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Riordan-verse, Trials of Apollo guesses - The Phantom Librarian
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Riordan-verse, Trials of Apollo guesses
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2016 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)

TOA

I think the healing the heart thing referred to the trauma around her past; the abuse she faced as a child, and killing her father. One of the big topics I think this series will address is parent-on-child physical violence and its psychological ramifications, with Meg being abused and manipulated by the Beast, Apollo being kicked out of Olympus by Zeus, and through Reyna possibly.

In Greek mythology it's Apollo's role to cleanse the murderer of murder, particularly in cases of inter-familal murder as well. So this might be what Aphrodite was hinting at. A romance between them sounds strange but he did love women like Daphne, Cyrene and "Libyan Queens of Old" it's not a stretch to assume they were independent and strong willed.

I hope Riordan explores the mechanics of mythology as well. I thought there was build up to them being the product of a collective human thought but who knows if it will go that far.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 16th, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: TOA

it's Apollo's role to cleanse the murderer of murder,
Oo, I'd forgotten that (and I'm willing to bet that Riordan hasn't)... that lends credence to a theory about Reyna.

While I can totally see Apollo being attracted to Reyna -- he seems to be attracted to everything that moves -- I'm not sure it would be reciprocal, unless he has some serious character growth. And maybe, he'll have the memory of Daphne to remind him not to push it.
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