ramírez-Arellano are among the Mania.
Myrmekes – Giant ant-like creatures who like shiny things like gold. In The Demigod Files story "Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon," some Myrmekes trapped Charles Beckendorf in their nest. In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo and Meg come across a trio of Myrmekes who kidnap Meg, forcing Apollo to infiltrate their nest and rescue her. Later, Apollo successfully persuades the mother ant "Mama" to help him and other demigods return to Camp Half-Blood.
Nemean Lion – A lion that is one of the children of Echidna and Typhon. It has a hard skin in which no weapon can penetrate. Luke and Atlas sent the Nemean Lion to the National Air and Space Museum to stop the group of questing Hunters and Demigods. It battled with Percy Jackson, but was hard to defeat because of its bulletproof and sword-proof pelt. Percy eventually defeated it by throwing astronaut food into its mouth thus exposing its one unprotected surface, its mouth, to the Hunters' arrows. Zoe Nightshade allows Percy to claim the lion's pelt as a spoil of war and it turns into a bulletproof coat that protects Percy until he sacrifices it to Poseidon.
Nosoi – The spirits of illness, plague, and disease that were originally locked up in Pandora's Box. In The Hidden Oracle, a bunch of Nosoi attack Apollo and Meg McCaffrey until they are fended off by them and the Karpoi Peaches.
Ophiotaurus – A half-cow/half-snake monster. It was nicknamed Bessie by Percy Jackson who initially assumed it was female, although Grover later informed him that it was a male. Percy saved it from a trawler's net after being fetched by the Hippocampi. Bessie was supposedly the creature that Artemis was hunting because it could destroy Olympus. She/He appears in The Titan's Curse and The Last Olympian.
Orthrus – A two-headed dog owned by Geryon and brother to Cerberus.
Pegasus – Winged horses that are named after the original mount of Bellerophon that was born from the blood of Medusa.
Pegasus - The original Pegasus who is the immortal father of the species. He is stated to have not been seen in person for centuries, but Pegasus comes to Reyna, Nico and Coach Hedge's aid in The Blood of Olympus, leading eight other Pegasus to help transport the Athena Parthenos. He eventually departs when the group arrives at Long Island Sound, but reveals that he came to honor Reyna's close relationship with Scipio for which Pegasus declares her Horse Friend, a high honor.
Blackjack – A pure black Pegasus and Percy's loyal friend. He is first introduced in The Sea of Monsters on the Princess Andromeda where Percy indirectly rescued him from Kronos's minions although Percy mistakes Blackjack for a female at the time. Subsequently, he acts as Percy's main method of transport, constantly referring to Percy as "Boss," much to Percy's annoyance. In The Last Olympian, he allows Charles Beckendorf to ride him with Percy's permission and is later hijacked by Rachel Elizabeth Dare in order to get to Camp Half-Blood quickly, much to Percy's annoyance. In The Blood of Olympus, Blackjack is one of eight Pegasus enlisted by the original Pegasus himself to help carry the Athena Parthenos. Blackjack acts as Nico di Angelo's steed despite his previous distaste for the son of Hades and comforts Reyna. Blackjack is severely wounded by Orion, but Reyna is able to save his life and he is stated to be recovering nicely after the final battle with Gaea's forces.
Guido – A light gray and white Pegasus who is friends with Blackjack. In The Last Olympian, Guido and Porkpie aided Percy and Blackjack in the Battle of Manhattan. In The Blood of Olympus, Guido is one of eight Pegasus enlisted by the original Pegasus himself to help transport the Athena Parthenos. After Pegasus' departure and Blackjack being severely wounded, he allows Reyna to ride him the rest of the way to Camp Half-Blood where she rides Guido throughout the battle with Gaea's forces. After the battle, Guido decides to adopt Reyna as his human and return to Camp Jupiter with her.
Porkpie – A light gray and white Pegasus who is friends with Blackjack. In The Last Olympian, Guido and Porkpie aided Percy and Blackjack in the Battle of Manhattan.
Scipio – Reyna's Pegasus who appears in The Son of Neptune. His nickname is "Skippy" because he's the color of peanut butter, the same color as chestnuts. He died at the end of The House of Hades when Reyna is forced to euthanize him following Scipio's severe injuries from a griffin attack. In The Blood of Olympus, the original Pegasus honors Reyna and Scipio's great friendship by coming to her aid personally, the first time that Pegasus has been seen in centuries. As a result of how much Reyna had cared for Scipio, Pegasus declares her Horse Friend, a high honor.
Pit Scorpion – A deadly type of scorpion that appears in The Lightning Thief. When Luke brings Percy into the woods and reveals his allegiance to Kronos, he summoned a Pit Scorpion to attack Percy. He tells Percy he should not go for his sword, as the pit scorpion can kill in sixty seconds, and can jump up to fifteen feet. When Luke disappears, Percy manages to kill it even though it managed to sting him. Wood nymphs help Percy recover from its poison.
Scylla – One of the two monsters (the other being Charybdis) who live on either side of a narrow channel of water in The Sea of Monsters. Should a ship sail too close to her, she uses her six heads to pluck off crew members on deck and devour them. According to Clarisse (daughter of Ares), Scylla would just pick up the whole boat and crushed the boat if the crew hid below deck. In the film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Scylla was mentioned by Clarisse to have eaten Ichneutae.
Sea Serpent – A large serpent that lives in the sea. Deimos is seen riding one in The Demigod Files story "The Stolen Chariot." In The Last Olympian, a sea serpent was seen amongst the sea monsters in Oceanus' army.
Carthaginian Serpent – A giant serpent with a deadly venom who guards the entrance of Commodus' lair in Indianapolis.
Sirens – Dangerous bird women whose sweet songs lead many sailors to their deaths on the jagged rocks. In The Sea of Monsters, they almost killed Annabeth.
Skeleton – Skeletons are the undead troops that make up Hades' undead army. In The Lightning Thief, Hades has skeletons in army uniforms guarding his palace. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Nico manages to employ them as part of a ritual that will enable him to call the spirit of his sister to speak with her. In The Last Olympian, Nico and Hades manage to bring a troop of skeletons to help fight the Titans. They are later seen constructing a cabin at Camp Half-Blood which is dedicated to Hades. In The House of Hades, they are on the demigods side and help them in Hades's temple in Epirus.
Skolopendra – A sea monster that is 200 ft. long. It looks like a cross between a giant shrimp and a cockroach with a pink chitinous shell, a flat crayfish tail and millipede-type legs. Its face is a slimpy pink like an enormous catfish with two glassy dead eyes and a gaping toothless maw. It has a beard that has numerous tentacles sprouting from each nostril. In The Mark of Athena, Ceto sent Skolopendra after the demigods after their escape from Phorcys' aquarium. It attacked the Argo II when Leo forgot to turn the monster-detection system on. Percy describes Skolopendra as "shrimpzilla." Skolopendra withdraws into the ocean when Leo Valdez and Hazel Levesque throw test tubes filled with Greek Fire into its mouth.
Spartus – A troop of skeletons armed with weapons. They are usually summoned by planting dragon (Sybaris) teeth in the ground and watering them with blood. In The Titan's Curse, some Spartoi ambushed Percy, Thalia, Zoe, Grover and Bianca in New Mexico. Due to her being a child of Hades, Bianca managed to destroy them. In The Son of Neptune, Frank (as a gift from his father) is given a spear with the tip of a dragon's tooth that when planted with raise one of the Spartoi, he uses this to defeat the basilisks outside of the R.O.F.L. headquarters, to kill some of the laistrygonians surrounding his grandmother's house then using his final charge to protect the mortals on a train from attacking Griffins.
Gray – A Spartus that can be summoned by Frank Zhang. He lost this ability after his spear ran out of charges.
Sphinx – A monster with the head of a woman and the body of a lion. Percy Jackson and his friends encountered the Sphinx while navigating the labyrinth. Rather than tell riddles, the Sphinx asked historical questions which Annabeth refused to answer as an insult to her intelligence. They are not to be confused with the Sphinx from The Kane Chronicles.
Strix - A race of owl-like creatures that eat the flesh and blood of humans. They also curse the mortals who kill them. Anyone scratched by the talons of the Strix will be paralyzed. In The Burning Maze, Apollo's Lester Papadopoulous form was chased by a flock of Strix. After one Strix gets through the tomato bomb and scratches Lester on the cheek, Grover was able to reason with it as the Strix states that it was sent by Emperor Caligula to kill them. Under the advice of the Arrow of Dardona, Meg and Grover grew strawberries to distract the flock of Strix so that they can get away. Other Strix appeared on the Julia Drusilla Yachts where Caligula uses them as surveillance. Caligula replaced the Germani with Strix and Pandai because the Germani are responsible for his mortal death.
Stymphalian Birds – A flock of Stymphalian birds attack Camp Half-Blood in The Sea of Monsters while the camp's defenses are weakened. Percy and Annabeth use Chiron's boombox and Dean Martin's "Volare" to scare them so that Apollo's cabin can shoot them down. A flock of Stymphalian Birds attack the Argo II in The House of Hades but are quickly dealt with by Festus. In The Blood of Olympus, Frank and Hazel are mentioned to have fought a flock of them on Pylos, but they are quickly dealt with by Piper shooting vegetables at them with her cornucopia. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Apollo recalls the story of Percy using music against the Stymphalian birds and uses the same tactic to scare away a flock of giant ravens. In The Demigod Files, Phobos summons them to fight Clarisse after he steals Ares' war chariot.
Taurus Sylvestre - Also known as Forest Bulls, they are a race of cattle with red fur and blue eyes. The Taurus Sylvestre are the known enemies of the Troglodytes. If they fall into a pit, they will die from their anger leaving their hides behind. In The Tower of Nero, three Taurus Sylvestre were in the rail cars on the Dare family's property. They escaped and were chased into a construction site by Apollo, Meg, Nico, and Will. The three Taurus Sylvestre fall into a pit and die from their anger as the four look at them. Some of them later end up in the troglodyte caves.
Telekhine – Dog-faced sea demons that reforged Kronos's blade in The Battle of the Labyrinth. In The Mark of Athena, some Telekhines are seen in a water tank at the Georgia Aquarium.
Trojan Sea Monster – A sea monster that rampaged the coasts of Troy until it was slain by Heracles. It is also known as the Keto Trois. In The Lost Hero, Jason Grace claims to have slain this monster while fighting Porphyrion of the Gigantes.
Typhon – A very powerful monster. He sired many monsters by Echidna. He lives and sleeps inside Mount St. Helens. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy causes Mount St. Helens to erupt while trying to escape Telekhines and he inadvertently awakens Typhon in the process. In The Last Olympian, Typhon awakes and moves across America destroying everything in his path. As he is concealed in mist, Typhoon's appearance is not described and appears as a freak storm. The gods of Olympus try to stop him, but he is too powerful. In the end, Poseidon and his army help to defeat him and Poseidon opened up a tunnel that sends Typhon directly into Tartarus. Once Typhon was defeated, a wave of anemoi thuellai were born.
Unicorn – A horse with one horn. A herd of Unicorns are used as steeds for the campers of Camp Jupiter. A red-tinted Lares with the head of a wolf guards them.
Buster - A unicorn that lives in Camp Jupiter. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Meg and Pranjai use his horn shavings to tend to the scratch on Apollo's stomach. He later joins the other unicorns in fighting the invading zombies during the second wave of Caligula's Assault on Camp Jupiter.
Horatio - A unicorn that lives in Camp Jupiter. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Horatio is among the unicorns that fight Tarquin's army during the Battle of San Francisco Bay.
Muffin - A unicorn that lives in Camp Jupiter. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Muffin is among the unicorns that fight Tarquin's army during the Battle of San Francisco Bay.
Shirley - A unicorn that lives in Camp Jupiter. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Shirley is among the unicorns that fight Tarquin's army during the Battle of San Francisco Bay.
Whagadoodle - A unicorn that lives in Camp Jupiter. In The Tyrant's Tomb, Whagadoodle is among the unicorns that fight Tarquin's army during the Battle of San Francisco Bay.
Venti – A race of storm spirits that were born when Poseidon opened a tunnel that sent Typhon into Tartarus. Depending on how chaotic they are, Venti can appear as either smoky men with angel-like wings or smoky horses. In The Lost Hero, Aeolus sent the Venti to prevent Jason, Piper, Leo, and the Hunters of Artemis from rescuing Hera. Their Greek counterparts are anemoi thuellai. In The Blood of Olympus, they attack the Argo II. Later, a team of ventus belonging to Notus is harnessed by Jason to tow the damaged ship to Malta.
Dylan – A ventus that was among the venti that attacked Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez as seen in The Lost Hero. In The Blood of Olympus, Jason captures the biggest and meanest venti during the attack on the Argo II, unaware that its his old enemy Dylan. Dylan is forced to provide Jason air to breathe underwater, but unexpectedly aids Jason of his own free will in the battle against Polybotes, saving Jason's life. Through Kymopoleia, Dylan begs Jason to release him and promises never to attack Jason again. Jason is disgusted to realize that he has been "breathing Dylan," but Dylan earns his gratitude for Dylan's help against the Giant. Upon returning to the surface, Jason complies with Dylan's request and releases him.
Tempest – A ventus in smoky horse form that appears in The Lost Hero. Jason tames Tempest so that it can help him fight Porphyrion. After Jason dies in The Burning Maze, Tempest returns Jason's body to his friends and then vanishes.
