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Sorting the Characters of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” Series

The two great loves in my life are the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I’m not alone – many Potterheads love PJO, and many Percy Jackson fans love Potter. Both books derive from traditional mythology and folklore and follow a young boy through the new world he was thrown into, so if you like Harry Potter, I think you’ll like Percy Jackson. Although these series revolve around very different characters, I can’t help but wonder what Houses the PJO characters would be Sorted into.

Disclaimer: I have read the Percy Jackson series, the Heroes of Olympus series, and part of the Trials of Apollo, but because there are frequent character crossovers between Riordan’s series, it’s likely that I may not know everything about a character that is canon. Therefore, I am basing these Sortings solely on the Percy Jackson series.

All Artwork by Viktoria Ridzel 

 

Percy Jackson – Gryffindor

 

 

Percy is a natural-born leader. He can be short-tempered, but he is the epitome of a hero. His courage and selflessness demonstrated over and over again make him a quintessential Gryffindor.

The best people have the rottenest luck.” (The Lightning Thief)

 

Annabeth Chase – Gryffindor

 

 

Just as not every Gryffindor is built alike, not every child of Athena is built alike. I think it would be easy to assume that most – if not all – of Athena’s demigod children would be Ravenclaws, but Annabeth gives me Hermione Granger energy. Although she is incredibly brilliant and loves to read and learn, Annabeth’s bravery is her strongest quality. She is tough and opinionated and has more courage than most.

I am never, ever, going to make things easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it.” (The Last Olympian)

 

Grover Underwood – Hufflepuff

 

 

Satyrs are nature spirits. Hufflepuff’s not-so-official element is the Earth. Even putting his love of nature aside, I still think Grover would be a Hufflepuff. Grover’s actions speak louder than his words. He is incredibly empathetic and feels things very deeply. He loves everyone, including creatures.

Percy, the gods really don’t appreciate people sitting in their thrones. I mean like turn-you-into-a-pile-of-ashes don’t appreciate it.” (The Last Olympian)

 

Luke Castellan – Slytherin

 

 

I don’t put Luke in Slytherin because he’s evil throughout (most) of the series, but rather because his injured pride is the sole cause of his fight against the gods. More than almost anything, he wants to make a name for himself. He is cunning, proud, and determined, and he fights for his self-preservation.

Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?” (The Lightning Thief)

 

Tyson – Ravenclaw

 

 

Tyson is technical – he builds things with his hands. He works in the forges. He has to know how to invent and create in order to survive. His intelligence and creativity make him a Ravenclaw in my eyes.

Young Cyclopes grow up alone on the streets, learn to make things out of scraps. Learn to survive… makes us appreciate blessings, not be greedy and mean and fat…” (The Sea of Monsters)

 

Clarisse La Rue – Gryffindor

 

 

Clarisse is courageous, brave, determined, daring, and has all the nerve. Gryffindor corresponds roughly to the element of fire, and the uncontrollable power of fire reminds me of Clarisse… maybe because she can be kind of a hothead.

Yeah, well. Sometimes things go wrong. Heroes get hurt. They… they die, and the monsters just keep coming back.” (The Battle of the Labyrinth)

 

Nico di Angelo – Hufflepuff

 

 

This may be controversial considering he’s the son of Hades, God of the Underworld, but I think Nico is a Hufflepuff. The way that Nico clings to his favorite childhood game (Mythomagic), the way he feels so deeply, and his loyalty to his friends despite how he doesn’t always fit in with them… these scream Hufflepuff to me. He cares about people, even if he doesn’t want to show it. He’s a big softie.

With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” (The Last Olympian)

 

Rachel Elizabeth Dare – Ravenclaw

 

 

Rachel’s creative, chaotic vibe makes her a Ravenclaw. She is witty, wise, unique, and tells people how things really are. Much like Luna Lovegood, some may consider Rachel weird or quirky, but her uncommon interests just make her a typical peculiar Ravenclaw.

And I don’t have to see the future to tell you what to do now, do I?” (The Last Olympian)

 

Thalia Grace – Gryffindor

 

 

Much like the Gryffindor mascot – the lion – Thalia Grace is energetic, strong, sometimes overbearing, and has no time for subtlety. Although she can sometimes be reckless, she is brave overall. She has been through so much, but nevertheless, she persists.

You satyrs. You’re all in love with Artemis. Don’t you get that she’ll never love you back?” (The Titan’s Curse)

 

What do you think of my list? Let us know in the comments!

McKay S.

I’m a cat-loving Ravenclaw who recently rediscovered her love of reading. A Texan transplant to Utah, I have been obsessed with “Harry Potter” I was six years old and there’s no slowing down! I love to write, and writing for MuggleNet is especially a joy.