Percy is the most relatable character that I think Riordan has written. He’s successful due to dumb luck a lot, he’s constantly confused, and he really didn’t ask for the challenges he’s been given. I find myself being able to put myself in his shoes a lot.
I took one of those quizzes, like the Buzzfeed quizzes, and as it turns out I would be a child of Poseidon. That’s why I think I can relate to Percy so much, he’d be my half brother in that universe. I see a lot of myself in Percy, and growing up it was great to have a character that felt like me. I read these in middle school or early high school, I can’t exactly remember, and Percy was always my favorite.
I find solace next to the ocean, I grew up about 15 minutes away from the Pacific, and it’s always been a big part of my life. I learned how to swim when I was about three, and I’ve loved water ever since. There’s something about it that’s freeing. Granted, I do most of my swimming in the river or lake and not the ocean, because the ocean is dangerous around here, but I love water nonetheless.
If I could have Percy’s powers I’d take them in a heartbeat, his are coolest in my opinion. He can heal in the water, breathe underwater, and communicate with sea creatures. Percy is like a cool Aquaman. I’d totally be happy to be the daughter of Poseidon and wield the powers of the ocean.
Have you read Percy Jackson? Who do you think would be your Greek god/goddess parent? Let me know in the comments!