The Kane Chronicles
Carter Kane is one of two main protagonists and narrators; a descendant of Narmer and of Ramses the Great. He is the son of Julius and Ruby Kane. After the death of his mother (when he was eight years old), he spent six years travelling the world with his Egyptologist father. His sister Sadie stays with their grandparents and they get to see each other once in a while. After his father is captured by the god Set during The Red Pyramid, Carter spends most of his time with his sister Sadie and uncle Amos Kane. He becomes the host of Horus in the first novel, and often collaborates with and receives advice from the god. He also develops a romantic relationship with the shabti of magician Zia Rashid, and subsequently spends much of his time trying to find the real Zia and demonstrate his feelings toward her. Like his father, Carter has dark skin and hair, quite different from both his mother and sister. When living with his father, Carter dressed "impeccably" like Julius even when relaxing, but adopts a much more casual style when he goes to live at Brooklyn House. Though he is not one to flout rules, Carter is brave and courageous enough to pursue the way of the gods despite the House of Life's disapproval. His specialty is combat magic; his preferred weapon a khopesh, but loses it in The Throne of Fire. He is often given leadership responsibilities and struggles to accept his role, until he willingly becomes pharaoh of the House of Life during The Serpent's Shadow. However, he decides to focus on leading Brooklyn House while leaving his uncle Amos as the Chief Lector to deal with the day-to-day running of the House of Life. In The Son of Sobek and The Crown of Ptolemy, Carter teams up with Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase to combat Setne, briefly using Greek magic and Annabeth's invisibility cap.
Sadie Kane is one of two main protagonists and narrators; at 13 years old, she is the younger sister of Carter Kane. She is left in the care of her non-magical grandparents in London after the death of their mother Ruby Kane. Though she is able to live a "normal" life, something her brother is occasionally jealous of, her unusual circumstances make her sometimes jealous of Carter (especially when she is reminded of his exotic lifestyle). Sadie has to abruptly leave her life in London when she goes to revive the twenty-first Nome and fight Set after the god captures her father, Julius Kane. Sadie becomes the host of Isis in The Red Pyramid and continues to study the goddess's path throughout the series. She also becomes romantically involved with one of the Brooklyn House initiates Walt Stone and also with the god Anubis, though her relationship with either is not formalized until after Walt becomes the "eye" of Anubis in The Serpent's Shadow.
She has caramel-colored hair, fair skin and deep blue eyes, some traits inherited from her mother Ruby. Unlike Carter, Sadie is rebellious and bold (also like her mother) and acts the part; often making snap decisions, ignoring rules, and choosing to wear clothing to display her personality (such as combat boots) rather than to conform or aid her magic. Her magical specialty is with spells, potions, and hieroglyphics. One of her favorite spells is Ha-Di, which means to destroy.
Walt Stone is one of the twenty-first Nome's initiates, who arrives at Brooklyn House sometime in the second novel. He has dark skin and is from Seattle, where he lived with his mother. Walt is a sau, or charmmaker. In The Throne of Fire, it is revealed that Walt has inherited a deadly curse from his ancestor Akhenaten, which will kill him before reaches adulthood, as it did to his father and their famous ancestor King Tut. The curse progresses more quickly when he uses magic, which is why he specializes in charms and also why he begins to call on the god Anubis for guidance. In The Serpent's Shadow, Walt finally succumbs to the curse, but as he dies he allows himself to become the host of Anubis, whose spirit can essentially keep him alive. Both Anubis and Walt Stone have romantic feelings for Sadie Kane, which makes it easier for Walt to host Anubis. In The Staff of Serapis, Sadie tells Annabeth Chase that it's confusing dating both of them while they are merged, although she has accepted it.
Zia Rashid is a magician from the first Nome who was born and raised in Egypt. She is found and raised by Iskandar, the Chief Lector, after the destruction of her hometown by Apophis. When Julius Kane released five gods through the Rosetta Stone, she became the unexpected host of Nephthys, and was subsequently placed by Iskandar in an underwater prison so the House of Life could not eliminate her. A shabti of her was created to take her place; it is destroyed during the fight with Set in The Red Pyramid. Carter Kane falls in love with this shabti and seeks out the real Zia to free her and release Nephthys's spirit. Zia, who specializes in fire magic, later becomes the host of Ra and the two manage to destroy Apophis in The Serpent's Shadow. Her initial indifference to Carter slowly evolves into romance, and the two begin dating at the end of the series when Ra ascends back to the heavens.
Amos Kane is Julius Kane's younger brother, Carter and Sadie's uncle, and the leader of the twenty-first Nome (New York). He takes in Carter and Sadie after Julius hosts Osiris and is trapped by the god Set. During the first novel, Amos is possessed by Set and forced to lure his niece and nephew to the god's pyramid in Phoenix, Arizona. Once freed, Amos goes for healing at the first Nome, and does not return to Brooklyn House until the second novel. His experience hosting Set has changed him, however, and eventually leads to his highly controversial decision to voluntarily host the god during the final battle with Apophis. Amos succeeds Michel Desjardins when the former leader of the House of Life sacrifices himself fighting Apophis. After the final battle, Carter becomes the Pharaoh, but he leaves Amos in charge of running the day-to-day operations of the House of Life in Amos' capacity as Chief Lector.
Anubis is the God of funerals and death with the appearance and personality of a teenager despite him being over 5,000 years old. Anubis is the son of Nephthys and Set, but felt closest to his uncle Osiris, who raised him in Duat. Unlike the other Egyptian gods, Anubis does not require a host to manifest on Earth and is instead able to appear in any place of death. In The Red Pyramid, Sadie sees him several times in dreams without understanding who he actually is and develops an immediate attraction to Anubis. In order to get the Feather of Truth, Carter and Sadie travel into the Underworld where Sadie meets Anubis in person for the first time and convinces him to give her the feather before Anubis teleports them to New Orleans. Carter is revealed to have only seen Anubis in a jackal-headed form rather than as a teenager. Later, Anubis appears to Sadie when she touches her father/Osiris' tomb and attempts to warn her against her actions. Days after the battle is over, Anubis visits Brooklyn House to transport Carter and Sadie to meet with their father and Osiris, calling his time with Sadie "stimulating," but annoying Sadie as Anubis tells her mother that Sadie has a sharp tongue.
In The Throne of Fire, Anubis appears in a graveyard in London while she is being chased by two hostile gods, although he is unable to help her directly as Anubis can't manifest outside of the graveyard. Instead, Anubis directs Sadie to the second part of the Book of Ra and gives her a Netjeri blade and kisses Sadie as a birthday present. After Sadie and Carter are knocked unconscious, she encounters Anubis in a dream who is talking with Walt Stone and he gives her more advice about the Book of Ra. To Sadie's disappointment, Anubis is not present when she and Carter are gambling their souls with Khonsu. Anubis later states that he was busy with a "side project" that he won't elaborate on while Walt glances at a picture Sadie made of Anubis, suggesting that the god and the magician are plotting something together.
In The Serpent's Shadow, Anubis appears with Sadie's mother after she is knocked unconscious and offers her clues about the shadow box that she saved. During a dance that Sadie attends, Anubis appears to dance with her, stunning the popular girls who were harassing Sadie moments before, including Greek demigod Drew Tanaka and making them extremely jealous. Anubis offers Sadie advice on her and Carter's plan to destroy Apophis despite the magic being so forbidden that he's not even allowed to talk about it. Anubis then reveals that ghosts are being absorbed by Apophis' shadow before his great-grandfather Shu appears to break the two up. Shu reveals that due to Anubis' growing romantic feelings for Sadie, he has been banned from seeing her with Anubis stating that such a relationship is forbidden unless the god is using a human host which has never been how Anubis works.
Walt eventually admits to Carter that Anubis thinks he only has until the next day's sunset to live and that the god has been helping him to make sense of his strange new power to turn things to dust. Anubis thinks he understands why Walt has that particular power and Anubis has a plan to extend his life, but it's not a cure and is risky, never been done before and might come with side effects that they won't like. When Walt is near death from his curse, Anubis appears to him and Sadie is annoyed to realize that the two have been plotting behind her back together. Near death,Walt agrees to what they've been planning together, both Anubis and Walt unable to bring themselves to leave Sadie. After Walt dies, Anubis vanishes and Walt is suddenly resurrected. Sadie finally realizes that Walt and Anubis' plan was for Walt to become Anubis' host and that Walt's strange death powers had come from him channeling Anubis' power for months. Overwhelmed, Sadie leaves through a portal that Anubis opens for her to help Carter while Walt and Anubis, still too weak to move, remain behind for the time being in order to recover.
Anubis and Walt fight in the final battle with Apophis and the rebel magicians, playing a crucial role in the defeat of the latter. Although Apophis' destruction means that the Egyptian gods must depart the Earth for the time being, Anubis using Walt as his permanent host means that he can stay and pursue a real life, something that Anubis has never gotten before. Sadie starts a romantic relationship with Walt and Anubis, finally able to be with both of the boys that she loves without having to choose between them.
In The Staff of Serapis, Sadie mentions to Annabeth Chase that she's still dating both Walt and Anubis and that it's confusing, but she has accepted it. Annabeth is left confused by the comment about Sadie's "funeral god boyfriend," but she doesn't question it.
Iskandar is the Chief Lector of the House of Life. Born in the 1st century BCE, during the reign of Cleopatra VII, he witnessed the end of the Egyptian monarchy and the absorption of Egypt into the Roman Empire. He came to believe this was the fault of the gods and ended the House's policy of calling upon them; Ruby Kane's vision of Apophis rising changes his mind, but it is too late for him to make any real change. He was the one who saved Zia after her village's destruction and, sensing that she holds the power to host Ra, arranged for her confinement in an underwater prison under the watch of Nephthys while creating a shabti of her to protect Carter and Sadie, both of whom also hold the potential to become hosts of gods. Shortly after meeting them, he dies in his sleep, knowing that these three can make a change where he could not. He is succeeded by Michel Desjardins as the House's leader. Sadie briefly encounters his spirit in the Realm of the Dead while making her way through it.
Michel Desjardins is the lesser antagonist and leader of the House of Life after the death of Iskandar. Desjardins is the grandnephew of Jean-François Champollion and approximately 200 years old, considered "young" for a magician. As such, he has known only the House policy forbidding the Path of the Gods. He is therefore at first opposed to cooperation with the gods and disagrees with the Kanes when they claim it is necessary to stop Apophis. As a result of his antagonistic behavior, the Kanes wrongly suspect him of being the host of Set in The Red Pyramid. After Set's defeat, Desjardins is outraged that Carter and Sadie chose to make a deal with the god rather than banish, but chooses not to attack them in the end, realizing that enough fighting has been done for one day and that his men appear to be wavering after witnessing the Kanes give up the powers of Horus and Isis willingly. In The Throne of Fire, he works with Vladimir Menshikov in the latter's attempt to hunt Sadie and Carter Kane, believing his lies about how the Kanes' efforts will empower Apophis. Throughout the book, Desjardins grows visibly weaker and older and Zia Rashid realizes that Menshikov has been poisoning him while Desjardins mistakenly believes that it is the weight of leadership getting to him. Desjardins eventually realizes the truth and comes to the Kanes rescue in the Duat where Menshikov has been possessed by the spirit of Apophis. Desjardins casts an execration spell upon Menshikov, killing him and banishing Apophis deeper into the Duat for a while. However, the effort costs Desjardins his life as Desjardins uses up all of his life force to cast the spell. Before dying, Desjardins makes peace with the Kanes and has them pass on his title of Chief Lector of the House of Life to Amos Kane. He is mentioned several times throughout The Serpent's Shadow, particularly in relation to how the Kanes plan to defeat Apophis is to perform their own execration upon the god. It's noted that Desjardins only faced a weaker manifestation of the snake and couldn't do more than banish him for a while the Kanes will be facing Apophis himself at his full power.
Set is the ancient Egyptian god of evil and the secondary antagonist of The Red Pyramid and a supporting character in The Throne of Fire and The Serpent's Shadow. Although he initially appears to be the main antagonist of The Red Pyramid, Set is actually manipulated secretly by Apophis throughout the book. While Set is evil, he is stated many times to be more of a necessary evil unlike Apophis. Set himself claims that he simply exists as a necessary balance to the other gods who are all gods of good. In ancient times, Set acted as the faithful lieutenant of Ra in the eternal war against Apophis and he was born on the third Demon Day, or December 29. He would eventually marry his sister Nepthys and have a son with her, Anubis, but Anubis was raised by Osiris and Isis instead. After Ra retreated into the heavens and Osiris became the new Pharaoh of the gods, Set refused to stand for it, imprisoned his brother in a magnificent sarcophagus and relentlessly chased Isis who was able to rescue Osiris. However, Set blew Osiris into fourteen different pieces and although Isis managed to reconstruct her husband, she was only ever able to resurrect him as the Lord of the Underworld. Set was eventually dethroned by Horus in revenge and in time, would be imprisoned along with the rest of the gods by the House of Life.
