Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

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by Rick Riordan

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


"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week." So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that." Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.

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The Greek gods have been around for, well, ages, but until Rick Riordan got his hands on them, they seemed as remote as Mount Olympus to most young readers. Now he's agreed to oversee a tour through the pantheon of these often temperamental deities and he's enlisted Percy Jackson (a.k.a. the son of Poseidon) to be the tour guide. This giftable hardcover contains illustrations by Caldecott honoree John Rocco—-and this Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes Percy's personal God family tree!

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was totally AWESOME! Here's some Greek Mythology I got from reading: The Titans were the eldest race of beings born to Gaea and Ouranos. Ouranos detested all his children, but mainly the Hekatoncheires and the Elder Cyclopes( due to their ugliness ). He thus threw into the deep abyss of Tartarus. Gaea mourned for them, so she forged a scythe and told her remaining children to take it to defeat Ouranos and free their brothers. Kronos, the youngest Titan, accepted. As the youngest, Kronos was initially ignored by his parents. He used dirty tactics in wrestling matches with his elder brothers, earning his nickname, the "Crooked One". Oceanus, the oldest Titan, refused to help. Kronos then convinced his other brothers to hold down Ouranos in exchange for the four corners of the earth. He ambused Ouranos and brutally cut him into pieces. Thus Ouranos told him that his own children would overthrow him just like he did. After this, Kronos threw Ouranos' genatalia into the sea, to insult Oceanus for not helping with the murder. Then the Titans became rulers of the universe and Kronos was named king. He kept his promise to Gaea and freed his younger brothers. The Hekatoncheires and Elder Cyclopes built Kronos a palace on Mount Othrys. But he then grew tired of them, and chained them, throwing them back to Tartarus, guarded by Kampe. Atlas became his General. His siblings never visited, Kronos knew this was because they secretly feared him. He decided not to get married in fear of his father's words. Kronos then saw his siblings happy with their kids and became depressed. He fell madly in love with his sister Rhea and married her to better his personality. During his reign, Kronos became cold and arrogant. As the Lord of Time, he traveled the world, delighted in speeding it up,watching plants and animals wither up and die. When Kronos had his first child, Hestia, he tried to be a good father. But when he recognized her as more as more beautiful and advanced then a Titan, so in his extreme fear and paranoia, swallowed her whole. The same with his other kids: Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Rhea saw this and mourned & depressed. So when she had her sixth child, Zeus, she hid him in a cave on Mount Ida on Crete. Rhea gave Kronos a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes instead. Zeus grew to manhood & gained a position as his father's cupbearer. He told "satyr jokes", danced, and invited all the Titans to drinking and eating contests, which he won. Zeus then gave Kronos a mixture of mustard and nectar, which made him regurtiatate his older siblings and Rocky. The gods declared war on their father, escaping to Zeus' home cave on Mt Ida. The gods then went down to Tartarus, and their uncles( the Hundred-Handed Ones and Cyclopes ) made them the Master Bolt, Trident, and Helm of Darkness. Zeus killed Kampe, Poseidon broke the chains, and Hades led them all out through the Underworld. The Titanomachy lasted ten years. At first the Titans had the upper hand as more expiereinced with weapons, but the gods soon learned how to fight. They then decided to storm Othrys from Mount Olympus. The Hekatoncheires and Cyclopes threw boulders, Poseidon caused earthquakes, Hades sneaked through and stole their weapons. Zeus' Master Bolt struck Mount Othrys and toppled Kronos from his throne. They chained up Atlas, Hyperion, Iapetus, Koisis, and Krios.Zeus then took his father's scythe and cut him into thousands of pieces, throwing them into Tartarus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and i loved it! I was so funny and i learned alot of new things about greek mythology that i hadnt know before! I especially love the very last picture. Its a picture of what the illustrator thinks that 17 year old percy jackson looks like! He has his had up in a peace sign, and his head is turned so you can see his face! On all the other covers,you only see the back of his head. I love this book so much, and the pictures are absolutely beautiful! When working together, Mr.Rocco and Mr.Riordan make masterpieces! I totally reccomend this to anyone and everyone who loves to learn about greek mythology!