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Interview with demigods, Annabeth Chase.
By Hecate, goddess of new moon, crossroads and magic.

Today I happened to come across a demigod while I was visiting camp today to do some buisness with Chiron. I am quite impressed with demigods. The camp looked great. All the campers were quite respectful of me. Here is the interview I had with Annabeth:

Me: Hello annabeth. Hecate, reporter for the Olympus Weekly. Mind if I ask some questions?

Annabeth: No please do.

Me: I have heard your designing the architecture for Mount Olympus.

Annabeth: Yes it’s actually going very well. Daedleus’ designs are helping ALOT. Of course, Percy TRIES to help, but he still has, ah, creative, ideas.

Me: That is nice. Would you mind giving us a preview on it? Ah this Percy fellow. The one who helped save olympus right?

Annabeth: Of course, i did most of the planning, but he still. And you probably know by now, we ARE a couple. Thank you.

Me: Yes yes. I am glad to hear that young minds enaage is such great things! No problem dear! Ah. And your relationship with this percy. Does posidean approve? He is Athena’s enemy.

Annabeth: Well, because the Gods cant engage in contact with their children, im not sure. Though, i know for sure, that Athena does not completely approve.

Me: Aha. I can imagine. Lucky she can’t, percy would be a spider in seconds. Tell me about this percy wht do you like about him.

Annabeth: Well, ah, we’ve been through alot together. Quests, the battle in Manhatten. I know him so well, and he’s….amazing, loyal (fatal flaw) He’s just so loveable.

Me: That is nice. I am no godess of love. But he seems like a great demigod.

Annabeth: He is. So, any other questions? I have a strategy to perfect for Capture the Flag.

Me: Hm. How is this camp? Anything new down there. Ah. What is capture the flag?

After, that the demigod had to return to an archery class.
What an interesting interview. I hope to interview some new demigods later.

May the magic be with you
-Hecate

An Interview With the Gods
by Astraea goddess of justice, innocence and purity

Many people know the basics to the 12 Olympians, but no one has ever really gotten to sit down with them and talk. That is exactly what I intend to do. In this interview I got some pretty interesting information. First up, the mighty king of the gods, Lord Zeus.

Me: Hello lord Zeus. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me.

Zeus: Of course.

Me: I’ll just be asking some basic questions on your favorite things and such. First question, What is your favorite color?

Zeus: Yellow, it’s the color of power, and my masterbolt.

Me: Your favorite song?

Zeus: Justice in Olympus by the muses.

Me: How interesting. What is your favorite animal?

Zeus: Eagle, of course.

Me: I should have guessed. What is it like to be the king of the gods?

Zeus: Mostly annoying, they argue a lot. Next question.

Me: How would you define justice?

Zeus: You should know, you’re a goddess of justice yourself!

Me: Ya, but no one wants to hear what I say. Its you that they are interested about.

Zeus: Justice is the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness.

Me: You just got that from dictionary.com didn’t you?

Zeus: Your point?

Me: Moving on. Thank you for doing this interview with me!

I had to end that interview early. He looked like he wanted to step on me.

Next up Poseidon!

Me: What is your favorite color?

Poseidon: Sea-green. Isn’t that supposed to be obvious?

Me: What is your favorite song?

Poseidon: Oh, well there’s this lovely song the sea turtles once made for me. It doesn’t exactly have a name.

Me: Your favorite animal?

Poseidon: I have an entire kingdom full of sea creatures that are able to read this and you expect me to answer that?

I had to end this conversation for the same reason.

I wasn’t able to get an interview with Hera, sorry readers.

Me: What is your favorite color?

Hermes: Uhh… wait… oh ya it’s probably blue. I don’t know why.

Me: Hey give me back my cell phone!!!

Hermes: You gotta catch me first!

He disappeared. I never caught him. Never saw my cell phone again.

Me: What is your favorite color?

Athena: All colors are beautiful.

Me: What is your favorite song?

Athena: Wisdom and Courage by the muses, it has such good melody and lyrics and it just gives off so much emotion. It clearly explains how wisdom is linked to courage which hardly anybody knows anymore. Not to mention the perfect combination of tone and ….

