Percy Jackson

Explaining Mythomagic From The Percy Jackson Books

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When Percy Jackson fans think Mythomagic, they usually think of the production company that Rick and Becky Riordan set up. However, that is not what we’re talking about in this post. No, we’re going to discuss the inspiration behind the name.

Beginning in Percy Jackson book 3, Titan’s Curse, readers are introduced to Mythomagic, a card and figurine game similar to the real-life game Magic: The Gathering.

There is not a ton of information on the game outside of a handful of cards, which include:

  • Dionysus
  • Manticore
  • Zeus
  • Hades
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Kronos
  • Ares
  • Katobleps

The game is also based on Greek Mythology, and the rules are complicated.

Nico Di Angelo and Frank Zhang are former players.

After the death of Bianca, Percy gives Nico the figurine she found of Hades, but he doesn’t accept it as he blames Jackson for his sister’s death. However, he does end up taking the figurine later. It’s also through this that Percy realises that Hades is Nico (and Bianca)’s father.

The Sun And The Star

During the Sun and the Star events, Nico tells his boyfriend, Will Solace, that Mythomagic has been around since at least the 1940s, and it was a game he played back then, too.

In a dream, Bianca, her, and Nico’s mother, Maria, appear and give Nico a Zeus figure and his game stats. Maria comments that she remembers how much Nico loved playing the same when he was a young boy and how it was to separate him and the game.

Promotional Material

Mythomagic cards were created as promo material for the upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians Disney+ television series of the three lead characters.

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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!

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