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"The Lightning Thief" References to Greek Mythology

List From Book I of Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series


Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief (the first volume of Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series) mentions many names familiar from Greek mythology. Here you'll find further information on the explicit mythological references and some more subtle mythological allusions. The order attempts to follow the sequence of mentions in the book. On the following page, you'll find an alphabetical list of Riordan's references to Greek mythology.

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