What influenced Rick Riordan?

What influenced Rick Riordan?

Inspired by one son’s reading difficulties, Riordan began to create stories about Percy Jackson, a young demigod who comes from a dysfunctional family. He chose mythology because that was the only subject that his son found enjoyable.

What mythologies did Rick Riordan write about?

Popular children’s author Rick Riordan says he wants to bring Thor and Odin and other Norse gods into the modern world. Kids’ author Rick Riordan has written series centered around Greek and Egyptian mythology.

What was Rick Riordan inspiration for Percy Jackson?

He conceived the idea for the Percy Jackson series as bedtime stories about ancient Greek heroes for his son Haley. Haley had been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, inspiring Riordan to make the titular protagonist ADHD and dyslexic.

What are three interesting facts about Rick Riordan?

Fun Facts about Rick Riordan

  • The Kane Chronicles centers around Egyptian mythology versus Greek mythology in the Percy Jackson series.
  • He likes to play video games with his kids.
  • Rick has two sons, Haley and Patrick Riordan.
  • Over 20 million of his books are in print and growing.
  • His name is pronounced Ryer-dan.

What did Rick Riordan teach?

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. While teaching in San Antonio, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award. While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups.

Who is the father of Percy Jackson in the Percy Jackson series?


Percy Jackson
Title Son of Poseidon Son of Neptune Hero of Olympus
Significant other Annabeth Chase
Relatives Sally Jackson (mother) Poseidon (father) Paul Blofis (stepfather) Gabe Ugliano (former stepfather, deceased) Amphitrite (stepmother) Tyson (half-brother) Triton (half-brother)
Nationality American

Why did Rick Riordan make Percy Poseidon’s son?

Sally Jackson named her son, Percy, after him because he was one of the only heroes in the myths to have a happy ending. Percy did the same in The Sea of Monsters. However, Perseus was a demigod son of Zeus, as opposed to Percy Jackson who is the demigod son of Poseidon.

Who is Rick Riordan’s favorite god?

I’ve always liked Poseidon because I love the sea — how it can be so calm and gentle one day, then angry and violent the next. I also wanted Percy’s dad to be powerful, but not too powerful. If his dad was Zeus, that would make his life too easy, and it would’ve been too obvious.

How much money does Rick Riordan make in a year?

Rick Riordan is one of the highest paid authors in the world. He earned $13 million in 2014 alone. Between June 2016 and June 2017, Rick Riordan earned $11 million.