The Arts

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief

Zeus' Lightening Bolt.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief is due to hit theaters. A modern re-telling of the Perseus tale adapted to film from the book by Rick Riordan.

Greek gods and monsters enter Percy (Perseus) Jackson’s world from his high school mythology text books and he’s the target of their vengeance.  Percy is to blame for the disappearance of Zeus’ lightening bold. On a mission to find the real lightening thief, Percy embarks on a heroic journey.

The great gods, goddesses and monsters of Greek myth – Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Medusa, Aphrodite, Persephone, Dionysus, Chiron, Demeter, Hera, Athena come together in an adventure in modern times.

Medusa played by Uma Thurman

Percy is a demigod with an affinity to the water as his father is Poseidon.  Zeus is the brother to Poseidon and Hades, and his sisters were Hera, Hestia and Demeter.

Zeus is the ancient ruler of the sky and universe, father of Gods and men, ancient Greek God of Thunder and Lightening also known as Jupiter to the Romans. Jupiter is often assigned to the Emperor card in the Tarot. He received his Lightening bolt from the giant Cyclops. Zeus (djeus) means “light of heaven.” His position as the supreme ruler and judge of the 12 major Gods and Goddesses, The Olympians of Mount Olympus is gained after he overthrows the earthly Titans.  Through this he symbolizes the collective consciousness emerging in the eternal spirit trumping the fate of the body (physical domain).  Chief of justice he was seen to be fair except when angered, where his lightening bolt would become a vengeful, destructive weapon.


Much like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson goes on a number of adventures in a series of books.  The Lightening Thief being the first book in the series by Rick Riordan.  To follow are:

  • The Sea of Monsters
  • The Titan’s Curse
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The Last Olympian.

One thing we love at Symbolic Living, is myth on the silver screen.

Check out the Clash of the Titans and O-Cast in Entertaining Gods.


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