He certainly didn't deserve slow suffocation in a bronze jar, and Percy couldn't stand seeing Hazel in pain."We'll rescue him," he promised her. The prophecy says he holds the key to endless death.” ― “Never mind," Leo said. The number goes on forever, but the sphere has only five rings, so that should be enough, if I'm right." "And if you're not? She buried her face in his chest and broke down in tears. “We’re together.” He didn’t say you’re okay, or we’re alive. Nico di Angelo was there, but Annabeth’s thoughts were so fuzzy, this didn’t seem surprising to her. “Your leg.” Piper knelt next to her and examined the Bubble Wrap cast. Percy didn’t let go of her hand, which also made her feel more confident. He’d brought it from his father’s palace at the bottom of the sea. Still, Percy wondered what he had to do to get her attention.
After all they’d been through over the last year, he knew the most important thing was that they were together. When she finished, her friends’ faces were slack with amazement. “You did all that” ― “Valdez," said Coach Hedge with surprising gentleness. “And,” Annabeth continued, “it reminds me how long we’ve known each other. He was worried about her after her encounter with the spiders at Fort Sumter, and he didn’t know how to help her, especially if she shut him out.” ― “On the stern quarterdeck, Leo rushed around like a madman, checking his gauges and wrestling levers.
It depicted not a coherent story like the Parthenon frieze, but instead it was decorated with a number of Nike relief sculptures in various states of activity.
The parapet was built after the temple was complete, perhaps as late as 410 BCE.
""I can't unclench my hands.” ― “Because, Seaweed Brain, it’s the first time we really talked, you and me. He looked even better than he had six months ago—tanner and taller, leaner and more muscular. She felt that if she got any closer to him, all the molecules in her body might combust.
His dark hair was swept to one side, like he’d just come from a walk on the beach.
It faces to the east and its entrance is lined with four monolithic Ionic columns that support a shallow porch.
It is said that the statue was deprived of wings so it could never leave the city of Athens.
Early in its history it was a place of worship for deities associated with wars, perhaps Bronze Age “Nike” gods or goddesses, which with time fused with the cult of Athena Nike of later centuries.
Excavations have revealed that on this location an open pit existed that Bronze Age Greeks used to pour libations and to deposit primitive figurines of the deities worshiped.
The Classical temple is considerably smaller than the other temples of the Acropolis.
It is the first building that greets the visitors who approach the Propylaia and its elegant Ionic features balance the dominating Doric character of the Propylaia.