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.
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.
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.
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.