In The Red Pyramid, Julius Kane uses the Rosetta Stone to release Osiris and return him to his throne in the Underworld as a first step towards restoring the gods due to the increasing threat of Apophis. However, Julius inadvertently releases all five gods of the Demon Days, including Set who imprisons Julius and Osiris in a sarcophagus and begins draining them of their power. He also secretly possesses Amos Kane in order to get close to Julius' children Carter and Sadie, the hosts of Horus and Isis respectively, whom he sends various minions after, including two other gods. Goaded by his demon minion Face of Horror, Set decides to summon a storm that will destroy North America at sunrise on his birthday in order to increase his own power. Despite Set's machinations and having to avoid the House of Life, the Kanes manage to confront Set at his base, the Red Pyramid. As Carter fights Set, Sadie teleports the pyramid to Washington, DC through a portal, severing Set from the source of his power, the desert, and stopping the storm and his plot. Having gotten Set's secret name "Evil Day" from Nepthys, Sadie performs a spell to banish Set deep into the Duat, but sensing that something is wrong, looks into the rift that the spell opened and spots Apophis, the true orchestrator of the plot. Breaking the spell, Sadie uses the Feather of Truth to show Carter and Set Apophis in the sky and Carter kills Face of Horror who is revealed to be possessed by Apophis whose true plan was to use the Chaos energy generated by Set's storm in order to escape from his prison. Rather than continue their attempt to banish Set, the Kanes negotiate with him, recognizing Set as a necessary evil and an important part in the inevitable war with Apophis. In exchange for being released, Set swears on his secret name and Ra's throne to not return until he is summoned to help in the fight against Apophis. Once Set is released, he departs into the Duat.
In The Throne of Fire, Vladimir Menshikov summons Set into a malachite jar, trapping him and using his knowledge of Set's secret name to force the god to reveal the properties of Apophis' prison. Noticing the Kanes hiding nearby, he alerts Menshikov to their prison and, outmatched by the older magician, Sadie breaks the jar and frees Set who incapacitates Menshikov and allows the Kanes to escape as thanks. After Carter is poisoned by a deadly monster snake, Set helps Sadie get Carter to safety and in exchange for Sadie giving him back his secret name, he offers her the location of the last part of the Book of Ra which Bes confirms that Set would know as he was the one to hide it. After making Set agree to a continuing truce with her family, Sadie takes the deal. In addition, Set informs Sadie of where to find the missing Zia Rashid, which makes Sadie suspicious as Apophis did the exact same thing, although not as well as Set. To Sadie's surprise, Set keeps their deal and departs without trying to harm them. He is later present when Ra retakes his throne.
In The Serpent's Shadow, Amos is revealed to have been communicating with and channeling the power of Set, concerning Carter, Sadie and Zia who fear that Set may be controlling Amos again. Set appears to Carter on the Egyptian Queen and reassures Carter that he is not manipulating Amos, implying that Amos had in fact sent Set to talk to Carter. Set insists that he is simply a necessary evil, balancing out the other gods who are good and that he does not want Apophis to win, reminding Carter of his service as Ra's faithful lieutenant. During the final battle with Apophis and the rebel magicians, Amos acts as Set's host and although Amos is in control, he appears to struggle with some of Set's more violent tendencies. After Apophis is destroyed, Set is exiled along with the other gods. He attends Horus' coronation as Pharaoh of the gods, supporting him, but with a smile that suggests that Set has something evil planned. In addition, Amos begins wearing crimson clothing which Carter thinks is to play up his connection to Set and to remind the other magicians that he has the god of evil, strength and Chaos on speed dial. As a result, Carter doubts that Amos will have any more trouble enforcing his rule.
Apophis is the serpent of Chaos who fought Ra in ancient times and the primary antagonist of The Kane Chronicles. When Ra eventually retired to the heavens, he sacrificed his third aspect Khepri to seal Apophis away in a prison deep within the Duat and sent his loyal cat goddess Bast to fight Apophis for eternity inside of the prison. Before the series begins, Ruby Kane, who has prophetic abilities, foresees Apophis' eventual escape and sacrifices herself to rescue Bast from their prison as a first step to restoring the gods and preventing Apophis' rise.
In The Red Pyramid, Apophis acts from behind the scenes after Julius Kane begins the process of releasing the other gods. By possessing Set's demon minion Face of Horror with a fragment of his soul from within his weakened prison, Apophis pushes Set to create a storm that will destroy all of North America which will create enough Chaos energy to allow Apophis to break free. Both the gods and the magicians remain unaware of Apophis' role in the events, believing that Set is only acting on his own, something that Set himself is also unaware of. During the final battle, as Sadie Kane performs a banishing spell for Set, the advice of her mother causes her to look into the sky and see Apophis within the rift opened by the spell and she finally understands the truth. Breaking the spell, Sadie uses the Feather of Truth to reveal Apophis to both her brother Carter and Set. Enraged, Apophis has Face of Horror attack Sadie, but Carter kills him with his sword. As the demon dies, Apophis taunts them at what he had managed to accomplish through only a fragment of himself before the fragment rejoins Apophis in the closing rift. Recognizing that Apophis is returning and is the greater threat, the Kanes make a deal with Set rather than banishing him.
In The Throne of Fire, the Kanes and their allies work to combat Apophis' inevitable escape by locating and restoring Ra to power. At the same time, Apophis has magician assassin Vladimir Menshikov, one of his allies, hunt the Kanes and sends various monsters after them. Despite the best efforts of Apophis' forces, the Kanes manage to awaken Ra, but he is in a weakened and senile state. In a final confrontation in the cavern holding Apophis' prison, the Kanes learn that the price of retrieving Khepri - Ra's final aspect - is the release of Apophis from his prison. Sadie nevertheless completes the spell, taking the final beetle of Khepri's form and releasing Apophis who possesses Menshikov in order to fight the Kanes directly, proving to be more than a match for them. However, House of Life Chief Lector Michel Desjardins arrives to help after finally believing that the Kanes are telling the truth. Desjardins performs an execration spell on Apophis, a spell that uses a small representation of a target to completely erase the spell's target. However, as a god, Apophis can't be killed by the spell which only destroys Menshikov and banishes the serpent a little deeper into the Duat, buying the Kanes time to escape with Ra. Desjardins dies after using up all of his life force to banish Apophis.
In The Serpent's Shadow, Apophis' is in an all-out war with the House of Life and has secretly allied himself with the rebel magicians who are fighting against Amos Kane's leadership of the House of Life, putting the Kanes and their allies into a two-front war that they are slowly losing. The Kanes learn that Apophis intends to rise on the fall equinox while having the rebels attack the First Nome at the same time. With Ra still in a senile state, the Kanes desperately search for a way to defeat Apophis and learn that he has been destroying copies of the Book of Overcoming Apophis written by Setne and attempt to secure the last copy resulting in a battle that destroys the Fifty-First Nome and kills many of their remaining allies. Sadie manages to banish Apophis from the battle by invoking Ma'at, but the effort involved nearly kills her. However, the magicians manage to recover a shadow box containing King Tut's sheut or shadow which is a part of his soul. Carter comes upon the idea of using Apophis' own shadow in a stronger execration spell which Anubis reveals is possible, but is highly secret and forbidden magic as such a spell could destroy even a god forever. With the help of Setne, Carter and Zia Rashid seek out Apophis' shadow which has been absorbing the souls of many people, including their mother, to help boost the serpent's power. The two manage to capture the shadow and escape with the unexpected help of elderly gods from the Duat.
Upon emerging in the mortal world, it's discovered that Apophis has begun his attack which is only held off only by Bast. While the Kanes rush to help their friends, Ra, reborn after taking Zia as a host, Sobek and Bes join the fight to hold him off. After defeating the rebel magicians, Carter calls upon the gods to join the battle, but even together they prove to be no match for Apophis who kills Nekhbet and swallows Ra, darkening the sun. With all hope seemingly lost, Carter and Sadie, with the help of Horus and Isis, cast the shadow execration upon Apophis while Bast and Bes hold Apophis off in order to buy them the time that they need. As he casts the spell, Carter comes to the understanding that Apophis' shadow is more than just a "backup copy" of a person's soul, it stands for their legacy, their impact on the world. With no shadow, a person's existence becomes meaningless and they can't be alive. As a result, even if Apophis manages to survive the spell, it will cut his connection to the mortal world and he will never be able to rise again. Apophis defeats Bes and Bast, but is too late to stop the Kanes from finishing the spell, destroying his shadow. All of the souls that the shadow had consumed are released and it shatters his legacy upon the world, causing all of the wars, murders, turmoil and anarchy Apophis has caused since ancient times to lose their power and finally stop casting their shadow across the world's future. As he dies, Apophis warns the Kanes that they haven't just killed him, but they have exiled the gods as well because Ma'at and Chaos are linked and to push one away is to push the other away. As Apophis tells the Kanes that Ra will die within him, Ra suddenly explodes out of Apophis, blowing Apophis' head apart. Apophis is destroyed and crumbles into sand and steaming goo.
Setne is an evil magician and the son of Ramses the Great. His real name is Prince Khaemwaset, but he hates it. He is a secondary antagonist in The Serpent's Shadow and the primary antagonist of the Demigods & Magicians crossover series. He is mentioned to have performed a number of evil deeds for which he has always managed to get away with. These are stated to include causing the French Revolution and triggering World War I. He is also known to have traveled and explored extensively and to have stolen a number of spell books that he should never have gotten his hands on and to have created a number of his own spells. His ultimate ambition is to become a god himself and his power is only constrained by the fact that he is long dead and is currently a ghost.
In The Serpent's Shadow, the Kanes and their allies seek out the last copy of the Book of Overcoming Apophis written by Setne, having come to the conclusion that it holds the secret to defeating the evil god since he has specifically targeted all of the existing copies. Setne himself appears to Sadie Kane, warning her that she will need his help and to save a shadow box. The book is destroyed, but the shadow box presents a clue that causes the Kanes to realize that Setne may have developed a way to kill an immortal being using their shadows or sheuts. With Setne facing oblivion in the Underworld, the Kanes convince their father Julius and Osiris to lend Setne to them and he leads Carter and Zia to the Book of Thoth and then into the Land of Demons to get Apophis' shadow. After several foiled betrayals, Setne manages to subdue Carter and Zia and reveals that he intends to force Apophis to obey his commands, having needed their help only to get the shadow. The timely arrival of Sadie foils Setne's plan, but he somehow manages to escape with the Book of Thoth and the dangerous magic within. The magic that Setne taught the Kanes enables them to destroy Apophis forever and restore Bes, but they are left concerned by the implications of his escape. Julius states that Setne was bound to get away again and that the best they could've hoped for was that he would help them long enough to get the shadow and the spell.
In Demigods & Magicians, Setne begins using hybrid Greek-Egyptian magic from the Book of Thoth, repeatedly drawing the attention of the Kanes, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase to stop him. In The Crown of Ptolemy, Setne enacts his ultimate plan by stealing the crown of Egypt and the power of the goddesses Wadjet and Nekhbet in order to finally become a god himself. Unable to defeat Setne with their individual powers, the Kanes, Percy and Annabeth share their powers with each other so that the demigods are using magician abilities and the magicians are using demigod abilities which proves to be highly effective against Setne, allowing them to retrieve the Book of Thoth. In a final effort, the Kanes and Annabeth perform a spell from the Book of Thoth to imprison Setne while Percy becomes the host of Nekhbet in order to fight Setne directly. Ultimately, after falling into the ocean, Percy's natural power from Poseidon combined with his borrowed power from Nekhbet allows him to overpower Setne and strip him of all of his stolen power. However, Percy chooses not to destroy Setne as he is not the kind of person to do that despite Nekhbet pushing him to do it. The completed spell then traps Setne forever inside of a snow globe and it's mentioned that his prison is going to become a paperweight on Carter's desk.
In the Brooklyn House Magician's Manual, Setne is shown plotting to escape after his prison is accidentally cracked by one of Sadie's spells after which he intends to take the Book of Thoth, travel into the Duat and finally become a god. However, his eventual escape is actually anticipated by the Kanes and engineered so that it doesn't happen when no one's watching which would be bad for everyone. Although Setne causes some minor chaos, he is tracked by Walt and Anubis who, due to Anubis' powers over death, are able to track the ghost even while he's invisible. Setne is ultimately trapped in a mastaba by Walt and Anubis and bound by multiple containment spells, including a double helping of the Seven Ribbons of Hathor cast by Zia and Shelby. This is expected to fully contain him until Osiris calls for Setne to face his final judgment in the Underworld.
Babi — Egyptian baboon god who takes Mr. Faust as host, helping Nekhbet test Sadie Kane. He later participates in the final battle with Apophis.
Bast – The cat goddess and Ra's guardian. In ancient times, she was sent by Ra to fight Apophis after the latter ascended to the heavens, which she continues to do until Julius and Ruby Kane release her. She then takes as host a cat named "Muffin" and makes a pact to guard Sadie. Bast then becomes Carter and Sadie's guardian after the two become magicians, and becomes quite close to them. In The Red Pyramid, she sacrifices herself fighting Sobek to protect the injured Sadie, but is brought back from Duat by the gods as reward for the Kanes after they defeat Set. Alongside Bes, she continues to act as their friend, mentor and protector. In The Tower of Nero, she is mentioned to have been meeting with Chiron and Mimir about an unidentified threat to all of the pantheons.
Bes — God of dwarfs and protector of the innocent. He has romantic feelings for Bast, and answers her request that he watch over Carter and Sadie. He befriends the two and sacrifices his ren to give them enough time to reach Apophis's prison. The two later manage to restore him, and he goes on to pursue a relationship with the goddess Tawaret.
Geb — God of the earth. Father of Osiris, Isis, Horus, Set, and Nephthys; husband of Nut. His physical manifestation is the entire earth.
Hapi — God of the Nile river. In The Serpent's Shadow, he is summoned by Carter using a spell from Setne, and asked to defeat a monster sent by Apophis. Hapi also helps Carter and Zia cross the Nile to reach the temple of the Apis Bull. Hapi is described as huge, blue-skinned, and well-fed.
Heket — An ancient goddess of frogs who lost her power when her temples were destroyed and people stopped worshiping her. She is currently living in Sunny Acres Assisted-Living Community, a place for senile gods and goddesses.