~autumn (not my real name, for security purposes.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book. If you want to learn how the the gods were created this is the book. Im so glad he wrote the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so good. I finished it yesterday. Well done rick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Percy Jackson once again narrates a book, this time describing the Greek gods and goddesses for all to understand. His humor had me laughing out loud for most of the book and the illustrations by John Rocco are amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson likes all the Rick Riordan books--this was no exception. He said the background on the gods was very good--now he can keep track of who's who!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goooooo greeks! The romans are geeks
Anonymous 12 days ago
The first version of yandere simulater O-O
Anonymous 19 days ago
Love this book!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I started reading this at my school library. I was a little miffed that it was a must stay in library copy but it was beacause so many people wanted to read it.I started to read it and was amazed! Rick Riordan has an amazing gift with words. He made it feel like I was actually there. The only part I didn't like was that some of the male gods have some MAJOR issuess in personal boundries.*cough*Zuess*cough*
Anonymous 4 months ago
"Operation Tink will be put into motion once we land in the Roman mainland.We will move out our new ballistae thanks to one of Archimedes's spheres,we can fire these new loads that explode on contact with a monster.Once we take the fronts,we can move straight to Krios's base."Reyna said."We'll move the 1rst Roman Army to make defenses for our ship then move the 2nd and 3rd Armys for the offense."Annabeth said to continue."Bomby,follow me."Reyna said to me.We went outside."We decided your in charge of the 3rd Army offense."Reyna said."Does that mean Im the 3rd liutenet?"I asked."Yes.The only thing that should stop your offense is me,Jason or monsters."Reyna answered."Here we are,in Hungary.In a few days time your birthdays happening.I would assume thats when you want to capture the monster operating base?"Reyna asked."Well,yeah.Give me a map of monster and demigod moves and my offense will begin.When will we get to Italy?"I asked."In an hour.The 3rd will mainly be ready to bail any Army group out.Say the 1rst Ballista Army has been surrounded in a town.The 3rd Army would probaly wanna relieve them."One hour later..."Landing!"Someone shouted.Officers were giving orders and sorting men."Minecraft!Chelsea!Over here!"I yelled."Yes,sir?"Chelsea asked."You guys are my officers.Youll be leading about 50 men on the fronts."I told them."Only with my permission though."I added.They nodded and left.Alright next part on Battle of the Labyrinth.BUH-BYE!
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Anonymous 5 months ago
The Beginning and Stuff : The first god, if you can call it that, was Chaos—a gloomy, soupy mist with all the matter in the cosmos just drifing around. Some of its matter collected and solidified into the earth, which unfortunately devloped a living personality. She called herself Gaea, the Earth Mother.' And after a long time of her being with herself, she thought that it was getting loney down on Earth. ' You know what would be good? A sky.' she said. Hesia - Demeter - Hera - Hades - Poeidon -
Anonymous 7 months ago
Best. Book. Ever. Ok, there was one thing i did not like about it. Gods LOVED having kids. Just saying. Ya know what, forget it. Its still the BEST. BOOK. EVER. TEAM LEO (Totally random, I know.)
Anonymous 8 months ago
Athenian Constitution result one.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Wow! Ich lerne sehr mit dieses buch. Es ist WUNDERBAR! Ich weiss nicht alles gotts, es war kool weissen dieses
Anonymous 9 months ago
I want it sooooooo bad. I dont have the money to buy it though.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book is very cool
Anonymous 9 months ago
How old are you?
Anonymous 9 months ago
Name:Madeline Hatter age:16 about:daughter of dionysus super quirky LOVES tea,hopping and most of all WONDERLAND!she is a comic relief and can talk to narrator(Rick Riorden)!she is super happy and does not get moody easily she likes ever after high during school she also has a crush on nico di 'angelo ps nico means victory
Anonymous 10 months ago
Love the book
Anonymous 10 months ago
Reply to Sharkbait
Anonymous 10 months ago
Made you look