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GREEK MYTHOLOGY, as Part of My Summer Reading 
By Aphilas Araia
August 7, 2011

The narration below is based on Rick Rierdian�s book Percy Jackson and The Olympians of the Titan Curse. The book is about Greek mythology; it is about Greek heroes who try to defend their Olympian parents from being overthrown by half bloods (half god, half human) who betrayed the Olympians because they were mad at them. There are good half bloods and bad half bloods; the heroes are good half bloods. 

The heroes are Percy, the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea; Annabeth, the daughter of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and battle strategies; Grover, a satyr (half goat, half human); Chiron, a centaur (half horse, half human); Thalia, the daughter of Zeus, king of the gods, god of lighting and lord of the skies; Clarrise, daughter of Ares, the god of war; Selina, the daughter of Aphrodite, the goddess of love; Beckondorf, son of Hephasis, the god of the forges of earth; Nico and Bianca, brother and sister, son and daughter of the Hades, the god of the dead and the lord of underworld.

The above-mentioned names are the good and main characters in the book but there are other characters whose name is not mentioned. 

One of the bad half bloods is Luke, the son of Hermes, the god of messengers. Luke turned bad because he was mad at his father for not giving him attention and for abandoning him. However, Hermes loved his son; it is just that Luke did not know about it.

Besides the bad guys, there were a bunch of monsters fighting with Luke but Kronnos, the lord of all the Titans, who could control time, betrayed Luke.

In the final book, Luke turns out good and although his body was taken over by Kronnos, his soul survived and he managed to destroy Kronnos. By destroying Kronnos, Luke also destroyed himself. He sacrificed himself to end the war and after both Luke and Kronnos were destroyed, the war between the half bloods ended; otherwise a new generation of Titans could have continued endless wars.