Horus — God of war; Leader of the gods until Ra's return, and again after Apophis is destroyed. Part of his spirit resides in Carter Kane. His symbol is the Eye of Horus. He is one of the five gods born during the Demon Days, the son of Geb and Nut. He is also frequently described as the son of Osiris and Isis.
Isis — Goddess of magic; briefly incarnated by Sadie Kane; her symbol is the Tyet. She is one of the five children of Geb and Nut, and the mother of Horus. She is responsible for Ra's ascendance from the mortal world. When she wanted her husband Osiris to claim Ra's throne, she created a serpent to poison Ra. When he revealed to her his secret name, she cured him but also forced him to abdicate the throne.
Khonsu — Moon god. He was a trickster who liked to play senet, a board game, with deadly bet in return for a lengthened time; Nut once played a game with him so she could gain enough time to give birth to her five children. In The Throne of Fire, the Kanes and Bes played senet with him so they could gain more time for the gates of Duat to open; when they lose a round, Bes sacrificed his ren, which caused him to lose his memories until the Kanes managed to find his sheut in The Serpent's Shadow.
Mekhit and Onuris — Two war gods who were forgotten by humans and thus had to live in Sunny Acres. Onuris disappeared due to his senility, which made Mekhit mournful. He is found again in The Serpent's Shadow, and later fights alongside his wife with the retired gods who helped the Kanes.
Neith – Goddess of the Hunt. She loves weaving. She makes a brief appearance in The Serpent's Shadow when Sadie and Walt trick her into helping them. She later fights alongside them against Apophis.
Nekhbet — Egyptian vulture goddess who takes Mrs. Faust and Percy Jackson as hosts. She is a follower of Ra, but refuses to follow the weak. As a result, she "tests" Sadie Kane's strength by attempting to kill her, her family, and her friends. It is revealed in The Crown of Ptolemy that Nekhbet possesses the crown of Upper Egypt, which Setne steals, although she manages to avoid Wadjet's fate of having her essence absorbed thanks to the heroes. She proceeds to assist them in order to recover her crown, taking Percy Jackson as a host and lending him her powers.
Nephthys — Goddess of rivers; wife of Set, mother of Anubis, and one of the five children of Geb and Nut. She was once incarnated by Zia.
Nut — Egyptian sky goddess; mother of Osiris, Isis, Horus, Set, and Nephthys. Wife of Geb. Due to a prophecy that one of her children would unseat him, Ra forbade Nut to give birth on any day of the year. She gambled with the god Khonsu to earn five extra days worth of moonlight to have her children and was punished by Ra. He forbade her to ever see her husband again, and tasked her father Shu with keeping them apart. Her physical manifestation is the sky itself.
Osiris — Egyptian god of the dead; incarnated in The Red Pyramid by Julius Kane. He is one of Geb and Nut's five children. His symbol is the 'Spine of Osiris', or the djed. He is frequently described as having blue skin, representing the fact that he is "dead". He was once king of the gods until his brother Set imprisoned and later killed him. His wife Isis and sister Nepthys searched for his body to revive him with magic, but were only able to make him pharaoh of the Duat.
Ptah — God of craftsmen and creation, summoned by Sadie and Walt help get a piece of the Book of Ra.
Ra — Sun god. Retired to the heavens, but revived in The Throne of Fire; later merges with Zia and recovers his lost mental integrity. Consumed by Apophis and later revived by Sadie and Carter. He was the first and greatest king of the gods, and undertook nightly journeys through the Duat to battle the forces of chaos. After the destruction of Apophis, he retires to the heavens once again and takes the other gods with him aside from Anubis.
Khnum — Ra's evening aspect who created man out of clay using a potter's wheel. In The Throne of Fire, the Kanes meet him near the entrance of the Duat and have one chance to guess his name, which he had forgotten after so long. Sadie eventually gave him his ren, and he allows them to pass on to revive his other aspects.
Khepri — Ra's morning aspect that had the form of a golden beetle. The Kanes found it near the exit of Duat and had to battle Valdimir Menshikov, possessed by Apophis, to give it to Ra and thereby restore his final aspect. Ra later gives Khepri to Zia Rashid who is able to channel his powers. Khepri also protects Zia and Carter Kane from the power of Chaos in the Land of Demons.
Sekhmet — Goddess of lions. She can be summoned by a Chief Lector once in his/her lifetime, and attacks Carter, Sadie, Zia, and Amos at the command of Michel Desjardins. She is the lieutenant of Ra and a master of destruction.
Hathor — Goddess of cows, and the alter-ego of Sekhmet. She is summoned whenever Sekhmet is tired, and represents the goddess's peaceful side.
Serqet — Goddess of scorpions. In The Red Pyramid, she attacked Carter, Sadie, and Bast after the three had escaped from Brooklyn House, forcing Bast to retreat while the Kanes were saved by Zia. She reappears in The Serpent's Shadow where she helps to battle Apophis.
Shezmu — God of execution. In The Red Pyramid, he prevented the Kanes from entering Duat unless they told him his secret name, although he ended up revealing it to Sadie while the three compromised.
Shu — God of the Air; The father of Nut and Geb, who separates Nut from Geb to form the present-day division of Sky from Earth. Later appears to criticize Anubis' infatuation with Sadie although he helps at the same time by teleporting a young Russian magician to Brooklyn after being summoned by the young man. After Anubis becomes hosted by Walt Stone, he tells Sadie that Shu will no longer intervene, but will likely keep an eye on them notheless.
Sobek — God of crocodiles; appears as a minor antagonist in The Red Pyramid serving Set. Bast is forced to sacrifice herself in order to defeat him. Sobek returns in The Serpent's Shadow guarding Ra on his nightly journey. It's stated that Sobek had apparently only agreed to join their side because Horus and Isis had threatened him with extreme bodily harm otherwise. He joins Ra and Bast in holding Apophis off. In The Son of Sobek, Carter and Percy Jackson face off against the petsuchos, Sobek's sacred animal which is also known as the Son of Sobek. Sobek is mentioned a few times in relation to the monster and Carter's previous encounters with the god.
Taweret — Egyptian goddess of hippos and childbirth, assists the protagonists. As a protector of the innocent (specifically children), like the god Bes, she is very familiar with him and has romantic feelings for him. At first these are unreciprocated as he is in love with Bast, but he comes to appreciate and care for her after she takes care of him when he has lost his ren. Tawaret is the sole nurse in the Sunny Acres retirement community for old gods, located in the Duat.
Thoth — God of knowledge and founder of the House of Life. "Thoth" was actually his Greek name; the Egyptians called him Djehuti. He is the only god who is accepted by the House of Life and is allowed to inhabit the mortal world; he is found in Memphis, Tennessee in various locations. Carter and Sadie seek him out for advice on two separate occasions.
Wadjet – A cobra goddess who makes a brief appearance in The Crown of Ptolemy where Setne summons her, steals her crown of Lower Egypt, and then steals her essence, killing her. She is freed after the Kanes, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase defeat Setne.
Brooklyn House trainees
Jasmine 'Jaz' Anderson — One of the novitiate magicians in Brooklyn House. She is a blonde, sixteen-year-old cheerleader from Nashville, Tennessee. Her specialty is healing magic and studies the goddess Sekhmet as all Egyptian healers do. She is put into a coma after banishing some sickness demons in The Throne of Fire, from which she is awakened by Ra. She shares with Sadie how to cure Carter using his ren when he is bitten by a tjesu heru. She later appears in The Serpent's Shadow and her healing potions appear in the crossover stories The Son of Sobek and The Staff of Serapis.
Alyssa – A trainee of the twenty-first Nome with a particular skill for pottery and shabti-making. She studies the power of Geb.
Cleo – One of the young magicians at Brooklyn House. She is from Rio de Janeiro. Cleo studies the god Thoth and will likely be Brooklyn House's next librarian. Though she is an excellent researcher, she does not have much of a stomach for violence.
Felix – A 10-year-old trainee at Brooklyn House. He has a strange obsession with penguins and seems to be able to channel ice magic, although it is unknown which Egyptian god this corresponds to.
Julian — A seventh-grade trainee. Like Carter, he incarnates the power of Horus.
Sean – An Irish trainee at Brooklyn House.
Shelby – A young trainee at Brooklyn House, the ringleader of the group of toddler trainees known as the "anklebiters". Her magic is mostly impulsive.
Tucker - A 10-year-old trainee at Brooklyn House.
Leonid – A young Russian magician who first encountered the Kanes when they visited Saint Petersburg. He defects to the "side" of the gods and, with the help of the god Shu, brings Sadie and Carter information during The Serpent's Shadow.
Julius Kane — Carter and Sadie's father, and a doctor of Egyptology. After a failed attempt to release the Egyptian goddess Bast back into the world results in the death of his wife, he works to find a way to release them again and become host to Osiris. He ultimately succeeds, dies of his own free will, and goes to "live" as the god's physical manifestation in the Underworld, overseeing the Hall of Judgment.
Ruby Kane — Carter and Sadie's late mother, who appears occasionally as a ba to advise her children. She was a magician and diviner who foresaw Apophis's rise and ultimate victory if the other gods were not there to stop him. As a result, she and her husband attempted to release Bast from her eternal battle with Apophis so the goddess could heal before his inevitable rise. She gave her life to close the portal they opened using Cleopatra's Needle, because Apophis was fighting to get out. Ruby also communed with Isis at some point in her career as a magician, and attempted to convince then-Chief Lector Iskandar to remand his policy of fighting the gods.
Vladimir Menshikov — The antagonist of The Throne of Fire. Menshikov's intense hatred of the gods and desire for power leads to his possession by Apophis. He manipulates Michel Desjardins into permitting him to hunt the Kane family. When Desjardins finally discovers his involvement, he uses up all his energy in an execration of the chaos demon and, by extension, Menshikov, who is then killed. Menshikov is described by Sadie and Carter Kane as an "evil ice cream man" because of his tendency to wear white suits and glasses because of his heavily scarred face.
Sarah Jacobi – The leader of a group of rebel magicians, a former House scribe imprisoned for causing the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. In The Serpent's Shadow, she manages to amass an alliance of rebels in league with Apophis, but is vanquished by Anubis/Walt Stone, who summon spirits to pull her into the Underworld.
Kwai – Sarah Jacobi's assistant, the House of Life's persistent opponent throughout the later books and also a brief host of Apophis. After being defeated by Walt Stone/Anubis, he uses the last of his life force in an effort to bring down the Hall of Ages upon the combatants, killing Kwai in the process. However, Sadie Kane succeeds in foiling his plan.
Ammit the Devourer — A part-hippo, part-crocodile, part-lion demon who devoured souls that were judged unworthy in the Halls of Judgment. The Kane Chronicles present a different picture of Ammit than is typical, by portraying the demon as both no larger than a toy poodle and as a male.
Bau - Evil Egyptian plague spirits.
The Seven Arrows of Sekhmet - Seven powerful plague spirits created by the goddess Sekhmet. They are set up in the Brooklyn Museum by the forces of Apophis as a trap for the Kanes and their allies and are released when Sadie grabs the first part of the Book of Ra, activating every reservoir of magic in the museum. One is destroyed by Freak the griffin who eats the bau with no ill effects, but another infects Walt Stone. Healer Jasmine "Jaz" Anderson manages to cure Walt, but at a great cost to herself. With the remaining bau infecting the innocent mortals present in the museum, Jaz manages to channel the power of Sekhmet to banish the six surviving bau back to the Duat, curing their victims while the magicians escape on Freak. However, the amount of energy that Jaz had expended in the process sends her into a coma that she doesn't recover from until the return of Ra to the world revitalizes her.
Carriers — Copper-skinned men who capture targets, put them into a black box known as a sedan and take them to their masters. In The Red Pyramid, four carriers chase after the Kanes and Bast as they attempt to escape to a location where they can open a portal in order to escape. Bast sets the cats of New York City onto the carriers, but it only distracts them briefly with the carriers continuing their chase at superhuman speed. As Sadie struggles to open a portal, Bast battles the carriers in her combat avatar, but they reform each time that she destroys one of them. Finally, Carter joins in and he is ordered by Bast to slice them up into smaller pieces. After Bast destroys each one, Carter slices them up into tinnier pieces with his khopesh, finally destroying them once the carriers have been turned into tiny pieces of clay. However, the victory doesn't last long as the goddess Serqet arrives shortly thereafter to continue the fight with her army of scorpions.
Criosphinx — A type of sphinx encountered by the Kanes while they were in Luxor, Egypt. Dozens of them were summoned by House of Life magicians to kill the Kanes, but Carter managed to destroy one while Sadie opens a portal to Paris and escape. Carter suffers at least one broken rib and loses his sword, but he also manages to escape through the portal, inadvertently pulling two of the criosphinxes along with him. However, Bast appears to help and quickly destroys both of the creatures.
Egyptian Demons — The minions of Chaos who serve a variety of masters, in particular Apophis and Set. Their homeland is the Land of Demons which is located deep within the Duat.
Bloodstained Blade — A demon who is bound to serve the Kane family, which he deeply resents and who acts the captain of the Egyptian Queen. In The Red Pyramid, Bloodstained Blade takes the Kanes into the Duat to meet with Anubis. He is disappointed when the Kanes refuse to release him from their service. In The Serpent's Shadow, Carter summons the Egyptian Queen to carry himself, Zia Rashid and Setne on their quest to get the Book of Thoth and Apophis' shadow. However, Carter makes the mistake of giving Setne permission to give orders to Bloodstained Blade and he orders the demon to take them to the Land of Demons and to kill Carter, an order that he happily complies with. After a battle, Bloodstained Blade is incinerated by Zia while Setne claims that he knew that Carter could take the demon and that giving him the order to kill Carter is the only way that Bloodstained Blade would have taken them to the Land of Demons.
