Next up isn’t just any nature spirit. It’s Amphitrite, Queen of the Sea and wife to Poseidon, making her Percy Jackson’s stepmother. Let’s learn more about this notable nymph.
Naiad or Nereid?
Which one is she, you may ask? While their names are similar, the difference is in the water. Nereid equals saltwater goddess, whereas the Naiad sticks to fresh water. That makes Amphitrite a Nereid, and one of the scores of children of Nereus. We don’t think she was the one who turned up in the Mississippi River when Percy jumped from the St. Louis Arch, but who knows? If anybody deserves the attentions of the Head Nereid in Charge, it’s Percy.
Hot or Cold?
Amphitrite does generally come off as a cool customer, which must be what drew Poseidon to her in the first place. He could’ve taken his pick of her forty-nine sisters, but he pursued this hard-to-get goddess all the harder for her reluctance to get too close. No wonder they had such a big wedding. After a courtship like theirs, Poseidon must’ve been more than ready to celebrate.
How Are They Doing?
We think they’re more than well-matched. Her quiet strength makes her a crucial partner to Poseidon, and it helps that she’s not the jealous type. Even if Poseidon gets a little anxious about possible fallout from his various amorous adventures.
What About Percy?
She’s fine with Percy. And don’t expect her to turn up on land for any confrontations with Sally, either. She’s not the jealous type, remember? So what if she doesn’t dote on her stepson? Percy doesn’t need everybody all warm and cuddly all the time. He’s cool, she’s cool. She’s made no attempts on his life. Everybody’s cool, okay?