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Table of Contents
  1. Cover ✔
  2. Table of Contents ✔
  3. Featured Article (on the way)
  4. Editorial
  5. Mnemosyne's Clock (on the way)
  6. Theós in Focus
  7. On Thanatos' List (on the way)
  8. What's on Demeter's Platter? ✔
  9. Camp Half-Blood Louvre
  10. Astraeus and the Twelve Signs ✔
  11. Classified Ads

FEATURED ARTICLE
Survival: From the Survivors' Point of View
Credits to: Castriel Logan

Demigods Ember Glass, Kylie Shay, Tydal Carmeno, Rian Dales and Akihiko Sugimura all survived for a month after their plane had crashed and washed away on an uncharted island off the coast of Bahamas, Florida.

"Absolutely confused, not to mention rather terrified. One minute, I'm talking to Ember in the plane and the next thing I knew, I was lying on sand." says Kylie Shay, daughter of Apollo and the Lieutenant Head Counselor for Apollo Cabin explaining what she felt after knowing that they got stranded on an unknown island far from camp. According to the survivors, they were going away for a while from camp to have a vacation break. However, the plane they rode on was struck by what they suspect to be a lightning on a huge thunder cloud and the next thing they knew was that they lay unconscious on the island’s shoreline on the last week of December and survived until the end of January.

Surviving with them are two mortals – a renowned botanist called Steven Norris who was with them when the plane had crashed and a native on the island for about three to four months named Cole. “Oh, and we also did knock them out in another time and lied about the monster being animals.” says Rian Dales, son of Hephaestus explaining how they managed for fend off the numerous monsters that attacked them.

When asked how ever she dealt with survival in the wild, Ember Glass, daughter of Zephyrus and Zephyrus Cabin Head Counselor, replied, “Most of my training came from home. Here was just polishing, so in a way, it did.” As to where her training came from and how useful the camp ever was when it came to these unexpected situations.

When interviewed, in general, they believed that their secrets to their survival and success were all about the value of teamwork and cooperation. “Teamwork. It's the most basic thing that a group should have if they ALL want to survive on unknown lands” says Shay.

EDITORIAL

First, let us define mortal stress. For teenagers like us, we rise and shine every morning, eat breakfast that sometimes may taste bad, take a bath / shower, dress up as best as we can, swipe our sitting bag from the corner and head off for “that” place. That place is none other than school, a torture chamber to some of us people. In school life, we deal with loads and tons of homework, schoolwork, and extra work from doing all these. Meanwhile, in between our school life lies: family, love, friends, money, material possessions etc. Inserting the word “stress” in these terms, we get:

  1. Family: Awkwardness with other members of the family, so-called closed family ties, over protectiveness of parents and arguments over things that you and your parents have different opinions on.
  2. Love: Oh gosh. Yes, many teens out there are already having young love. They get into break-ups and fights that they scream, cry and sulk in the corner, adding stress.
  3. Friends: It’s mostly on fights, arguments and things that you guys and gals don’t get along with. It builds up anger within you, making you go all volcanic and… Stressed.
  4. Money: First and foremost, you get stressed on this term because you don’t even have one; when you ask for money, you don’t get it, making you frustrated and of course, stressed on the fact.
  5. Material possessions: It’s the same as money. You don’t get what you need or want, and you go ARGH, UGH, NOOO, NO WAY etc. It creates stress.

Going over, what is stress when it comes to demigods like me and you, dear reader? How many? Stress is SO MANY when you’re classified as a demigod. Even when you haven’t made it to Camp Half-Blood, stress as a demigod comes. Well, it is a natural process in the life of someone who’s born from the union of some divine Greeky person and a perfectly normal mortal. I’ll list down the things that can make a demigod stressed:
Pre-Camp Stress Facts:

  1. All demigods have dyslexia and ADHD, contributing factors because you’re the child of a Greek god, and that you have innate battle reflexes. Reading un-Greek words tend to be hard on demigods, which affects their progress at school. Because of this, demigods get stressed on trying to read words. If you add getting stressed on being bullied because of your difficulties, you’re good to go to the world of Stressbourg. Mind you, that’s supposed to be Strasbourg, some place in France.
  2. Godparents leave their child and partner right when their children are born. This causes confusion to you when you grow up. Yes, they may hide the fact that your missing dad/mom is a god by replacing the spot with a stepparent. But, when you find out about the freaky matter, you get all brain-frozen, to a worse extent. Those things add to your stress factor.
  3. Dreams and weird visions in your sleep may happen, in case that your godly dad/mom has something to tell you. This will make you wonder, which eventually leads to #2. These dreams and visions can be scary, and may not let you sleep throughout the night. In the morning, you say? “Can’t sleep a wink”, “So tired” etc. For short, “I’m so stressed!”
  4. MONSTERS, weird creatures and the trouble caused by these folks. Yes, those are the top-ranking cases when a demigod hasn’t even reached Camp yet. You’re living your self-proclaimed normal life as usual, when a hellhound/empousa/manticore/giant scorpion/karkinos/etcetera jumps in front of you. That. Is. Not. Cool. Monster attacks are not cool, especially when it’s very the first time running into one of them. You don’t know what to do, get frantic, panicky, fearful, crazy and the things that Phobos and Deimos like. Lucky you if knew of your demigod existence long ago per a godly note or something, but if you’re the innocent type, the feeling is… OH NO. Running is mostly the first thing a demigod does when he/she encounters a creature. This makes you tired and panting. You get stressed? BIG YES. You get injuries from either being too clumsy on the way or being attacked unfortunately. Stressed. BIG YES too. What’s worse in monster attacks? Yes, you rescued yourself from your first attack, but you get attacked again and again! I learned from experience. You must have too.
  5. People who save you from attacks can be sources of stress too. You’re lucky if friendly satyrs and co-demigods arrive at the nick of time during a monster attack; however, you still get stressed from: “What the heck is that person?” “Who the heck are these people?” “What the heck are they doing?” “What the heck are those flashy lights, rainbow lights, lightning and water?” “Why are they holding swords?” These questions will all go through the recesses of your brain, confusing you all the way. “I must be crazy!” “What’s happening to me!?”
  6. Aside from getting stressed at finding out your family roots, you get stressed from what to do with unusual objects like pens that turn into bronze swords, wristwatches that turn into bows and coins that turn into axes. Some crazy guy (or maybe even your parent) gave it to you, and they told you that you’ll need it in the future. When the heck will I ever use an axe? When I get so fussed up on my Math teacher and hack his head off?
  7. Aside from magical things, abuse from stepparents, siblings and strangers can be a pain. That’s all. It’s pretty self-explanatory, man. Nothing to worry about, except for the stress of being beaten up, bad mouthed, raped, drugged, human trafficked etc. You do not only get physical stress, but mental and emotional too.

Camp Stress Facts:

  1. Identity crisis, monster attacks, weird objects, weird flashy things are still present when you arrive at camp. Coping with these issues creates stress, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel like you’re the greatest person on camp that ever lived. xD
  2. Should you ever get the position of head or lieutenant counselor, you have to carry the responsibility of leading your cabin. Lucky you if your siblings are all well-behaved people. I don’t know how you will handle a cabin full of different people though. But if you’re as troublemaking as them, no prob. Do add challengers who try to get your position. Stress comes in fighting, and wailing in both physical pain and loss.
  3. Quests. Yes, quests. It all starts when your godparent suddenly pops in your dreams and tells you to go on some crazy quest and find something or save someone. Stress comes when you find questors, fight monsters, get hurt on the long run, find things on unexpected places etc. Powers are really used during quests, which leave you as wilted as a plant blown by Eurus’ wind.
  4. Of course, there are other stress factors when you come into the magical borders of Camp Half-Blood. It’s up to you on how you will handle your time, energy and schedule. Just don’t get stressed too much or you may end up lying in the infirmary.