Death-to-Corks - A corkscrew-headed demon that had served Vladimir Menshikov for over fifty years. In The Throne of Fire, Carter and Sadie witness Menshikov dispassionately destroy Death-to-Corks with an execration, a powerful spell that uses a smaller representation of a target - in this case an ordinary corkscrew - to utterly erase a being from existence. Menshikov then uses the power generated by Death-to-Corks' destruction to summon Set.
Face of Horror — Set's demon lieutenant in The Red Pyramid who pushes him to create a cataclysmic storm that will destroy North America, ostensibly to increase Set's own power. During the final battle, its revealed that Face of Horror actually serves Apophis who is possessing the demon with a fragment of his soul. Enraged over the defeat of his plan, the Apophis-possessed demon attacks Sadie Kane, but Carter is able to kill him by throwing his khopesh into Face of Horror's side. Before the demon dies, Apophis taunts the Kanes about how much he accomplished just through his possessed minion. In The Serpent's Shadow, Face of Horror has been resurrected by Apophis and granted wings. He leads the attack on Thoth's home and, once again possessed by Apophis, taunts Carter. However, Face of Horror is quickly killed for a second time by Thoth.
Egyptian Griffin - The sacred animals of Horus. Unlike the Greek Gryphons, the Egyptian Griffins have reddish-gold fur, are twice the size of lions, and have hard tails that are strong enough to break stones.
Freak – Carter's pet griffin named Freak because that's what his squawk sounds like and, according to Carter, it matches his personality. Freak greatly enjoys eating turkeys, both frozen and cooked. In The Throne of Fire, he is a statue in the Brooklyn Museum and he is inadvertently brought to life when Sadie activates one of Apophis' traps. Due to his connection to Horus, Carter discovers that he can command the griffin as the creature is one of the god's sacred animals. Carter manages to use this to tame Freak and the magicians escape on his back. Freak subsequently chooses to remain at Brooklyn House as Carter's pet rather than taking off on his own and he is often used by Carter and the magicians as their primary method of transportation via a boat tied to Freak's back, particularly in The Serpent's Shadow when portals are unreliable. Young magician Felix loves yelling "ho, ho, ho" as he rides Freak, leaving it unknown what mortals think as they can't actually see the griffin while Carter is very fond of Freak, building him his own roost on the mansion's roof and often visiting Freak. Freak occasionally aids in battles and in one case, clean up by attaching dusting cloths to his wings and flying around with them. When Carter takes Zia on their first date to the Mall of America, he picks her up in Freak and parks the griffin on the mall's roof with a pile of frozen turkeys.
Khufu — Amos's pet baboon. Like many baboons in the series, he loves basketball and speaks only in monosyllabic grunts. Khufu's other quirk is that he only eats things that end in the letter 'O', such as Cheerios, Jell-O, and flamingo meat. After Carter moves into Brooklyn House, Khufu becomes his roommate and trains him in basketball, Khufu's favorite game which Carter is terrible at. Khufu occasionally accompanies the Kanes on their missions and has taken a liking to their trainee and librarian Cleo due to her name ending in an O.
Leroy – The Set animal that attacks the Kanes at the Washington Monument and Reagan National Airport. Carter nicknames him Leroy and it is mistaken by mortals for a rabid moose. Unable to kill Leroy, Carter manages to banish him into his locker in the Duat, something that Bast notes is a tremendous feat of magic, particularly for an inexperienced magician like Carter.
Mummy – Undead bodies that are wrapped in bandages. They can be summoned through Egyptian necromancy. In The Throne of Fire, Sadie and Walt face an army of mummies in the catacombs beneath Bahariya whose souls are trapped as they're Romans and the proper rites weren't done to send them either to the Duat or the Roman Underworld. However, Ptah arrives to help, sending an army of rats to devour the mummies. Ptah later states that destroying their bodies released the mummies trapped souls into their proper Underworld at last.
Petsuchos - A crocodile monster that is also known as the Son of Sobek. During ancient times, it was worshipped as the sacred animal of Sobek in his temple. In The Son of Sobek, the petsuchos rampages throughout Long Island for over two weeks, eating two pegasi belonging to Camp Half-Blood. The creature draws the attention of both Percy Jackson and Carter Kane who are unable to destroy the petsuchos as it is truly immortal. Eventually, while Percy distracts the petsuchos with a miniature hurricane, Carter manages to unlock the clasp on the necklace that the petsuchos is wearing, transforming it back into the form of a three foot long baby crocodile, the form that the petsuchos had before someone had put the necklace on the crocodile. Carter and Percy theorize that the crocodile might've originally been someone's pet before being abandoned although they are unsure of how it got the necklace. Carter decides to adopt the baby crocodile, now completely harmless, as another Brooklyn House pet and a companion for Philip of Macedonia. In The Staff of Serapis, Sadie Kane realizes that Setne had released the petsuchos in order to test the reaction time of both the Greek demigods and Egyptian magicians and what would happen if they were brought together.
Serpopard – A creature of chaos that has the head and neck of a snake and the body of an African leopard. They have the ability to spit poison and are tremendously strong. Two attack Brooklyn House in The Red Pyramid, but are quickly killed by Bast after Sadie Kane calls upon her for help.
Shabti - Clay figurines used for multiple functions, including acting as servants for their masters in the afterlife. Other shabti serve as decoys, companions, soldiers, and even librarians or informants. Most shabti are made incomplete in some way; if their bodies are perfect, they will come to life and possibly kill their master out of vengeance. Magicians use shabti in various spells, including execrations and healing spells. Walt Stone is particularly skilled in making them and Sadie Kane has also become somewhat adept at it as well. Sadie has used her shabti as a means of communication and is noted to have created one that behaved like a Dalek from Doctor Who. Chief Lector Iskandar is also skilled at this, able to create shabti doubles of real people that have their memories and powers and are indistinguishable from their living counterparts.
Doughboy - Julius Kane's shabti whose legs he cut off so that he couldn't become real and kill him. Doughboy is used as a source of information by Julius and is gleeful at the fact that he's been captured by Set. Carter later uses him to find the Book of Overcoming Set in Paris. Needing a ride to the Red Pyramid, Carter smashes Doughboy into a coat as part of a spell to animate the coat to drive a semi-truck for them. His further fate is unknown.
Jerrod and Wayne - Two shabti magicians created by Thoth to act as a test for the Kanes when they visit Graceland. After Sadie manages to defeat them, Jerrod and Wayne shatter and their memories are sent to Thoth.
Philip of Macedonia — Amos's albino crocodile pet, later identified as a wax shabti. He lives in the swimming pool at Brooklyn House, although his ability to be transported into a clay figurine means that he occasionally is transported elsewhere. In The Red Pyramid, Amos sends Philip to rescue his niece and nephew from Sobek's crocodiles. He then returns to Brooklyn House with Khufu. In The Throne of Fire, Philip enjoys food that the Brooklyn House trainees toss him at breakfast and fights against the invading forces. In The Serpent's Shadow, Walt takes Philip with him when Brooklyn House is abandoned in favor of defending the First Nome. Philip gives Sadie and Walt a ride on his back down the Nile River and is later one of the shabti released by Walt to protect the fallen magicians.
Zia Rashid - A shabti of Zia Rashid created by Iskandar in order to protect her after Zia inadvertently becomes the host of the goddess Nepthys. For most of The Red Pyramid, the shabti version of Zia is the one that appears instead of the real Zia. The shabti is badly injured fighting Set and uses the last of her life force to shield Amos Kane from the destruction of the Red Pyramid. The shabti crumbles shortly thereafter, asking Carter to find the real Zia and sending her memories to Zia. After Carter finds the real Zia, she is shown to possess her shabti's memories, but at first they are more like a movie she'd watched with an actress playing her and doing things that Zia would never have done.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Magnus Chase is the main protagonist of the series and is the cousin of Annabeth Chase of the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. A 16-year-old Bostonian teenager, Magnus lost his mother Natalie to a mysterious wolf attack two years prior to the events of The Sword of Summer and is forced to live in the streets with his homeless friends, Blitz and Hearth. On his 16th birthday, his uncle, Randolph informs him of his divine parentage as a son of a Norse god and his inheritance of Sumarbrander, the sword that once belonged to his father Frey. After being killed by Surt, a fire giant, Magnus is then carried to Hotel Valhalla by Samirah Al-Abbas, a Valkyrie. He then finds out that his father is Frey, the god of peace, wealth and prosperity, who belongs to the Vanir tribe of Norse deities.
Magnus is described as having blond hair that reaches his chin and haunting gray eyes that resemble his cousin, Annabeth's. He is said to look like Kurt Cobain and has asthma. His scrawny look is replaced by a more muscular persona after his death and acceptance to Valhalla. He is quite street smart due to the two years he spent as a homeless child and as a result, is not quick to trust people. Nevertheless, he considers Blitz and Hearth as the only friends he is completely loyal to, and after a while, also begins to ease up and trust Sam. He is also known to have a budding relationship with another child of Loki named Alex Fierro. He is not fiery nor quick to anger.
As a son of the god of fertility, Magnus does not excel in offensive power. Instead, he usually thinks strategically to safely escape from danger. When he does have to attack, he mainly uses the Sword of Summer, Jack, who attacks autonomously. Magnus' demigod abilities concern healing and warmth: through concentration, Magnus is able to heal even the mortally injured,(though doing so often causes him to read the subject's memories) and once made a mortal (Sam's fiancé) see through Ginnungagap and into the Norse world.
Blitzen (Blitz) is a 30-year-old dwarf or, more specifically, a svartalf from Nidavellir. He has dark skin and hair, and has a beard. He is the son of a Vanir, Freya, making him Magnus' cousin, and a dwarf, Bilì, who was eaten by Fenris Wolf while checking Fenris's prison rope. He is sent alongside Hearth by Mimir to watch and protect Magnus. Though he keeps it up for two years, the task fails when Magnus is killed, but Blitz continues to look for him until they are reunited in Valhalla. As a dwarf, Blitz is sensitive to sunlight and will slowly turn to stone if exposed too much, which is why he always wears a copious article of clothing whenever there is sunlight, except in Folkvanger, in which sunlight is replaced by an aura radiated by Freya instead. Instead of forging, Blitz excels in clothing design, making him a laughing stock among his fellow dwarfs, but after he wins a match against Eitri Junior, he becomes respected and eventually opens up a clothing shop. In battle, Blitz uses his creations to assist himself, including chain-mail gloves and vest. Blitz has had a strong relationship with Hearth ever since the former saved the latter's life, and the two are very protective of each other.
Hearthstone (Hearth) is a light elf from Alfheim. He is skinny with pale skin and with short spiky blond hair, which, when combined with his black leather jacket, jeans, and a candy cane scarf, "makes him look like a character from a Japanese anime". Hearth is deaf and can only communicate with ASL (Alf Sign Language), though he is able to read lips. Since his "home" world is always bright, he is sensitive to darkness. Like Blitz, Hearth makes a deal with Mimir to drink water from Mimir's Well by one of the roots of Yggdrasil to gain knowledge about runes and in return has to work with him for several years. He becomes a companion and protector of Magnus from then on. Hearth is the first elf in a long time to focus on magic from runes, which he has studied extensively. He can cast various runes, though doing such consumes his energy. Eventually, he progresses to the rank of a full sorcerer.
Hearth has a traumatic past, as he is effectively unwanted by his parents, who shun him for being deaf and not as great as his brother, Andiron, who died young; he is forced to face his past in the second book, when he has to collect the Skofnung Stone from his father, Alderman, who wants him to finish the blood tax imposed on him as repentance for Andiron's death. He is also reminded that sooner or later, he will have to take the othala rune from Andiron's place of death, which he planted as a reminder of his past, to complete his magic arts. In the third book, Hearth decides to take othala, using it to summon Andiron's spirit to distract his father long enough for Magnus to pierce his heart. His relationship with his friends helps him, though, and he even once calls Magnus "brother". At the end of the first book, Hearth is freed from servitude and begins learning runes at Asgard from Odin.
Samirah (Sam) al-Abbas Bint Loki is a Valkyrie and a daughter of Loki who selects Magnus as an einherji under Odin's order. She is an Arab American who normally wears her Valkyrie armor and a green hijab, which doubles as a swan cloak (camouflage cloak). She leads a double life as both a Valkyrie and a normal high schooler. She does not worship the Norse gods as she is Muslim and believes in God. Her family is from Baghdad, Iraq, but has been raised by her grandparents in Dorchester since the death of her mother. Sam's family already had a long history with the Vikings, even before her mother met Loki; Ahmad ibn Fadlan, an envoy of the Abbasid Caliph to the Kievan Rus', is one of Sam's ancestors, and the Varangians have since intermarried with Sam's family. Her specific parentage is a shame to her mother's family as an out-of-wedlock child; the Norse also distrust her for being Loki's daughter. Sam is betrothed to her childhood crush, Amir Fadlan.
