Episode #51 – Mother and Spawn

Prophecy Radio episode #51 gets into our next Monster Guide, this time about Echidna and the Chimera. Karen and Kristen also tackle all the latest news, including the title for the Solangelo book, The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure, as well as discuss Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian chapter 6. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:02:25)

Monster Guide: Echidna and the Chimera (00:16:38)

  • We decided to put these two creatures together because they kind of go hand-in-claw.
  • This episode is surprisingly relevant to our current reading because Typhon (aka Typhoeus) was her husband.
  • You can pretty much thank Echidna for all the famous Greek monsters you know.
  • We definitely question the anatomy of the Chimera.
  • Sorry, King Amisodarus, but you kind of had it coming.
  • Bellerophon seems like an interesting hero, and we can thank him for killing the Chimera.
  • How did Rick Riordan depict Echidna? We wonder if they’ll change her appearance for the show.
  • Are Kampê and Echidna related?
  • Echidna may have stepped out on Typhon to have the Sphinx.
  • Believe it or not, Echidna and the Chimera are one of the only monsters not defeated and sent to Tartarus in all of the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles.
  • How is the Chimera depicted in Percy Jackson and the Olympians?
  • Do monsters adapt their appearances to better scare modern demigods?
  • Mark us down for not wanting to go up against a monster with human intelligence.
  • Chimeras are totally a real thing in the science world.
  • We’re always gonna shout out Teen Wolf, and this week we get to do it because they also had chimeras on the show.

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian discussion (00:38:58)

  • It’s that time of the week—let’s discuss Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian chapter 6.
  • Do you think you’d like Shadow Travel as much as Percy?
  • We need some little monster Beanie Babies from Disney now.
  • Luke’s mom is a little scary, especially her eyes.
  • How does this whole Oracle thing work, and is this why the Oracle in the attic is just a dead body?
  • What did we think of Hestia and what she was trying to impart on Percy?
  • Did you realize we’ve seen her before?
  • If you didn’t already love Nico, how could you resist now?
  • Hestia really is a different kind of goddess, and we love that.
  • Paul and Mrs. O’Leary on the same page is just too much adorableness for us to process coherently.
  • Poor Sally has to make a huge decision, and we’re kind of glad she’s hesitating?
  • The Empire State Building lighting up blue in our world means SO much more now.

Feedback (01:13:26)

  • We get a wonderful email from Jubilee, who gives us a What If scenario from Lightning Thief.
  • Nephele lets us know the Iliad and Odyssey mention that the gods have their own language, and we definitely want to know more!
  • Mac also wonders if the symbols will transform into numbers on the flags on the cabins.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 52, where we’ll come up with some ideas for a Percy Jackson board game.

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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