‘Percy Jackson’ 10th Anniversary: Which Fairly GOD Parent Would You Choose?


Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. (Don’t you feel old too?) We are very excited to be one of the Percy Pack websites to celebrate Percy Jackson’s anniversary for the next few months. We have many posts (and GIVEAWAYS!) planned out, but first, let’s introduce you to the mythical and awesome world of Percy Jackson.

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse–Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends–one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena–Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

At Camp Half Blood, all of the demigods are housed by their God parent, ultimately bunking with their half-siblings. Each Olympian God has different powers and personalities. TYF writer Lauren Wengrovitz introduces most of the Olympian Gods in the Percy Jackson series below. VOTE for which Olympian God is your favorite!


Zeus is the King of the Olympian Gods. He is a member of the “Big Three,” who took a vow not to have children with humans. Despite that vow, Zeus’ daughter, Thalia Grace, is the reason that the protective barrier exists around Camp Half-Blood. Children of Zeus have the ability to control the air, weather, lighting, and electricity.


Poseidon is the god of the sea. Also a member of the “Big Three,” he too broke the oath not to have children; his son is the Percy Jackson. Poseidon and his children have the ability to breathe underwater and can control water and the ocean.


Known as the god of the underworld, Hades is the third member of the “Big Three.” He also broke the oath, resulting in siblings Bianca and Nico. His children have the power to control ghosts/spirits.


Child of Zeus and Hera, Ares is the god of war. As a result, his children are skilled in all things battle-related. His daughter Clarisse appears in multiple Percy Jackson books.


Athena is the goddess of wisdom. Her children are skilled in battle, strategy, wisdom (of course), and even crafts (remember her weaving battle with Arachne?). Her daughter Annabeth Chase plays a huge role throughout the entire series.


Hermes is the messenger god. As messenger, Hermes is the only god able to safely travel in and out of the underworld. His son, Luke Castellan, plays a vital role throughout the entire series.



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Gabrielle is 27 years old and lives in Chicago. She enjoys writing about film, TV, and books, but occasionally writes about music as well. In addition to writing for TheYoungFolks.com, she also the editor-in-chief and a co-founder. In her spare time, she’s either watching more movies and shows or reading more books, while continuously checking Twitter, which she may or may not be addicted to… Feel free to email her your thoughts, ideas and questions.
  • Taylor Jackson

    I chose Nike because I love sports and being active!

  • Denise M

    I chose Poseidon because i love the water

  • Ashley Christy

    I chose Athena because she has always been my favorite goddess. I love that she is smart and strong. Based on her representation in the PJ books, she probably isn’t the best choice, as she is not the nicest and has a pretty contentious relationship with Percy and Poseidon, but she is Annabeth’s mom and Annabeth is my favorite PJ character, so that works out well!

    (Also, you can’t help but love a goddess whose counterpart is Minerva, which is MacGonagall’s first name. I live a Minerva McGonagall appreciate life.)

  • Autumn

    I’ve always been a fan of Dionysus, he’s like the cool uncle type.

  • Taylor

    Good post!

  • Cindy

    Hades, because he’s cool and I like his powers.

  • Jason Gomez

    I would choose Zeus. He’s the king of the Gods. I would have Hercules as a half brother.

  • Rom Kruse

    Zeus, why not

  • Daniel M

    zues because he’s the ruler

  • Amelia

    I would chose Zues because he is the big boss :)

  • Vero

    Athena because she is smart :)

  • Tabathia

    I chose Hestia because she is goddess of hearth and she is about coming home.

  • bill norris

    I like the water powers that you would gain.

  • HDGK

    Athena because she’s strong and wise.

  • Shivella

    Tyche because I’m known to have some pretty bad luck and having her as my mom would help.

  • Nicole Moy

    Athena because she is wise and a good strategist. She has always been my favorite Greek goddess.

  • i love books alot

    athena because she is wise

  • Ashley R.

    I chose Zeus because he is strong and bold and focused! Every day would be a learning lesson and life would be interesting!

  • Jonathan Khoo

    Zeus because he’s just that badass, life would never be boring. Plus having said powers as a demigod would be awesome :)

  • bookbunny68

    I am a big fan of the ocean and the beach, so Poseidon it is.

  • MozzyMcBozzy

    Athena, I think… But what about Poseidon?!?!?!?!?! Idk…

  • jenny