In The Sword of Summer, Sam is expelled from Valhalla when her video of Magnus' heroic death is edited by Gunilla, but later joins Magnus, Blitz, and Hearth in stopping Fenris Wolf from breaking free. She is eventually reinstated as Valkyrie and gets another job as Odin's personal aide. In The Hammer of Thor, Sam is unwillingly betrothed by Loki to Thrym in exchange for Mjolnir; in reality, Loki wants the Skofnung Sword, with which he can finally free himself. Sam is then given a task by Odin to head towards Scandinavia and personally imprison Loki back before he is able to invade Midgard and eventually Asgard. In The Ship of the Dead, Sam participates in the quest to stop the Naglfar from sailing in Niflheim and has sufficiently trained with Alex enough that she is immune to Loki's influence. The quest is challenging for her not only because of its danger, but also because she is fasting for Ramadan.
As a fighter, Sam wields a Valkyrie axe or dagger. She has also inherited her father's ability to shapeshift into animals such as a horsefly or lion; however, shapeshifting makes her uncomfortable, as it causes her to become more like her father. Sam wants to become an aircraft pilot and enjoys being a Valkyrie because it affords her a chance to fly (albeit through levitation, not piloting).
The Sword of Summer (Jack) was Frey's weapon, currently wielded by Magnus Chase. After Magnus finds out that the sword is sentient, Sumarbrander decides to name itself Jack, and be referred to as a male. In battle Magnus can let the sword attack his enemies on its own or use his own strength and control the sword himself. Either way, it is Magnus who loses energy ultimately, though this loss is delayed until he next grips or sheathes Jack.
He bears a grudge against Frey, who 'abandoned' him, by giving him to Skirnir as a price for the latter bringing the former a Giantess with whom he fell in love; he summarises this by once admonishing Frey, saying 'blades before babes'.
He reached Boston with one of Skirnir's descendants during the Viking expansion, where he was lost for centuries till he was recovered by Magnus.
Introduced in Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor, Alex Fierro is a child of Loki (mother) and Mr. Fierro (father). She/he is gender-fluid, similar to Loki, who was known to change genders in myths. She/he prefers pronouns coinciding with her/his gender at the moment rather than 'they'. When in Valhalla, she/he is referred to as an argr, the Old Norse word for 'unmanly,' due to being assigned male but identifying as a woman most of the time. Unlike her/his half-sister, Sam, Alex was born via Loki's female form, thus making the god her/his mother rather than her/his father. Like Sam, she/he resents her/his mother; however, Alex seems to be able to resist Loki much easier than Sam. She/he, like Magnus, is homeless, in her/his case due to her/his father disagreeing with her/his gender-fluidity. Nevertheless, she/he treasures her/his Fierro heritage, an ancient family who had lived near Mexico City as potters since before the time of the Aztecs.
In The Hammer of Thor, Alex goes to Jotunheim alongside Magnus and the others to visit Utgard-Loki and find out about Loki's plan about Sam's betrothal. She/he becomes Sam's double during her betrothal and forms a friendship with Sif. In The Ship of the Dead, Alex has trained Sam to resist Loki's influence and participates in the quest to Scandinavia to stop Naglfar from sailing. She/he grows closer with Magnus and kisses him when the group is struggling to reach Skadi's fortress in Niflheim. The kiss is recounted by Magnus during his fighting with Loki as the greatest thing to have ever happened to him. By the end of the book, she/he assists Magnus in running the Chase Space, a shelter for the homeless youth.
Alex uses a gold garrote wire as a weapon, which formally used to be a pottery wire. She/he can also shape-shift into things such as a bear and an elephant in combat, and is far more comfortable with embracing this power than her/his half-sister, Sam.
The Norse gods fall into two general groups: the Aesir and the Vanir. All are referred to generally as "Asgardians", but the Vanir inhabit Vanaheim as often as Asgard. The Aesir are more warlike, while the Vanir are peaceful. Specifically, however, the gods tend to be distinguished by what side they fought on during the Aesir-vanir war, and not by their personal temperaments.
The following Norse gods are considered the more warlike of the two strains of immortals.
Frigg – The queen of the Aesir and wife of Odin, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, and forethought. As Odin frequently travels through the Nine Worlds, Frigg is left in charge of Asgard most of the time. Sam idolizes her among the Aesir as she is the glue that keeps the gods together. According to Sam, no einherji or valkyrie have ever seen Frigg in person. The Ship of the Dead reveals that she is the mother of Mallory, whom she gives a walnut capable of trapping anything inside it.
Kvasir – An Aesir born from the saliva of the gods, created as a peace treaty following the Aesir-Vanir war. He walked through the Nine Worlds giving advice to beings, but he fell to a trap by Fjalar and Galar, who killed him and drained his blood to create the Mead of Poetry.
Loki – The god of evil and trickery. He is the father of Samirah Al Abbas. He can also become female, having turned into a mare to give birth to the eight-legged horse Sleipnir and later into a red-haired woman to give birth to the demigod Alex Fierro, who like Loki, is gender-fluid. After tricking Hod to kill Balder, he is chained to a rock with the entrails of his sons as chains with poison from a snake dripping onto his face constantly. He makes it his personal goal to break free and take revenge against the gods in Ragnarok, using his trickery to manipulate people around him even when he is incorporeal. He finally manages to break free at the end of The Hammer of Thor and begins the preparations to sail in the Naglfar to declare Ragnarok. In The Ship of the Dead, despite managing to shame Magnus greatly during their flyting duel, he is overpowered when Magnus flytes him with the power of his friends long enough for Mallory to trap him inside a magical walnut. Odin later sentences Loki to be chained again to the rock.
Mímir – The god of knowledge and wisdom. He was beheaded during the Æsir-Vanir War and only his head remains alive. He is the boss of Blitz and Hearth due to a deal they made, in order to drink from his well. The deal is nullified by Odin at the end of first book as their reward for dealing with the Fenris Wolf.
Odin – The king of the Aesir, the god of royalty and magic. He is able to rewrite reality by spelling out runes, which he learned after hanging for nine days on a branch of Yggdrasil. Odin is the owner and proprietor of Hotel Valhalla where he is always away on important businesses where he searches for knowledge and leaves the important decisions to his management. His ravens and wolves represent him at meetings. In The Sword of Summer, Odin is claimed to have disappeared two years before Magnus' acceptance as an einherji, but he actually disguises himself as X the Troll, and one of Magnus' floormates. At the end of the book, Odin reveals himself and rewards Magnus and his friends for their bravery against the Fenris Wolf. He likes to give presentations.
Ran – The goddess of the sea, who operates a net that collects anything that falls into the sea. She has an apple of Idun, but forgets to consume it, which contributes to her elderly appearance. Magnus and Sam manage to convince her to give them the apple and Sumarbrander, but she warns that doing so has made her and Aegir bent on attacking Magnus.
Sif – The goddess of the earth and Thor's self-proclaimed "trophy wife". After losing her hair due to Loki's trick, she now has golden hair that can be melded into precious objects, inspiring the legend of Rapunzel. Sam and Alex, both Loki's children, do not like her; the former states that Sif is vain and accepts her hair replacement and title because she does not understand that Loki is merely playing with her. Alex, however, begins to have respect for her after she helps her dress for Thrym's wedding ceremony.
Sigyn – Sigyn is Loki's wife. She reduces his punishment by collecting venom dripped by the venomous snake in a bowl, though it is never enough to alleviate them from torturing him. When Loki is about to free himself in The Hammer of Thor, she appears to make an attempt to delay the escape, but later goes with him anyway when the Asgardians come. She is present during Magnus and Loki's flyting duel; when Loki indirectly insults her by claiming that he stands by himself, she leaves the area, dealing the final blow to the flyting once Magnus points out that Loki has no one to care for him. She is described as having eyes that tear blood, as well as a perpetually blank expression.
Thor – The god of lightning, storms, and strength. He has an unkempt appearance, is lazy, and is also up-to-date with modern television shows. He has red hair, huge muscles and a dirty face. He wears a sleeveless, leather jerkin and is very loud. He tasks Magnus and his friends with retrieving his spear, which was stolen from him by Geirrod. He has two talking goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr, nicknamed Otis and Marvin. His hammer is currently missing, which becomes an important plot point in The Hammer of Thor, where he regains it.
Tyr – The god of courage, law, and trial by combat. He lost his hand due to Fenris Wolf's bite. All of his children, T.J. included, are naturally inclined to accept challenges. He appears at the end of The Ship of the Dead, congratulating T.J. for stopping Loki from starting Ragnarok.
Vidar – The god of revenge, also called the "Silent One" due to his method of communicating with ASL. He is sensible and snarky, a complete opposite of his brother Thor.
These gods are generally more peaceful and dislike the warlike nature of the Aesir:
Frey – The god of fertility, warmth, and healing, the twin brother of Freya, and the father of Magnus. Frey owned a sword, Sumarbrander, which was given to Skirnir in return for his help in wooing a beautiful giantess; as a result, he is unarmed by the time of Ragnarok and will be killed by Surt. Though Magnus never meets his father until the end of the first book, he realizes that all the times his mother took him hiking through the wilderness was a way for them to get closer to Frey.
Freya – The goddess of love and warmth and the twin sister of Frey. She is described as very beautiful. She presides over Vanaheim, where the other half of worthy souls go after death, and casts warmth that shines over it. Freya is the mother of most dwarves in Nidavellir, including Blitz, which happened because she bartered to (briefly) marry some dwarves in exchange for luxurious items. Freya tasks Blitz to get some earrings by challenging Junior.
Njord – The god of fishery, seafaring, and crop fertility, the father of Frey and Freya, and Magnus' grandfather. He is a mortal enemy of Aegir and Ran, his influence stopping them from ravaging through the sea and reducing the mortal casualties. In The Ship of the Dead, he saves Magnus and company from being killed by Aegir's nine daughters and tells them to seek his ex-wife, Skaldi, if they want to prevent Loki from sailing in the Naglfar.
Other Norse gods
Hel – The daughter of Loki who presides over Helheim, the realm where the unworthy dead go. One half of her is a very beautiful woman, while the other is a decaying corpse. She tries to persuade Magnus to give up Sumarbrander to Randolph, but he refuses.
Norns – A trio of female figures who can see the past, present, and future. They recite a prophecy to Magnus that kickstarts his journey to stop Fenris Wolf from breaking free.
Fear – A minor God who assists the Mountain Giants. In The Hammer of Thor, it is sent to compete with Sam in a game of axe throwing under the guise of a Mountain Giant called Little Billy. Sam sees through the illusion and defeats it.
Hotel Valhalla residents and staff
The following characters live and/or work in Hotel Valhalla and all answer to Odin. It is their duty to prepare an army for the day of Ragnarök.
Dede – Dede is one of Magnus' fellow new einherjar. She is the daughter of two mortals. Dede is prophesied to become a Thane of Valhalla.
Halfborn Gunderson – An einherji who has lived in Hotel Valhalla since the Age of the Vikings over 1,200 years ago. He originated from Flåm, a small village in Norway and died in East Anglia while protecting Ivar the Boneless. He is described as "Robinson Crusoe on steroids." Having lived for a long time, Halfborn is extremely skilled and has learned many languages. He has a PhD in Germanic literature. He almost dies at the end of The Sword of Summer, but is revived by Magnus' power of healing. Since The Hammer of Thor, Halfborn is dating Mallory.
Hunding – The former King of the Saxons, the bellhop and doorman of Hotel Valhalla, and Helgi Hundingsbane's servant. Back in the year 749 C.E., Hundling and Helgi were opponents on the battlefield. When they came to Valhalla, Helgi was made the manager. His first order was to have Hunding do all the menial labor. Hunding has been at the hotel for thousands of years and longs for his family.
Lars Alhstrom – An einherji and son of Thor who comes to Hotel Valhalla alongside Magnus. He died trying to free trapped people at sea.
Mallory Keen – An Irish einherji and a daughter of Frigg. A member of the IRA, she died during The Troubles while attempting to deactivate a bomb she planted to a school bus due to Loki's trick. This incident sparked her hate of Loki. She is foul-mouthed and quick to criticize someone, though T.J. explains that those are her expressions of affection. She has a love/hate relationship with Halfborn Gunderson, criticizing him as a "disgusting Swede", yet is in tears when he almost dies at the end of The Sword of Summer.The Hammer of Thor reveals that the two are dating each other.
Thanes – The Thanes are people who have been chosen to accompany Odin to Valhalla. In this franchise, they consist of historical figures who Odin has selected. When Hotel Valhalla was established, Odin made them Hotel Valhalla's board of directors. Besides Helgi and Gunilla, among the known Thanes are:
Thomas Jefferson Jr./TJ – An einherji from the 1800s, specifically, the American Civil War. He is a son of Týr and a runaway slave. T.J. carries a bayonet made of bone-steel as his main weapon. T.J. is the first of Magnus' floormates to befriend him. He is very energetic and likes to capture hills, which was what he originally did as a private of the 54th Massachusetts. His backstory and cause of death were revealed in The Ship of the Dead: he was challenged by a Confederate whom he killed at the cost of attracting other Confederates to ambush him, though the act encouraged T.J.'s mates to participate in the successful Second Battle of Fort Wagner. Due to Britain's decision not to support the Confederates, he is very grateful to English people and constantly thanks everyone he meets in York.
X – X is a half-troll and one of Sam's more controversial choices. His skin is grey and covered with warts and welts. He is called X as his real name is unpronounceable although Magnus describes that it is very long and the letter K repeatedly appears in it. He died in Chicago breaking up a dog fighting ring. At the end of The Sword of Summer, it is revealed that X is actually Odin in disguise.
The Valkyries are Odin's handmaidens who choose which slain heroes should be brought to Hotel Valhalla. They also work as waitresses during feasts and provide room service to its inhabitants.