Ya she went on like that FOREVER! Eventually I got her to stop

Me: How would you define wisdom?

Athena: Wisdom is an art and a beauty. It’s now how smart people are. People mistake wisdom for knowledge, but it’s not the same. Wisdom is the knowledge you gain from life experience. Why do you think old people are sometimes counted as wise?

She went on and on and on. It was difficult not to fall asleep. I’d probably have to fill 20 newspapers with her long speech on wisdom. No disrespect intended.

Me: What is your favorite color?

Aphrodite: Pink is a girl’s best friend! Turquoise is such a pretty color though. It totally matches my eyes.

Me: Your eyes are brown, wait now they’re green, and now pink. Moving on. What is your favorite song?

Aphrodite: Either Lovely by the muses or Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. Both songs make me feel TRULY beautiful!

Me: What is love truly?

Aphrodite: I’m SO glad you asked!

Well she started explaining at first and then moved on to criticizing my outfit and giving me fashion tips. I gotta say, it actually REALLY helped.

Next interview.

Me: What is your favorite color?

Apollo: Red, red is just so…cool and rhymy.

Me: What do you mean?

Apollo: Well there are a TON of things that rhyme with red:

Fed
Bed
head
dead
Read
Said
Led
Ed (name)
Ahead
Airhead
Bedhead
Bread
Daybed
Head
Shed
Bed
Flatbed
Sled
lead
Ned (name)
dead
thread
shed
Ted (name)
Med (abbreviation)
bled
bread
bred
dead
dread
dread
ed
fed
fled
Fred
Freda
GED
Jed
lead
led
Ned
read
shed
shred
sled
sped
spread
stead
thread
tread
wed
led
lead
bread
fed
said
shed
shred
bed
lead (as in past tense)
led
wed
cred
sped
bed
speed
spread

Me: That is a LOT! anyway next question. What’s it like to ride on the sun?

Apollo: Ever hear the song Walking on Sunshine? Ya, its kinda like that.

Me: What’s your favorite song?

Apollo: You realize your asking ME this don’t you? God of music and poetry, ring any bells?

Me: I know I’m not stupid!

Apollo: Ok, ok go on…

Me: (sticks tongue out at Apollo like little girl)

Apollo: (blows me to smithereens)

I really regret THAT interview! I’m still sore.

Me: Your peaceful right?

Demeter: Ummm…. yes?

Me: Good. What is your favorite color?

Demeter: Green because it is nature’s color.

Me: What is your favorite animal?

Demeter: I’ve always loved rabbits. They are so kind and peaceful and oblivious to the cruel world that surrounds them.

Me: What is your favorite song?

Demeter: The bird song by the birds. It may just sound like tweets and chirps but its so much more!

Me: How do you feel about Hades?

Demeter: He doesn’t eat enough cereal.

By this point I am thankful for a decent interview but Demeter had to get going.

Artemis wasn’t able to give an interview at this moment.

I was to scared to give Dionysus an interview. Sorry but I chickened out. Don’t judge me!!!

Hecate: Oh, that must be teribble. Apollo does seem to be…very touchy. I think Athenas furious with me from my last interview. My house is littered with owls. And when an owl sees me it tries to poop on me.

Camp is nice. We should go there together. There are some very IMMATURE campers who asked me to grant them WISHES. I am no fairy!!

Demeter’s Kitchen
by: Demeter, goddess of agriculture

Today’s recipe is very simple. Do you like Popsicles? Well that’s what we’re going to make!

Ingredients:
Berries
Fruit juice
Honey (optional)
Nectar (optional)

Directions:

1) Pour as much berries into a cup as you want.
2)  Fill the cup with juice.
3) Add a little bit oh honey for an extra special flavor. Add a LITTLE! Like a teaspoon. Not all the way or else there will be too much sugar you’ll be bouncing off the walls! Trust me.
4) Throw in a few drops of ambrosia if you’d like.
5) If you’d like, you can put in a Popsicle stick.
6) Let it stay in the freezer for a couple of hours. Preferably over night.
7) Take it out of the freezer and enjoy!

