You don’t need to be a Classics major or an expert in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures to appreciate Classical Myth. When I say Classical Myth, I don’t mean just Greek Myth – although it did make the biggest contribution. Classical Myth however, is Greek, Roman, Sumerian, and even Egyptian Myth, all of which shared Indo-European origins. These Ancient cultures and their myths have set the stepping stones for modern literature and storytelling as we know it today. Almost every trope, every story, every plot twist know to humanity has somehow – consciously or unconsciously – been inspired by Classical Myth. There is no such thing as a “new” idea; every story in fiction today is, in a way, an extension or a retelling of an older one. Ideas don’t just appear out of thin air, they’re slowly formed and executed.
Rick Riordan is author of the hit series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. To celebrate his birthday, take our quiz to find out which Greek god or goddess you would be!
On April 27th, Rick Riordan announced via Twitter and his blog that a preliminary search has begun to find an actor to play Percy Jackson for the upcoming Disney+ series.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is officially being adapted into a TV series at Disney+! Now this is not the first time the popular book series is getting the live action treatment though many fans have tried to scrub the memory of the 2010 film and it’s 2013 sequel from their memories. Hopefully the second time around finally produces an adaptation that fans don’t active try to deny actually exists, but going into it here are my hopes (and or fears) for the upcoming series.