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All Hail, Gleeson Hedge! Everyone’s Favourite… Rogue…? Satyr Who Loves Calling Everyone Cupcake


Look out, Cupcakes! Coach Gleeson Hedge is coming out swinging! We thought we would have fun and talk about characters from the Percy Jackson universe. We’ve been listening to the audiobooks for Heroes of Olympus, and the character we love the most is Coach Hedge, the satyr assigned to guide Leo Valdez, Piper MacLean and Jason Grace to Camp Half-Blood.

So, who is the Gleeson Hedge? Let’s jump in, shall we?

Violent But Has A Big Heart

Gleeson Hedge’s parents were a satyr and a cloud nymph. One of his earliest charges was Clarisse La Rue, a daughter of Ares. From the moment he met her, he knew immediately that she had a ton of potential, given her love of violence, and he successfully got her to Camp Half-Blood.

Something mysterious happened to his mother during his time as Clarisse’s protector, and he never knew what had happened to her. So when fellow protector Grover Underwood came under fire from the Council of Cloven Elders, Gleeson sided with Underwood, forcing the council’s wrath.

Gleeson was expelled and banished to Canada for being too violent and unpredictable. He was disappointed that he could not fight on the frontline with his fellow satyrs during the Second Titan War as he was still stuck in Canada.

Protecting Jason, Piper and Leo

After the war had concluded, Hedge was assigned to take three demigods, the Roman demigod son of Jupiter, Jason Grace and Greek demigods Piper MacLean, a daughter of Aphrodite and Leo Valdez, a son of Hephaestus, to Camp Half-Blood. He served as the coach at the Wilderness School and had to reveal his true nature when his demigod charges came under attack on a field trip.

During the attack that saw Annabeth Chase, a daughter of Athena and Butch, a son of Iris, extract the demigods, Gleeson is taken by the enemy and frozen in a cage. Jason, Piper and Leo didn’t know what had happened to him. That is until they found him on their quest to rescue the Queen of the Gods, Hera.

Meeting Mellie

After being freed by the demigods, Gleeson accompanies them, and they meet Aeolus. His assistant is an Aura named Mellie, whom the satyr falls in love with at first sight. Upon their deadline, the demigods go one way, and Hedge volunteers to take Piper’s dad, Tristan, home and care for him.

Mellie joins Gleeson and Tristan, becoming a vital part of Tristan’s team. Six months later, the aura and satyr are dating. Mellie remains behind to watch Tristan while Hedge is on his mission with the demigods.

Sometime later, Gleeson and Mellie get married and welcome a son, Chuck.

Flighty And Fiesty

Unlike Grover, who loves nature, Gleeson uses a baseball bat and loves running around yelling, “Die!” at his enemies. He also enjoys being the voice of authority, much to his charges’ destain.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!