I'd like to end this editorial of mine with a quote from hit movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger (did I get the spelling right?),

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

MNEMOSYNE'S CLOCK
March 2013
Mnemz

Lady Mnemosyne Titaness
-Titaness of Memory, Lady of Remembrance, Inventress of Language and Word (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: Female  Relationship Status: N/A
 Health Status: Healthy  Main Weapon: Words

"Let us now recount the important memories that took place within the month wherein the dawn of spring rises, March."


  1. Official Start of Sign Up for the Third Phase of Lilith's Letter - The time has come. Preparations for the third and final phase of one of the most epic events to come to the life of a Camp Half-Blood and Broken Covenant demigod has begun. Yes, this 28th of March 2013, official sign-up for the third phase of Lilith's Letter has gone under way. Each demigod is given the choice if he or she wants to join a crossover mission (Definition: crossover mission means the two parties join forces in one mission) or if he or she only wants to join his or her own allies in the campaign. Once the sign-up ends, missions will be given to the participating demigods, who will put an end to of campaign, which all started with a mysterious letter from Lilith. In the light of the result of the Broken Truce, which was a tie, a combination of demigods coming from Camp and the Broken Covenant will take out Pagos, the main antagonist at the final part of the event.

  2. Official Start of Spring - As of March 20th, the official start of spring has begun. Saying goodbye to the frost, snow and cold of the winter season, we now welcome the season where all living things are reborn. Flowers begin to blossom, tress begin to gain the leaves they've lost during autumn, and warmer breezes begin to blow. One of the most awaited events that happen during spring is Easter Day. Aside from the religious traditions celebrated by Christians, it also marks the day where Easter bunnies and other people go around giving Easter eggs (hard-boiled eggs painted in color) and candies placed on neatly decorated baskets. Easter Day is a highly popular day for young children, for most of them have sweet teeth, and have an eye for cuter things.

THEOS IN FOCUS
Apate: The Trickster Goddess


She stormed with flying shoe through the heaven bespangled with tis pattern of shining stars, she coursed through innumberable cities with travelling foot, seeking if anywhere she could find Apate (Deceit) the crafty one. But when high above Korybantian Dikte (Corybantian Dicte) she beheld the childbed water of neighbouring Amnisos, the fickle deity met her there on the hills; for she was fond of the Kretans (Cretans) for they are always liars, and she used to stay by the false tomb of Zeus. About her hips was a Kydonian cincture, which contains all the cunning bewitchments of mankind: trickery with its many shifts, cajoling seduction, all the shapes of guile, perjury itself which flies on the winds of heaven.

–Nonnus, Dionysiaca


It's April. What's the very first event that comes into history when April comes? Yeah, you've guessed it right: April Fool's Day. It's the day of pranks, jokes and humor on others.











Well, that's all for this month's issue of Theos in Focus! Best regards to the children of Aeolus!

ON THANATOS' LIST
Bringing Death Since... Ever
Thanatosop

Lord Thanatos God
-God of Death, Lieutenant of Hades, Reaper of Souls (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: Male  Relationship Status: N/A
 Health Status: Healthy  Main Weapon: Scythe
 – "There is no fairness in Death. I will do my duty."

"Agh, such a long list, but there are some of notable distinction."


Troy Johnson

His name was Troy Johnson, 17 years of age and a child of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. He was also the head counselor of Athena's Cabin until his death. His body was found by Jessica Rodgers, the former lieutenant counselor and now new head counselor, and Koji Izama, the new lieutenant counselor. They found his new sickle which he acquired possibly at the Armory stuck to his throat. To be precise, his throat was slit by the criminal. No one knows yet who did it, but rumors in Athena's Cabin began to arise. When the news spread out, all members of the said cabin paid their respects to the former head counselor, who kept the position and led Athena's Cabin for many months. As message for the late Troy Johnson, Jessica Rodgers said, "Everyone, let's have a moment in silence for Troy. I know I didn't know you very well, but we'll miss ya, buddy. May you rest in peace and party anytime in the Elysium."

