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Riordan-verse, Trials of Apollo guesses
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2016 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Would the Blue Hole in Belize be a possibility in that sphere?

For the emperors, possibly one from each of the major periods.
So someone like Augustus from Julio-Claudian Dynasty at the start.
At least one of the Five Good Emperors (Marcus Aurelius, Antonius Pius, Hadrian, Trajan, Nerva).
An obscure figure from the mess that typified the Barracks Emperors.
And then pre-Constantine late Rome such as Diocletian.
Or maybe they are all obscure.

I'm extremely curious how the subject of extant religions would be tackled by Riordan.
Abrahamic faith and structure is obvious, but also the Vedic ones as well, which pop culture tends to muddle even worse than they do the classical stuff (not to mention not addressing the weird element of Hinduism simultaneously being monotheistic and polytheistic; depending on how you view the concept).

--FFR
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 16th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Belize is possible (certainly the most famous blue hole), but I'm wondering if we'll re-visit Reyna's home in Puerto Rico, since there was a lot of unfinished business there. (In fact, the hunters of Artemis were hanging around with the Amazons down there, so it might be a good opportunity to catch up with Artemis as well.)

I really need to bone up on my Roman emperors, possibly separate from my Jewish history classes, where "Hadrianic persecutions" tends to come up before "Five Good Emperors" ;p

There's always a danger, when dealing with large extant religions, of being SUPER offensive. Riordan has overtly religious characters in Magnus Chase (Samirah, her family, and her fiance are all devout Muslims), but not with the metaphysical and theological content. In the first book, Chiron explicitly said that we wouldn't be dealing with big-G God. (I can see two traps there. Either he turns big-G God into one of his mythverse characters -- obviously taking a stand there -- or big-G God turns out to genuinely be transcendent, which is a different kind of definite stand on the subject. Either one risks alienating readers.)
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