The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan
Love Quotes in The Lightning Thief
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"You see, Annabeth, a bad woman was jealous of me, long ago, when I was young. I had a…a boyfriend, you know, and this bad woman was determined to break us apart. She caused a terrible accident. My sisters stayed by me. They shared my bad fortune as long as they could, but eventually they passed on." (11.96)
Love among the gods often seems to end in violence. Here, Aunty Em (Medusa) tells the group about her lost love and what it led to.
"We're…uh…fine," Annabeth stammered. She was madly straightening her dirty T-shirt, trying to comb the loose hair out of her face. (15.29)
What do you think about Annabeth's crush on Luke? What do we know about their friendship? Does Luke like Annabeth in the same way? Do we see any other instances of romance or flirtation among the demi-gods and their friends?
"I thought she was married to somebody," I said. "Hephaestus."
"What's your point?" he asked.
"Oh." I suddenly felt the need to change the subject. (15.126-128)
Infidelity seems to be a big part of the gods' lifestyle. Even Grover doesn't seem to think that there's anything wrong with Aphrodite and Ares's love affair, or at least, he lets Percy know that their affair is not good to chit chat about. What other examples of love affairs among the gods do we see?