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The Hero's Cycle: Percy Jackson & the Olympians - The Lightning Thief

A short presentation on the "Hero's Cycle" and how it relates to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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Bryce Moon

on 30 October 2014

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Transcript of The Hero's Cycle: Percy Jackson & the Olympians - The Lightning Thief

The Ordinary World:
Percy's story started off at Yancy Academy.
His background and some of the characters (Grover, Chiron, etc.) were introduced.
By Cody Bellows, Katie Gorman, and Bryce Moon
The Call to Adventure:
Percy faced Mrs. Dodds, a "fury," and temporarily destroyed her.
Refusal of the Call:
Percy began to believe Mrs. Dodds was a hallucination.
He was really suspicious because Grover acted as though he knew something (Grover was a bad liar).
Meeting with the Mentor:
Percy entered Camp Half-Blood and was mentored by Mr. Brunner, a.k.a. Chiron, a centaur.
The Hero's Cycle:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - The Lightning Thief

Crossing the Threshold:
Percy embarked on a quest along with Grover and Annabeth to retrieve the master bolt and prevent a terrible war.
This was Percy's first time out of Camp after he originally entered, which meant he was not protected from monsters any longer.
The Road Back:
Percy traveled back to New York and gave Zeus the master lightning bolt.
Conversation with Poseidon.
Gave Medusa's head to his mother.
The Resurrection:
Percy came back to Camp Half-Blood and was told the truth by Luke, how he stole the master bolt during a field trip and how Kronos would rise. After doing so Luke released a pit scorpion on Percy nearly killing him; he survived and healed up.
Tests, Allies, and Enemies:
Throughout Percy's quest, he was tested and "sorted out his allegiances."
Ex: The defeat of Medusa, the escape from Echidna.
Approach:
Percy and Co. met Ares, the God of War, and he asked them to retrieve his shield from an abandoned water park. It was a trap, but they escaped.
They traveled to Hollywood California and prepared to enter the underworld.
The Ordeal:
Percy, Grover, and Annabeth entered Hades' Domain and confronted Cerberus.
They finally faced Hades and indirectly found out the truth about what happened; due to Ares' magic, the master bolt appeared in Percy's pack.
Return with the Elixir:
Percy decided to leave Camp Half-Blood and continue his quest to defeat Luke and prevent Kronos' resurrection.
Elixir: Percy's experience and knowledge.
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Percy had the master bolt in his possession but he had to defeat Ares in hand-to-hand combat to get Hades' Helm of Darkness which he later returned.
I hope you enjoyed our first Prezi!
Easter Egg!
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