It’s Thalia Grace’s birthday today! Depending on who you ask, the daughter of Zeus is either still enjoying her teenage years or pushing her mid-20’s. Needless to say, it’s complicated. Either way, we’re excited to celebrate another year of our favorite punk rock lightning queen, even if the years do start to blend together at this point.
Making Like a Tree
By now we’re all familiar with Thalia’s tragic story. After being separated from her brother Jason, she ran away from home, only to meet Annabeth and Grover (yay!), alongside one Luke Castellan (boo!). One impromptu encounter with some monsters outside Camp Half-Blood later, our girl makes a noble sacrifice and is transformed into a pine tree. Clearly this is what happens when you don’t have adult supervision on your field trips.
The World’s Longest Nap
Thalia’s days underground came to an end after she was revived by the Golden Fleece, only to find that her friends had aged by seven years and there was a new kid hogging the spotlight. Even worse, the seaweed brain was the son of another member of the Big Three, which meant that Thalia’s life was on the line (again!) because of some dumb prophecy literally nobody asked for.
Before her pine tree phase, it was strongly hinted at that Thalia and Luke were potentially more than just friends. Of course, this all changed during her dirt nap. Not only did Luke betray the entire camp by siding with Kronos and the Titans, it turned out he was the one who poisoned her tree right before her resurrection. Guess that’s one way to avoid confrontation when dumping someone.
Let’s just say that when they met again, Thalia was determined to ghost the guy. And we mean that literally . . .
Joining the Hunters
Where is a girl to turn after her childhood sweetheart decides to throw it all away? Where else but to a group of immortal women hunters who have rejected men completely! Years after she was first approached, Thalia finally decided to join the Hunters of Artemis, in part to avoid that lame prophecy, but mostly to live her best life. And we’ve got to say, we can’t think of a demigod who better fits the role of lieutenant to Artemis. Well, except for maybe their newest recruit from Camp Jupiter . . . but that’s a whole different story.