Hey, all — congratulations to everyone who wrote in and answered all my Percy Jackson trivia questions, even the really self-aggrandizing one about my favorite band ever! Here are the answers, along with the original questions:
1. On his travels in Sea of Monsters, Mr. Jackson meets Circe. What does she turn him into?
"A guinea pig" – A Major Bibliophile
BONUS: What similar animal does Circe turn Odysseus into? "odysseus wasn't changed into an animal, his crew mates were changed into swine" – rachel (Good catch, rachel, I'm wrong and you're absolutely right! Fifty gold stars!)
2. Annabeth teaches Percy about "hubris" — a key element of the Icarus myth. How did Icarus die?
"flying too close to the sun" – rachel
(DOUBLE BONUS: What awesome heavy metal band wrote a song about this? "Iron Maiden?I DON'T KNOW!" - songheart (Exactly right, songheart!)
3. Which famous pirate do Percy and Annabeth meet?
"Blackbeard" - dramateller
4. Who was the original hero associated with the quest for the Golden Fleece?
"Jason" - A Major Bibliophile
(ULTRA OBSCURE) What old man was changed into a rock by Hermes for betraying him?
"The old man of Onchestus." – songheart
Congratulations again, everybody! Now celebrate by buying yourself some Iron Maiden albums and air guitaring until your fingers fall off!
Less talk, more rock, Splotters!
— Jack, STACKS Staffer