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mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • So .... these Pillars of Hercules.
    p. 322.0
  • "In the old days," Annabeth said, "they called this area the Pillars of Hercules.
    p. 321.7
  • Hercules, huh?
    p. 321.8
  • "Hercules," Jason said.
    p. 323.0
  • If that's really Hercules, sailing or flying away wouldn't do any good.
    p. 323.3
  • "Won't Hercules be on our side?" she asked hopefully.
    p. 323.5
  • Seven of us against Hercules.
    p. 323.8
  • At least Jason and Hercules have something in common.
    p. 324.1
  • Piper had heard tons of stories about Hercules.
    p. 324.6
  • And did the purple color mean he was the Roman version of Hercules rather than the Greek?
    p. 325.0
  • Hercules watched them with no particular emotion, as if they were some form of seabird he had never noticed before.
    p. 325.6
  • Hercules said.
    p. 325.8
  • Piper wanted to elbow him, but Hercules looked more amused than annoyed.
    p. 325.9
  • Hercules glared at the sky accusingly, like he wanted to have words with his father, Zeus.
    p. 326.2
  • Hercules fixed those brilliant blue eyes on her.
    p. 326.3
  • Hercules snarled.
    p. 326.4
  • "Not much difference," Hercules grumbled.
    p. 326.8
  • Then the Romans came along and named me Hercules.
    p. 326.8
  • "At any rate," Hercules said, "if you're Jupiter's son, you might understand.
    p. 327.0
  • "As for you, my dear," Hercules said, "be careful.
    p. 327.2
  • "So, Lord Hercules," she said, "we're on a quest.
    p. 327.4
  • Hercules shrugged.
    p. 327.5
  • Hercules sounded relayed and easygoing, but lie still made Piper nervous.
    p. 328.3
  • "So anyway," Hercules said, "what's your quest?"
    p. 328.4
  • "Giants," Hercules muttered.
    p. 328.5
  • Piper should've been thinking faster, but Hercules had unsettled her.
    p. 328.7
  • Suddenly Hercules's expression was like the cliffs of Gibraltar—a solid, unforgiving sheet of stone.
    p. 328.8
  • Hera had been Hercules's mortal enemy.
    p. 328.9
  • "But here you are," Hercules said, all friendliness gone.
    p. 329.0
  • "Like I said," Hercules grumbled, "don't believe everything you hear.
    p. 329.2
  • "You understand nothing," Hercules said coldly.
    p. 329.4
  • "That's horribly sad, Lord Hercules.
    p. 329.8
  • Hercules hesitated.
    p. 329.8
  • Hercules waited, as if this information should send them running in terror.
    p. 329.9
  • And," Hercules said, "I want you to break off his other horn and bring it to me."
    p. 330.0
  • From under his robes, Hercules took a small book and tossed it to Piper.
    p. 330.3
  • The title read: The Hercules Guide to the Mare Nostrum.
    p. 330.5
  • "Bring me that horn by sundown," Hercules said.
    p. 330.5
  • "Well, Achelous will kill you, obviously," Hercules said.
    p. 330.8
  • "I'd get going," Hercules said coldly.
    p. 330.9
  • THE HERCULES GUIDE TO THE MARE NOSTRUM didn't help much with snakes and mosquitoes.
    p. 331.0
  • "Says Hercules fought him one time," Jason offered.
    p. 332.3
  • Hercules fought ninety-nine percent of everything in Ancient Greece.
    p. 332.3
  • Pillars of Hercules ....
    p. 332.4
  • Attractions: Hercules and two pillars.
    p. 332.5
  • —that came from the Spanish coat of arms, which showed the Pillars of Hercules with a banner curling between them.
    p. 332.6
  • Here's a tiny reference to Achelous: This river god fought Hercules for the hand of the beautiful Deianira.
    p. 332.8
  • During the struggle, Hercules broke off one of the river god's horns, which became the first cornucopia."
    p. 332.8
  • "Hercules married her," Jason said.
    p. 333.1
  • Piper remembered what Hercules had told them: his first family dead, his second wife dead after being tricked into poisoning him.
    p. 333.2
  • She wondered what Hercules had wanted to tell her about the sons of Zeus.
    p. 333.7
  • She wondered if Hercules had ever been as positive as Jason—more upbeat, confident, quick to comfort.
    p. 333.9
  • She was tempted to send an Iris-message, but Hercules had warned them not to contact their friends.
    p. 334.1
  • Piper wasn't sure what Hercules would do if he were bothered further.
    p. 334.2
  • She imagined Coach Hedge getting impatient and aiming a ballista at the man in purple, or eidolons possessing the crew and forcing them to commit suicide-by-Hercules.
    p. 334.3
  • We didn't want to bother you, but Hercules sent us."
    p. 336.1
  • Hercules!
    p. 336.2
  • "Perhaps that's why he didn't protest when the Romans renamed him Hercules.
    p. 336.4
  • Hercules is nothing if not image-conscious.
    p. 336.4
  • The bull-man spoke with bitterness but familiarity, as if Hercules was an old friend who had lost his way.
    p. 336.5
  • But whether they put us so close together to punish me or Hercules, I have never been sure.
    p. 336.8
  • It's just that Heracles—Hercules—whoever he is, got mad at us and sent us here."