Hephaestus TV Outrage
by: Astraea

I can’t count how many people love Hephaestus TV, probably somewhere around 2,334,452 people, but our favorite TV show make some important people angry.

I spoke with Ares a few days ago to find out how Hephaestus TV is ruining his social and personal life.

“It was HUMILIATING!” Ares roars with outrage. “I’m the god of war, people are supposed to honor me, not laugh at me!”

Last night’s episode of Hephaestus TV showed Ares and Aphrodite on what was supposed to be a romantic date but ended up as an embarrassing struggle for survival.

“Aphrodite and I were walking in Olympus Park when all of a sudden I black out. I wake up in a room with Kronos staring at me! It wasn’t actually Kronos of course, but how was I supposed to know? The weird robot thing looked exactly like him! I, being the brave person that I am, charge him and the rug slips out from under my feet! I want to CRUSH that old blacksmith into a ball and bake him into a pie that would highly impress Demeter.”

Ares is not the only one with this view. Many have also discussed a similar topic.

I ran into Aphrodite this morning. “My date was perfect and the HE came along!” Exclaimed Aphrodite. She seemed so furious that her face was a strange shade of red. Still surprisingly pretty. “I thought he would leave me alone but NOOOO!!!! Apparently he just HAS to embarrass me on public TV.” She buried her face in her hands. “Its not fair. You should know that.” Why do people say that? Its not like I’m a goddess of justice or anything! Oh wait, I am. Oops.

Hephaestus has a completely different view in this subject. “My show brings joy and laughter to people. Its a hilarious TV show with a five-star rating. Even Zeus approves. You should have seen last night’s episode. Ares cried like a baby.” Hephaestus seems to show no positive emotion towards the victims of his prank show. “Ares always brags, its time to show who he really is on the inside, a coward. All my show does is reveal how we all really are. You know that mortal TV show, What Would You Do or something like that? Our shows are very similar, still mine is SO much funnier. You don’t see mortals getting all angry at one simple TV show, so why should the Olympians?” I told Hephaestus that many people find his show highly embarrassing. Those people probably wouldn’t have liked his response. “So what? My pranks are harmless. People theses days just take things too seriously. They need to lighten up.”

Now you’ve heard both sides. There are some rumors going around in Olympus that Hephaestus TV will be banned, but Zeus says that he would never ban the show. “As long as I rule, Hephaestus TV will be going on and going strong. Besides, I need a few laughs now and then.”

Traffic
by: Ally Star, a wood nymph

Up here on Olympus there barley seems to be any traffic. Gorg Road along with Mar Street will be closed for today’s Running of the Goats. Cupid Park might also have a bit of traffic problems because of ditch Hephaestus had created yesterday for last night’s show.  Life of a Greek Gladiator is casting around Crescent Moon Valley so you might want to be careful when riding through South Moon Street. Otherwise Olympus seems fairly traffic free.

Aeolus Insanity
by: Kayla Nyman, Greek demigod

Aeolus has always been known as the master of the winds. His assistant Sarah said “There is no point in the title, he might as well be the god of the winds. He deserves more respect than this.” Sarah gave me a tour of Aeolus’s palace just to prove her point. “Aeolus works all the time! How would you like to spend all your free time listening to the gods fighting!” says Jennifer the harpy. Finally I got to see Aeolus at work. On live TV he looks fine but in real life you could see that his smile was strained and he looked tired. Not to mention that his personality was a bit, well, insane. He yelled at the harpies and gave them gifts afterwards which I found strange. Then he yelled at them again. Even observing him from 5 yards away I could hear the voices of the gods in his earphone. How is he not deaf? When he saw me he started yelling at me too, but Sarah saved me by saying that I’m from Olympus Weekly and my article could promote him. He got super happy after that. “I believe this is simply a case of too much work and not enough pay.” said Sally the wind aura. “Honestly could you imagine doing his job?”

Zeus obviously has a different view. “To promote him would be expensive and just too much trouble. No offense but I don’t really trust him. That is all I will say.”