Gunilla – A daughter of Thor, a member of the Thanes, and the leader of the Valkyries. She is spiteful towards Sam, because Sam is a daughter of Loki. She once dated a son of Loki who turned out to be a spy of his father. When Magnus escapes Valhalla, Gunilla leads the expedition to capture him, even after he and his friends release her from the giants' imprisonment. She later sacrifices herself while fighting Surt while Magnus re-imprisons Fenris Wolf. She carries a bandoleer of ball-peen hammers.
Margaret and Irene – Margaret and Irene are Gunilla's two valkyrie aides. Magnus does not find out their names until they have been killed by the fire giants at the end of the first book.
Other Norse beings
Draugr – Draugr are Norse zombies, usually those of Vikings. They are also called Wights.
Gellir – A prince of the Danes who was buried with his twelve guardians, the Berserkers in a barrow in Cape Cod. He and his berserkers always vote before they decide on something, a practice known as the Thing. His sword, Skofnung, also known as the Blood River, is designated as the bride-price for the wedding of Thrym and Sam.
Arvid – One of Gellir's protectors.
Dagfinn – Gellir's secretary.
Knut – One of Gellir's protectors.
Dwarves (Svartalfar) – A race of Norse Dwarves that live in Nidavellir. The dwarves, like humans, are mortals, though they cannot live in a world with sunlight, as it turns them to stone. This process can be reversed with running water. They are a matriarchal society and generally have an appreciation for crafting and inventions, naming each and every one of them. The dwarves believe they are descended from maggots, which explains why they prefer to live underground.
Andvari – A dwarf who lives in Alfheim in the form of a fish. He holds a ring that can give its wielders immense wealth, yet will inflict a curse that robs them of all of their sanity and brings out their worst aspects.
Fjalar and Galar – Trickster dwarves who operate a boat that leads to the prison of Fenris Wolf. Anyone who barters with them usually end up stranded on the island.
Junior – A grumpy old dwarf who hates Blitz for shaming his father, who built Fenris Wolf's prison. He challenges him to a smithing challenge before he gives him Andskoti and jewelry for Freya. He fails because of Sam's intervention, but Blitz decides not to execute Junior. Junior is more than 500 years old.
Nabbi – Nabbi is a bartender of a bar in Nidavellir. He is also one of the members of a jury for Blitz and Junior's smithing challenge.
Elves (Ljosalfar) – Ljosalfar are "traditional" elves who live in the idyllic world of Alfheim. They are once connected with nature and magic, but over time, their connection vanished and now they are ordinary mortals like humans. They greatly respect Frey, their ancestral master.
Alderman – Hearth's cold, vain, and abusive father. He prefers his other son, Andiron, over Hearth, and when the former died, he forced Hearth to collect blood tax to pay for Andiron's death, leading the latter to run away from home. He is given Andvari's cursed ring to complete the tax, which causes him to exhibit the worst of his vain nature. By the third book, the ring has transformed Alderman into a ring dragon who lives in a cave near the well where Andiron died. Magnus manages to stab and kill him, allowing him, Blitz, and Hearth to take the whetstone and the ring.
Andiron – Hearth's younger brother by one year. He was killed by a Brunnmigi while he is playing with Hearth near a well in the family estate, and his death is used by Alderman to force Hearth into paying a hefty sum of blood tax for repentance. A portrait of Andiron hangs in the family's living room. Andiron's spirit is called by Hearth in the third book as a distraction for Magnus to kill Alderman. Before disappearing, he urges Hearth not to dwell in the past and instead move on.
Officers Sunspot and Wildflower – Two elven police officers patrolling loiterers in Alfheim.
Hulder – Forest spirits who inhabit Alfheim. They look like the light elves, except that they sport cow tails. They live in Alfheim like the elves, mostly as servants or hidden in forests. By elven law, they are prohibited from hiding their tails or leaving the property of their masters.
Inge – A female hulder serving the residence of Alderman, Hearth's father. She is miserably submissive to Alderman, despite the fact that he frequently abuses her. She is in love with Hearth but is too shy to confess it. Her mother had once served the family before her.
Giants (Jötunn) – The Jötunn are the Norse Giants of which there are many types. Most of the Jötunn are either at human size or are incredibly large. Throughout the series, Mountain Giants, Frost Giants, and Fire Giants are all encountered and referred to generally as "jotunn". While some Jötunn are mortal, some are not. While some look more human, others are at gigantic proportions. Each of the Jötunn has different features that include but are not limited to claws, fangs, misshapen faces, extra heads, and non-human shapes. The Jötunn are also expert shapeshifters where they can change forms at ease.
Aegir – A sea giant and husband of Ran, with whom he has nine daughters who live with him in his underwater residence. In The Ship of the Dead, as Ran has told him to kill Magnus due to a trickery she is subject to, Aegir confines Magnus and his friends once they are all captured by his daughters. However, he decides to let them go after Magnus promises that he will defeat Loki in a flyting duel and give him a sip of Kvasir's Mead.
Daughters of Aegir – Aegir and Ran have nine giantess daughters who obediently follow their father's wishes. They are: Blodughadda, Bylgja, Drofn, Dufa, Hefra, Himmingleva, Hronn, Kolga, and Ud.
Baugi – Baugi is Suttung's brother. He and Suttung are summoned to Fläm when the sip of Kvasir's Mead is stolen by Magnus, Sam, and Mallory. He chases Sam and Mallory but is killed by Halfborn, whom he angers by threatening to destroy Fläm, his hometown.
Geirrod – A mountain giant who owns an anti-geometry house in Jotunheim. He keeps a weapon of Thor, which is mistaken by the others for his hammer. Geirrod is killed when Magnus and his friends kick the pillars of his house down while he is drunk.
Gjalp and Greip – Gjalp and Greip are Geirrod's two mountain giantess daughters. They are killed by Jack entering their noses.
Gunlod – Gunlod is Suttung's daughter. She is imprisoned in a cavern in Fläm due to having let most of Kvasir's Mead stolen by Odin, who seduced her. She hands the rest of the mead to Magnus and his friends, but informs them too late that doing that would summon her father and uncle to Fläm.
Harald – A Frost Giant who operates a boat in the port of Boston. He helps Magnus and Sam set a bait for Jormungand in order to summon Ran. He is easily swayed by red gold, which can bribe him to do almost anything.
Herg and Berg – Herg and Berg are members of Tiny's bowling team. They compete with Magnus and Alex in Utgard-Loki's bowling championship.
Hrungnir – A 20 ft. stone giant with a limestone appearance and rubble on his long hair and beard. He lives in York. Before Hrungnir gives Magnus information about Kvasir's Mead, he challenges him, Alex, and T.J. to a duel: he would face T.J., and his stone creation would battle Alex's creation. The duel ends in his death, though he manages to deal a magical shrapnel in T.J.'s forehead that is unable to be removed.
Skaldi – An ice giantess and Njord's ex-wife. She lives in a castle located on the border between Jotunheim and Niflheim, giving her a clear view of the Naglfar, the ship that Loki would board during Ragnarok. Skaldi provides Magnus and his friends a respite before their assault of the ship.
Surt – The king of the Fire Giants of Muspellheim. He is destined to kill Frey using Sumarbrander and burn Nine Worlds during Ragnarok. Though he manages to kill Magnus, Surt's nose is cut and does not recover by the time of his second encounter with Magnus, where he is expelled back to Muspellheim.
Suttung – Suttung is a giant and Loki's assistant in the construction of the Naglfar. He hides a sip of Kvasir's Mead in a cavern in Fläm which also imprisons his daughter Gunlod. He is summoned back to the village when the mead is stolen by Magnus, who kills him.
Thrym – The king of the Mountain Giants. He stole Mjolnir sometime before the events of the series and in The Hammer of Thor, makes a deal with Loki to trade it in exchange for Sam's hand in marriage and the Skofnung Blade as the mundr, or the bride-price. At the end, however, he has to face the fact that his sister, Thrynga, has been planning to usurp him as ruler of the Earth Giants, and the fact that Loki has never wanted to honor his deal and give Skofnung to him. He is killed by Vidar.
Thrynga – Thrym's sister and his only surviving family member after Thor killed them all when he was humiliated into becoming his bride. She is manipulative and wants to take the throne of the ruler of the Earth Giants from her brother. She arranges for the wedding between Thrym and a daughter of Loki, intending to steal Mjolnir and Skofnung for herself. She is incapacitated by Magnus, then finished off by Thor.
Tiny – A Mountain Giant who in The Hammer of Thor offers Magnus and company support in Utgard Loki's bowling championship in exchange for taking his bag to the Utgard Lanes.
Utgard-Loki – A Mountain Giant and the King of Jotunheim. He is sometimes mistaken for the more famous Loki, which he hates. As an eagle, Utgard-Loki forces Magnus to retrieve an apple of Idun for him, which reverts him back to his youthful state. In the second book, he attempts to prevent Loki's escape by cryptically warning Magnus, though the latter falls into the trap, anyway.
Troll - The Trolls are creatures in Norse folklore.
Brunnmigi – A wolf-like creature who lives inside a well in Alfheim. A Brunnmigi was responsible for the death of Hearth's younger brother Andiron. It was then killed by the brothers' father Alderman who used its fur as a container for the blood tax Hearth needs to collect as repentance.
Eikthrymir – A stag who constantly pours water into a lake, which serves as the source of all water in the Nine Worlds. It resides in Hotel Valhalla.
Fenris Wolf – The lupine son of Loki and the brother of Hel and Jormungand. He was a terror in times past and the gods could only chain him up with the help of the dwarves to stop him; even Tyr had to lose his hand against the wolf, while Blitz's father, Bilì, lost his life while checking his prison on Heather Island. During Ragnarok, Fenris Wolf is destined to kill Odin and eat the sun. He is the focal point of The Sword of Summer, as the goal of Magnus and his friends is to stop Fenris Wolf from breaking free of his prison, which needs to be rebuilt. They manage to imprison him again at the end of the book.
Geri and Freki - Odin's two wolves who act as his representatives. Their name means either "the ravenous" or "greedy one."
Heidrun – A goat whose milk is the source of the mead that serves the gods. Like Eikthrymir, Heidrun resides in Hotel Valhalla.
Huginn and Muninn – Odin's two ravens who act as his spies as well as representatives in giving missions to his special aides, such as Sam, when he is not around. Their names mean "thought" and "memory", respectively. Helgi specifically notes that the two do not like to give PowerPoint presentations, unlike Odin.
Jormungand – The serpentine son of Loki. He is a snake who circles over Midgard and is so long he must hold his tail in his mouth to prevent destroying Midgard. He is lured by Magnus and Sam to cause a ruckus in the sea big enough to summon Ran. Even after being lured, Jormungand is still half-asleep, but Ran warns that waking him up completely would cause Ragnarok, where he is destined to kill Thor.
Lindworm – A fearsome dragon the size of an eighteen-wheeler, with leathery brown bat-wings too small for flight and only two front legs. The Lindworms reside at the roots of Yggdrasil. One of them is sent by Loki to catch Magnus and his friends during a Valhalla training off-guard.
Nøkk – Water spirits who play sad music through violins, sending its listeners to despair. In The Hammer of Thor, Alderman summons a horde of Nøkk to attack his guests and Magnus and company.
Otis and Marvin (Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr) – Two goats who pull Thor's carriage. They are also used as source of food and they recover the next morning after being eaten, unless their bones have been broken. Marvin is more pessimistic and angry than Otis, and likes to criticize him.
Ratatosk – A gigantic squirrel who runs around Yggdrasil, delivering hateful messages between the eagle at the top and the titanic serpent Nidhogg below. It is also tasked to capture intruders who enter and leave Hotel Valhalla without permission. Ratatosk is able to emit sorrowful callings to people, which Magnus describes as much worse than simply being gnawed by it.
Saehrimnir – A creature whom the Aesir and einherjar kill every night for food only for it to rematerialize the next morning. Its flesh's taste depends on what its eater wants it to taste like, and even has a vegan tofu option.
Stanley – An eight-legged horse whom Sam speculates is a child of Odin's steed Sleipnir. He helps Magnus and his friends on several occasions.
Vatnavaettir – Vatnavaettir are water horses. They are called each-uisce in Irish. Some of them attack the Big Banana in York, but Sam manages to tame them, allowing her to summon them to scurry her and the others after their successful capture of Loki in Niflheim.
Mortals are human characters who live outside of the world of magic and gods, though some may be aware of their supernatural surroundings.
The Jackson family
Sally Jackson – Percy's mother, initially married to Gabriel Ugliano and later to Paul Blofis. In The Lightning Thief, she works in a candy shop. When she was younger, she aspired to be a writer. She is nearly killed by the Minotaur, but is discovered to be alive in the clutches of Hades. Percy travels to the Underworld to free her. In The Titan's Curse, Percy realizes she can see through the Mist, which she admits may have attracted Poseidon to her. Sally appears in all of the first five books. The Hidden Oracle reveals that she is seven months pregnant with Percy's baby half-sister. In the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book The Ship of the Dead, it is revealed that Sally has given birth and that she called her daughter Estelle, after her late mother. In the film adaptation, she is played by Catherine Keener. In the musical, she is portrayed by Carrie Compere.
Gabriel (Gabe) Ugliano – Sally's first husband (a title he does not deserve) and Percy's stepfather. He is described as a loathsome man who is rude to Percy and demanding and rude toward Sally. It is implied that he was physically abusive to her as well. Percy later learns that Gabriel's strong human stench hid Percy and his mother from detection by monsters. At the end of The Lightning Thief, Percy's mother uses the severed head of Medusa to turn Gabe to stone. Sally then sold Gabe's petrified body as a poker-playing statue to the Soho art gallery. In the film adaptation, he is played by Joe Pantoliano.
