Percy Jackson & the Olympians, often shortened to just Percy Jackson, is a pentalogy of adventure and fiction books written by Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief is about a twelve-year-old dyslexic ADHD boy, Percy Jackson. Once after returning home from his boarding school, Percy and his mother Sally Jackson, decide to go to the beach in Montauk. After a series of tragedies at Montauk beach, including thinking that he has lost his mother, Percy finds out that he is a demigod, and son of Poseidon, the God of Sea. He also discovers that he is accused of stealing the weapon of Zeus, the lightning bolt. Now, to clear his name of this thievery, and to save the world of World War III, he must find the real thief and return the lightning bolt to Zeus. Thus Percy Jackson and two companions, the satyr Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase, a daughter of Athena, start on a journey to the underworld and the god of the underworld, Hades.
More than 20 million copies of the books have been sold in more than 35 countries.
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to throw light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.
Greek mythology is explicitly embodied in a large collection of narratives, and implicitly in Greek representational arts, such as vase-paintings and votive gifts. Greek myth attempts to explain the origins of the world, and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and mythological creatures. These accounts initially were disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition; today the Greek myths are known primarily from Greek literature.
Perseus "Percy" Jackson (also known as "seaweed brain") is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and a protagonist in the sequel series The Heroes of Olympus, which are part of the chroniclesCamp Half-Blood.
Percy is the son of Poseidon, called Neptune(Roman Form) in The Heroes of Olympus. He begins in The Lightning Thief as a troubled twelve-year-old boy with dyslexia and ADHD. When his class takes a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of his teachers turns into a Fury and attacks him. His friend Grover then reveals himself to be a satyr and takes Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a place where demigods can train. Percy then learns that he, being a child of Poseidon, is mentioned in the Great Prophecy given by the Oracle. With the help of the other demigods at Camp Half-Blood, Percy defeats the forces of Kronos and saves the camp.
The Teen Titans, also known as the New Teen Titans, Billys, or simply the Titans, is a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, often in an eponymous monthly series. As the group's name suggests, its membership is usually composed of teenaged superheroes.
The first incarnation of the team unofficially debuted in The Brave and the Bold #54 (1964) as a "junior Justice League" featuring Dick Grayson, Kid Flash (Wally West), and Aqualad, the sidekicks of Justice League members Batman, the Flash, and Aquaman, respectively. The group then made its first appearance under the name "Teen Titans" in The Brave and the Bold #60, joined by Wonder Girl (Donna Troy), the younger sister of Wonder Woman. Green Arrow's sidekick, Speedy (Roy Harper), later took Aqualad's place in the lineup.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry which records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience.
The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.