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My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

I have read a lot of books and many are turned into big budget movies, some do so well that the rights for all the books are bought and turned into some of the biggest franchise’s out there. For example Harry Potter, Twilight and Lord of the Rings to name a few. Others however are good books and maybe get one movie from the series made and that’s it, well so far anyway, rumor has it that the second book in the series The Sea of Monsters is currently filming, which is what, happened to this week’s subject, Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief.

 

 

In Greek mythology, Chiron was a centaur and a master of the healing arts, and passed that knowledge on to the mortal hero Asclepius.

When they drive off from the Casino, they are in a Maserati, which happens to have the trident as emblem.

 

Luke is seen playing the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Mordern Warfare 2. Kevin McKidd is a voice actor for that videogame.

 

In Greek mythology, the goddess Athena is a symbol of virginity. She never had any children.

 

When Chiron is calling for the campers to gather around to go over the rules for Capture the Flag, he yells for Dylan and Paris to stop “lollygagging”. Chiron is played by Pierce Brosnan, whose two younger sons are named Dylan and Paris.

 

The statue of Athena at the Parthenon in Tennessee has a carving of Medusa on her chest plate.

 

The substitute teacher, Mrs. Dodds, writes, “I understand a fury in your words But not your words” from Othello 4.2 on the blackboard. Shortly thereafter, she turns into a Fury.

 

In Greek Mythology Medusa was turned into a Gorgon because her great beauty lead to her being raped by Poseidon, Percy’s father, in the temple of Athena, Annabeth’s mother, who took offense and cursed her. Hence Medusa’s hatred for them, and her reference to unfinished business.

 

Percy was named, by his mother, after Perseus, Zeus’ demigod son, and therefore Percy’s cousin, who battled against Medusa, cutting off and collecting her head, which Percy also does. Perseus then gives the head to Athena, Annabeth’s mother, who places it on her shield, the Aegis.

 

Chiron was also known for training several heroes: Asclepius, Aristaeus, Ajax, Aeneas, Actaeon, Caeneus, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, Peleus, Telamon, Perseus, and Heracles.

 

I really hope they are making Sea of Monster’s as I really enjoyed the books, and the first film wasn’t too bad either. Join me next week for more trivia.

 

 

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