Paul Blofis – Paul is Sally Jackson's boyfriend and later second husband, a high school English teacher whom Percy describes as looking like a detective from a police show. Percy and his mother eventually tell Paul the truth about the gods, and he only half believes them initially. But when Percy, Nico, and Mrs. O'Leary come unexpectedly to Sally's apartment, Paul fully believes and thinks it's "awesome!" He is a competent swordsman from stage combat training in college, and he assists in the fight to save Olympus in The Last Olympian. Percy had first referred to him as "Blowfish" and as did Poseidon when he first heard about him saying "It is a shame because I rather like blowfish."
Estelle Blofis – Sally and Paul's daughter and Percy's baby half-sister, named after her maternal grandmother. She was born somewhere between the events of The Hidden Oracle and The Ship of the Dead. Babysitting her has added to Percy's workload, causing him to visit Camp Half-Blood less often.
The Chase family
Caroline, Emma, and Aubrey Chase – Randolph Chase' nuclear family consists of a wife named Caroline and two daughters, Emma and Aubrey. All of them perish in a storm while accompanying Randolph in locating Sumarbrander near the coast of Boston. Loki has since promised to Randolph to return them to him should he assists the former to break free from his imprisonment. Emma was designated as Randolph's successor as researcher of Norse artefacts. Emma and Aubrey were less than 10 years old when they died.
Frederick Chase – Annabeth's father, a professor of military history. He first appears in The Titan's Curse. He owns a Sopwith Camel. He and his daughter have had many disagreements, which caused her to run away from home at age seven. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. In The Titan's Curse, he battles monsters on the Princess Andromeda with bullets formed from celestial bronze, and, at the end of the book, is able to mend his relationship with his daughter. Frederick also appears in the Magnus Chase & The Gods of Asgard series, where he is called by his brother, Randolph, to visit Boston and search for his long-estranged nephew, Magnus who had been missing for two years, after the death of his mother/ Fredrick and Randolph's sister Natalie.
Mrs. Chase – Frederick's wife and Annabeth's stepmother. She is an Asian woman and the mother of Annabeth's two half-brothers, with whom Annabeth barely has a relationship. She had a dispute over the trouble monsters caused when hunting Annabeth, and that was one of the factors that led Annabeth to run away from home at the age of 7. Though Annabeth describes her in a negative light, Percy is stunned when he actually meets Mrs. Chase, because she is kind and even wants Percy to tell Annabeth that she still has her home in San Francisco.
Bobby and Matthew Chase – Bobby and Matthew Chase are the sons of Fredrick and Mrs. Chase and Annabeth's younger half-brothers.
Natalie Chase – Natalie Chase was the younger sister of Randolph and Frederick, the aunt of Annabeth and the mother of Magnus. She distanced herself from her brothers and lived with Magnus as a single mother until her death at the hands of the wolves of Fenris Wolf when Magnus was 14 years old. She liked to walk with Magnus through sunlit parks, which Magnus realizes much later is a way for them to get closer with his father, Frey.
Randolph Chase – Magnus' and Annabeth's uncle and the older brother of Frederick and Natalie. He was a professor of history at Harvard before being expelled for theorizing on the location of the first great Norse settlement in North America. He deliberately distanced himself with from all of his family when Magnus was 6 years old. Randolph had lost his wife, Caroline, and two daughters, Emma and Aubrey, in an attempt to search for the Norse boat. Randolph is secretly in league with Loki, who wants Sumarbrander. In The Hammer of Thor, he works in freeing Loki with Skofnung Blade and falls to a hole that leads to Helheim. Magnus discovers that Randolph has designated him and Annabeth to inherit his property, including his mansion, which Magnus converts to a shelter for homeless youth at the end of The Ship of the Dead.
The Valdez family
Aunt Rosa – Aunt Rosa is Leo's aunt. She blamed Leo for causing the death of her sister, Esperanza. She turned his whole family against him and called him "El Diablo" (The Devil). She refused to take him in and sent him to a social services home, which he ran away from. In The Mark of Athena, Leo sees Nemesis as Aunt Rosa, as Nemesis takes the form of the person whom the viewer has the most hatred for.
Esperanza Valdez – Esperanza is Leo's mother. She was a trained mechanical engineer who worked at a machine shop and as an inventor. She was killed in a fire caused by Gaea and only appears in flashbacks. She was a compassionate and hard-working woman and was described as pretty, but not delicate.
Sammy Valdez – Sammy is Leo's great-grandfather and Hazel's former boyfriend. He is described as looking identical to Leo. He and Hazel studied in a segregated school for the colored, and Sammy defended Hazel whenever she was accused for being the daughter of a witch. Hazel received her first kiss from Sammy. However, the two separated when Hazel had to move to Alaska with her mother and never met with each other again since Hazel died shortly after. Though Hazel was led to believe that Sammy moved on quickly, a flashback she has in The Mark of Athena makes her realize that Sammy remembered her well into his old age and had made the then newborn Leo promise to meet with her on his behalf.
The McLean family
Thomas McLean – Thomas is Tristan's and Piper's late father and grandfather, respectively. He was the one who gave Piper her name. Thomas believed in Cherokee myths, which are quite similar with Greek mythology.
Tristan McLean – Tristan is Piper's father, a movie star. He was one of Aphrodite's lovers, but did not at that time know that she was a goddess. He was captured by Enceladus in The Lost Hero, but Piper and her friends managed to save him. At the end of The Lost Hero, he is said to be back at work, though he does not remember the events of his capture. Like Piper, he identifies as Cherokee.
Jane – Jane is Tristan's personal assistant. Piper dislikes her for taking Tristan's already little attention to bond with his daughter away from her. Through charmspeak, Jane is controlled by Medea to lure Tristan into Mount Diablo where he is kidnapped by Enceladus, and then shooing Piper away so she could not interfere. Nevertheless, Piper manages to discover the trick and rescue her father. Afterwards, Jane is fired and replaced by Mellie the cloud nymph.
The Al Abbas family
Ayesha Al Abbas – Ayesha was Sam's late mother who worked as a doctor. Loki was one of her patients, and their intimate relationship that resulted in Sam's birth was resented by her conservative family due to its illegitimacy. She died when Sam was a child, and her responsibility for Sam was taken by her parents.
Jid and Bibi – Jid and Bibi are Sam's maternal grandparents. They are natives of Baghdad, Iraq and immigrated to the United States before Sam was born. Jid and Bibi took care of Sam after the death of their daughter, Ayesha. Sam mentions that the two are strict on her education and impose a night curfew on her. They do not know about Sam's current occupation as a Valkyrie until Loki tells them in the events of The Hammer of Thor, and even then, due to their mortal mind, they forget about it quickly.
Amir Fadlan – Amir is Sam's fiancé. Their betrothal is by arrangement, though Sam says that she fell in love with him when she was 12 years old, at a very young age. Like Sam, Amir is an Arab American descendant of Ahmad ibn Fadlan and thus is related to her. He is the son of Abdel, the owner of a falafel shop that Magnus frequents. In The Hammer of Thor, Amir is shocked upon learning Sam's double life and at first disheartened when she appears to be breaking off their engagement. With his power, Magnus manages to make Amir able to break through the mist of Ginnungagap and see the Norse world. Sam later states that the two have sorted the misunderstanding and retained their engagement.
The following people have harassed the main characters:
Nancy Bobofit - Percy and Grover's schoolmate in Yancy Academy in The Lightning Thief. She is a bully who frequently torments Grover and gets into conflicts with Percy. However, she was favored by Mrs. Dodds/Alecto, which irritates Percy. In The Lightning Thief, she was throwing food at Grover, when suddenly she was doused in water from the fountain (later revealed to be Percy's water powers). After the incident, she avoided Percy.
Matt Sloan - Percy and Tyson's schoolmate in Meriwether College Prep in The Sea of Monsters. He frequently targets Tyson for his awkwardness and clumsiness, which comes into direct conflict with Percy. He has a chipped tooth from running his family's extremely expensive car into a “Slow down for Children” sign”. He instigated dangerous events during their English exam (which requires them to stay outside for 1.5 hours) and was the opposing team captain to Percy in the dodgeball game. When Percy was looking at a picture of Annabeth he had inside his notebook, Matt and his jerk gang proceeded to bully him for it. He also made six friends on the last day of school, who were revealed as Laistrygonians. After Tyson defeats the monsters in the dodgeball game, Sloan blamed Percy for the incident, which gets him expelled and temporarily on the run from the police.
Isabel - Piper and Leo's schoolmate in the Wilderness School. She teases Piper for never meeting with her mother and for being a Cherokee, not knowing that Piper is the daughter of Hollywood star Tristan McLean.
Rufus - Hazel and Sammy's schoolmate in St. Agnes Academy for Colored Children and Indians during Hazel's first life. He was the leader of bullies who called Hazel a freak for summoning cursed stones and for being the daughter of a witch, but was always stopped by Sammy before he could hurt her even further.
Barry al-Jabbar – A family friend of Sam and Amir who teaches the former piloting. In The Hammer of Thor, he escorts Magnus and company to Boston from Cape Cod and is briefly possessed by Utgard-Loki, who tells Magnus to visit him.
Beryl Grace – Thalia and Jason Grace's mother was a television actress with whom Zeus broke his oath not to have more human children. Thalia describes her as flighty, demanding and neglectful of both her children, and she would have run away from home earlier had Jason not existed. Beryl offering Jason to Hera's patronage, however, was the last straw that led Thalia to abandon her. Her stress turned her into alcohol, and she died several years before The Lightning Thief in a car accident. Melinoe impersonates her to instill fear in Thalia in the short story "Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades" in The Demigod Files. In The Blood of Olympus, Jason encounters her mania, who wants her son to return to her so they can be a family again, an offer that Jason rejects. She then disappears in a hiss or a sigh of relief.
Cade and Mickey — A pair of thugs sent by Nero to rob Apollo, although Meg is able to easily drive them off. Cade is described as tall and red-haired, while Mickey is short and blond-haired.
Emma and Liz — Sadie Kane's human friends from London. They stay with Sadie in The Throne of Fire during Babi and Nekhbet's sudden attack. Sadie describes Emma as "what an Indian daughter of the singer Elton John might look like", and Liz as a "boy-crazy redhead".
Officer Gómez – A Bostonian police officer. He wants to capture Magnus.
Howard Claymore – A mortal who appears in The Demigod Diaries story Son of Magic, written by Rick Riordan's son Haley Riordan. He is a scholar and author with theories about death; he is approached for help by a son of Hecate called Alabaster Torrington who is fleeing the consequences of siding with Kronos in The Last Olympian. Claymore later sacrifices himself so Alabaster can use an incantation to destroy his monster half-sister Lamia who is chasing him. Hecate brings him back to life in an imitative human body so that he can live on as Alabaster's protector.
Julian Ramirez-Arellano – Julian is the father of Reyna and Hylla. Julian was a former soldier in Iraq before the birth of his eldest daughter. After he had Reyna, he started getting paranoid. He thought that his daughters were going after him and he eventually became a mania. One day, he attacked Hylla, knocking her out, and Reyna took a sword and killed what was left of him. Reyna and Hylla then fled from San Juan, Puerto Rico, soon after.
May Castellan – May is Luke's mother. Like Rachel Dare, she could see through the Mist. She went insane during a failed attempt to become the Oracle. She lives in the house where she had raised Luke, alternating between cheerful expectation that he will return home and visions of his terrible fate. In The Last Olympian, Hestia reveals to Percy that Luke's mother, May Castellan, was a mortal woman blessed with the rare ability to see through The Mist, a magic substance that keeps mortals from seeing the Gods. Because of this gift, she attempted to become the new Oracle of Delphi, but was rejected. Chiron inferred that the Spirit of Delphi rejected her because she had already given birth to a child, and the Oracle was supposed to be a virgin (in reality it was due to the Curse of Delphi placed upon the former Oracle by Hades still being active). She survived her encounter, but became mentally unstable, seeing small pieces of Luke's future.
Maurice and Eddie – Two employees of Kindness International Humane Animal Transport, encountered by Percy, Annabeth, and Grover in The Lightning Thief.
Mr. and Mrs. Faust — Ruby Kane's parents, Carter and Sadie's maternal grandparents. They live in London. The two shun the magical world and take custody of Sadie, blaming Julius Kane for Ruby's death. They raise Sadie in an apparent normalcy but do not like her father or brother. The two are possessed by the gods Nekhbet and Babi in an attempt to test Sadie's resolve when she begins to pursue the Book of Ra. Mrs. Faust, usually called "Gran" by Sadie, is described as frail with curly gray hair, and a terrible cook. "Gramps" is a large, loud former rugby player. Both have been kind to Sadie, though neither is much like their daughter Ruby, her mother.
Maria di Angelo – Maria di Angelo is Nico and Bianca's mother, an Italian diplomat's daughter. She died when Zeus struck the hotel she was staying in with lightning in an attempt to kill Bianca and Nico. Melinoe impersonated her to scare Nico.
Marie Levesque – Marie is Hazel's mother. She was manipulated by Gaea into helping raise Alcyoneus. She died in 1942 along with Hazel. She was sentenced to the Fields of Punishment but Hazel made a compromise with the judges so they could both be sent to the Fields of Asphodel. In The House of Hades, Hecate reveals that she was Marie's mentor, teaching her magic.
Mr. Dare – Rachel's father. He is the very wealthy owner of a land development company, and he first appears in The Last Olympian. Rachel hates her father because of his job, and he supported Rachel and loved her very dearly going to finishing school.
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