    p. 336.9
  • She described how their team of Greeks and Romans had come together, and how Hercules had thrown a temper tantrum when he found out Hera was behind it.
    p. 337.1
  • My girl, do you know the cause of my fight with Hercules?
    p. 337.9
  • The Hercules Guide to Mare Nostrum.
    p. 338.1
  • She was promised to me, until Hercules butted in.
    p. 339.4
  • Instead, she went off with Hercules.
    p. 339.7
  • Hercules was much too wrapped up in his own problems to be a good husband.
    p. 339.8
  • Hera made him crazy, and Hercules had to do the penance?
    p. 340.0
  • She became jealous of Hercules's many affairs.
    p. 340.2
  • A crafty centaur named Nessus told her that if she wanted Hercules to be faithful forever, she should spread some centaur blood on the inside of Hercules's favorite shirt.
    p. 340.4
  • A crafty centaur named Nessus told her that if she wanted Hercules to be faithful forever, she should spread some centaur blood on the inside of Hercules's favorite shirt.
    p. 340.4
  • Unfortunately Nessus was lying because he wanted revenge on Hercules.
    p. 340.5
  • Deianira followed his instructions, but instead of making Hercules a faithful husband—
    p. 340.5
  • Hercules died a painful death.
    p. 340.6
  • Jason would never be like Hercules.
    p. 340.8
  • Hera had manipulated their relationship, just as she had manipulated Hercules.
    p. 340.9
  • Piper wanted to believe that Jason could never go into a murderous frenzy like Hercules had.
    p. 340.9
  • "Hercules is a god now," Achelous said.
    p. 341.1
  • "Hercules wants my other horn in order to humiliate me," Achelous said.
    p. 341.4
  • No doubt Hercules would keep the cornucopia for himself.
    p. 341.6
  • She was starting to hate Hercules.
    p. 341.8
  • If Hercules doesn't get that horn, he'll kill us and our friends."
    p. 342.1
  • "I can't let Hercules have my other horn.
    p. 344.2
  • "I promise I won't let Hercules get the horn!"
    p. 344.6
  • Hercules is despicable.
    p. 344.7
  • Hercules would be angry, but I can protect you from him.
    p. 345.4
  • "You promised Hercules wouldn't get my horn."
    p. 346.6
  • They had to get back to Hercules quickly, or their friends would die.
    p. 347.7
  • If you had to lie about not giving it to Hercules, well—
    p. 347.9
  • Hercules will kill—
    p. 347.9
  • "Hercules doesn't deserve this."
    p. 348.0
  • Hercules was a bitter, selfish jerk.
    p. 348.1
  • She wasn't going to go along with what Hercules wanted just because he was handsome and strong and scary.
    p. 348.5
  • Hercules didn't deserve a horn of plenty.
    p. 348.6
  • Hercules was waiting right where they'd left him.
    p. 348.8
  • And, seeing Hercules again, she felt more certain than ever she couldn't give him what he wanted.
    p. 349.0
  • Hercules didn't exactly brighten when he saw Piper carrying the bull's horn, but his scowl lines lessened.
    p. 349.1
  • Hercules snapped his fingers.
    p. 349.3
  • Hercules stared at her as if she were speaking in Japanese.
    p. 349.6
  • The veins on Hercules's neck turned as purple as his robes.
    p. 349.9
  • Piper pointed the mouth of the horn at Hercules.
    p. 350.3
  • A torrent of fresh fruit, baked goods, and smoked hams completely buried Hercules.
    p. 350.8
  • Piper heard Hercules shrieking and struggling somewhere underneath.
    p. 350.9
  • As the island retreated from view, Hercules's head broke above the mound of goodies.
    p. 351.4
  • Jason summoned a gale so strong, it pushed them into the sky, while Percy sent a ten-foot-tall wave against the shore, knocking Hercules down a second time, in a cascade of seawater and pineapples.
    p. 351.8
  • After all that, they had arrived at the Pillars of Hercules, and Percy had to stay aboard ship while Jason the Big Shot visited his half brother.
    p. 352.3
  • Hercules, the most famous demigod of all time, and Percy didn't get to meet him either.
    p. 352.4
  • Okay, sure, from what Piper said afterward, Hercules was a jerk, but still ....
    p. 352.6
  • After leaving the Pillars of Hercules—unscathed except for a few coconuts lodged in the hull's bronze plating—the ship traveled by air for a few hundred miles.
    p. 353.6
  • Every Greek or Roman hero had sailed these waters—from Hercules to Aeneas.
    p. 361.3
  • Since they'd left the Pillars of Hercules yesterday evening, Jason had seemed distracted.
    p. 473.9
  • Hercules had been a pretty huge disappointment as a big brother, and the old river god Achelous had said some unflattering things about the sons of Jupiter.
    p. 474.0
  • "Hercules was a jerk," he said, as if reading her thoughts.
    p. 475.6
  • She'd only been able to bury Hercules in groceries when she had concentrated on all her positive experiences with Jason.
    p. 497.1
  • The few times Percy and Jason had worked together—summoning the storm at Fort Sumter, helping the Argo II escape the Pillars of Hercules, even filling the nymphaeum—Percy had felt more confident, better able to figure out problems, as if he'd been a Cyclops his whole life and suddenly woke up with two eyes.
    p. 527.9

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