Why is it that people say “No offense” when they are about to offend you?

Word of the Wise
by: Athena, goddess of wisdom and battle strategy

You can fight a thousand fights and win a thousand fights, but it is more honorable to not fight at all.

A Trip to the Underworld
By: Hecate

As your reporter. We must take risks even for a goddess of such greatness. Can’t forget that Astraea of course! Today, I have decided to partake in an adventure that I am doing simply for your cruel amusement. I am spending a week in the underworld. My connections are quite limited but thanks to my magic not as much. Hades has allowed me to talk to you demigods and other creatures still. But I did not tell him this is going to the public.

This morning I used my powers to pack everything. Food so I wouldn’t be stuck in that dreary torture, supplies and a good amount of clothing. Of course I could poof it to me anyways. I am not going to see the BEAUTIFUL sun in a while. Then, I went Hades opened up a portal for me.

“Well, thanks for staying in the Underworld. We hardly get any alive guests or goddesses of course.” He said looking awfully cheerful for a god of well er dead things. I mean would that spark your day. You wake up. Oh, I am god of all dead things and people. Yaay. No. I wasn’t expecting him to say anything so I just sang.

“I’m walking on sunshine! Oh and it feels so-oh, yes my pleasure. Mind if I ask the people er ghosts here question.” I fumbled awkwardly.

“Nice voice you have got there. Oh, no problem.” He said without a hint of sarcasm. I think THAT was my imagination boy was he a MEANIE. But I had to hold my tongue in or I would be blasted to smithereens like Astraea. Or get an early death.

“Thanks. I am going to go…” I said sidestepping away. He majorly creeped me out when he was happy. And cough cough I thought he was emo!

I passed Persephone’s garden and boy is it tempting to eat something. The flowers are like rainbow UNICORNS! And the fruits are ripe and bright. I really had to hold from eating the pomegranates. I decided to get the trail mix. I started to munch it then I heard a swoosh.

“GIMME THAT!” it screeched. It was ugly and sounded like a girl. It had this flippy hair and expensive clothes. I looked at my arm and noticed some scratches, etched in my arm was ‘JB ROX<33.’ Hm. JUSTIN BIEBER DIED AND TOOK MY TRAIL MIX.

“Curses to you!” I exclaimed shaking my fist. Now to get rid of these horrific scratches. I whisked some ointment to myself. Oh, darn. This was some old lady’s. I noticed the mark on top. I hope this wasn’t a furies! I quickly applied it and sent it back. I strided over to Persephone’s throne.

“Oh hello ghost. That way is Asphodel fields, Tartus ans the Elysian fields. Now get lost.” She grumbled and pointed to random directions. She started growing flowers all over the room.”

“Umm….” I said. Did I really look like a ghost? Oh how embarrassing to be called a ghost! She stared at me intensely for 5 minutes. I squirmed in her stare. Being stared at even for a goddess is very awkward….

“Oh..hecate! I am so dearly sorry! You are quite pale!” She exclaimed and a smile spread on her face.

“She needs more cereal!” Demeter screamed and strided in. She stuffed a spoonful of cereal in my mouth, applied some lotion on my skin and checked my sides.

“Too skinny. Needs more cereal. Oh and lotion for your white skin.” She grumbled and handed me the tube. My face flushed. More embarrassing.

“Mom…Sorry hecate.” She said and shooed her mom. Whose mouth turned into an O of surprise.

“Well..Back to the interview. How is living in the Underworld?” I asked.

“Ah. The underworld gets very bleak and gloomy sometimes. Which is even more gloomy to match Hades’ mood. I grew a nice garden here to cheer me up. It is quite nice. People get mad that I plant it because they ate a pomegranate and were stuck here. Well, that is those hogs fault. The underworld is alright I guess. Hecate, here is a plant for you. If you mix the leaves together it creates quite a good skin lotion.” She said and handed me the plant. Now I am decked with skin care I guess.

“Oh. I can see the gloomy side. Yea. Those pomegranates do look fantastic. Oh, thank you. Next question, what do you think of your husband Hades?” I asked.

“He is alright. He does have great amount of power and really cares for me. But I wish he didn’t force me to marry him. I never did want to stay down here. But still I try to support him in any way I can” She said with as hint of sadness.

“Aww. That is sweet. Next question. What do you think of the demigod Nico?” I asked.

“Oh..him. I dislike him. First, of all he needs a haircut, that long hair of his will not make him look like a skater kid. Second, he is too emo and depressed. Third, he smells like wet dog all the time.” she grumbled.

“I wonder why. Thank you for the interview!” I announced and she nodded. I decided to head off and find someplace to hand around for the night. I walked down a gray tunnel with gray rocks. I heard the soft trampling off feet.

“Someones coming!” a voice whispered sidestepping away. I created an orb of light and threw it at the direction the noises came from.

“Ah. Percy Jackson, Nico Di Angelo. Pleasure to be off your company.” I muttered staring at them as they ducked from the light.

“We..aren’t doing anything bad..Like trying…to steal something of Hades..” Nico muttered and Percy shut Nico’s mouth closed.

“You IDIOT!” he screeched. I laughed at their stupidity. Some demigods had no brains.

“Ah. I see. Percy Jackson. Very smart of you I see. Leave now!” I announced and walked over and sniffed him. She was right. He does smell like wet dog. Who knows he could be a werewolf!

“What was that for?” Nico asked.

“Nothing nothing.” I said.

“What are you doing in the Underworld anyways?” Percy asked with attitude.

“None of your business, demigod. You dare talk to me with such insolence!” I yelled and kicked them out. I sure did Hades a favor for that. I sat at the end of the tunnel and recollected my information from today. I got a lot of work done today. I lied my head down upon a rock and let sleep join me…..

Zeus’s Omnipotence

By: Astraea

Who gave Zeus the right to rule? For decades people have struggled with this question.

“Zeus is considered almighty because he controls thunder and lighting. He won this ability because Tyche was on his side during the drawing of the world, where Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew straws to determine who would control what. This control of thunder and lightning is what has given him his omnipotence.” says Hermes. Many people fail to remember that Hermes is also the god of knowledge and invention. His opinion is highly underestimated worldwide. He is actually quite intellectual.

“Zeus is a domineering ruler who had overestimated his potency. Some  people may disagree. They say that Zeus is so dynamic that he is indomitable.”

This is why I am here. Zeus has ruled far too long and I question his authority. Olympus has lost its sovereignty, but can we really do anything about it? I say we can. Not only have I noticed this but most of the minor gods/goddesses have notices this too. Even some of the 12 Olympian gods like Hermes have started asking questions. I say we take Zeus down and start rule Olympus ourselves. No longer will the world be under a dictatorship. Our forces combined will be strong enough to fight Zeus and win. Zeus knows this, he is preparing. And so starts the Olympian Civil War.

How’s THAT for justice?

Day 2 in the Underworld
By Hecate

Yes, I am back hopefully not for your amusement…

I woke up to the splash of ice cold water. An eerie laugh echoed in my brain and I woke up. I felt a cool wind pass me quickly.

“AHHH! WHAT WAS THAT??” I demanded. I recognized a laughing ghost run away. Great. I am dripping with water. I waved my hands but nothing happened. What happened to the magic I can do? Maybe, it was the tunnel! I grabbed my stuff and dashed outside. I waved my hands and I was still as cold as a penguin. Great. The goddess of magic can’t do magic. I grumbled and shook myself off like a dog. It just didn’t make sense. What happened last night?

I walked up to Hades throne. I was saving his interview for last but I HAD to talk to him. Did I come at the wrong time? A war? I barged through the doors and Hades throne was empty. I threw my hands up in exasperation. What to do now? I recognized Persephone in the corner her jaw set tightly over her pleasant face and her eyebrows set down. I hoped that I would be on her good side. She is real scary when she is mad.

“Persephone! Go figure. The goddess of magic can’t do MAGIC?” I demanded my voice echoing.

“I know. None of them can. It is strange . Hades is the only one. He went to talk to everybody in Mount Olympus. I am here to watch The Underworld. You should go!” she screeched.

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