What's on Demeter's Platter?
Yum! Yum! Yum!
Demeter-1-

Lady Demeter Goddess
-Goddess of Agriculture and Harvest(NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: ??  Relationship Status: NA
 Health Status: Healthy 

"You're not actually a demigod if you don't eat the food served at me and the other gods' homeland!"


Kounoupidi Kokkinisto
Κουνουπίδι με σάλτσα ντομάτας
Cauliflower with/in Tomato Sauce
KounoupidiPic

Ingredients

  • 1 kg cauliflower
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 onions
  • 10 tomatoes
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • pepper

How to Prepare:

  1. Wash the cauliflower, remove the stems and cut it in pieces.
  2. Use a saucepan to prepare the sauce for the cauliflower.
  3. Wash and mash the tomatoes.
  4. Peel and chop the onions.
  5. Add the olive oil into the saucepan together with the tomato mash, the onions the cinnamon, the granulated sugar/sugar, salt and pepper.
  6. Stir the mixture and let the sauce boil.
  7. When it boils put the cauliflower and let it simmer until the sauce thickens and the cauliflower is tender.
  8. Serve cold.

Source: Recipes Wiki

Camp Half-Blood Louvre
Pompadour, a Beautiful Door and Voila! Art and Decor!
AndrosApollo

Lord Apollo God
-God of Archery, the Sun, Poetry and Medicine (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: ??  Relationship Status: NA
 Health Status: Healthy 
 – "I'll find out. I know all. See All."

"I present to you... Greek art and Greek-inspired art at its best!"


ATHENA PARTHENOS
"Athena the Virgin"

Above pictures are the different shots taken from the replica of the original Athena Parthenos. This replica of Athena is located at the replica of the Parthenon at Nashville, Tennessee.

Athena Parthenos (Ancient Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος) was the title of a massive chryselephantine (gold and ivory) sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena, made by Phidias and his assistants and housed in the Parthenon in Athens. Its epithet was an essential character of the goddess herself. A number of replicas and works inspired by it, both ancient and modern, have been made.

It was the most renowned cult image of Athens, considered one of the greatest achievements of the most acclaimed sculptor of ancient Greece. Phidias began his work around 447 BC. Lachares removed the gold sheets in 296 BC to pay his troops, and the bronze replacements for them were probably gilded thereafter; it was damaged by a fire about 165 BC but repaired. It continued to stand in the Parthenon in the 5th century AD, when it was removed by the Romans. An account mentions it in Constantinople in the 10th century.

Description of Athena Parthenos:
According to Pausanias,a historian,

...The statue itself is made of ivory, silver and gold. On the middle of her helmet is placed a likeness of the Sphinx ... and on either side of the helmet are griffins in relief. ... The statue of Athena is upright, with a tunic reaching to the feet, and on her breast the head of Medusa is worked in ivory. She holds a statue of Victory about four cubits high, and in the other hand a spear; at her feet lies a shield and near the spear is a serpent. This serpent would be Erichthonius. On the pedestal is the birth of Pandora in relief.


Athena's head is inclined slightly forward. She stands with her left hand resting on an upright shield. Her left knee is slightly bent, her weight slightly shifted to her right leg. Her peplos (her body-length clothing) is cinched at the waist by a pair of serpents, whose tails entwine at the back. Locks of hair trail onto the goddess's breastplate. The Nike on her outstretched right hand is winged; whether there was a support under it in Phidias' original has been much discussed; evidence in surviving versions is contradictory. The exact position of a spear, often omitted, is also not fully determined, whether held in the crook of Athena's right arm or supported by one of the snakes in the aegis, as N. Leipen restores it, following the "Aspasios" gem.

The sculpture was assembled on a wooden core, covered with shaped bronze plates covered in turn with removable gold plates, save for the ivory surfaces of the goddess's face and arms; the gold weighed 44 talents, the equivalent of about 1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb); the Athena Parthenos embodied a sizeable part of the treasury of Athens.

Replica of Athena Parthenos at Nashville
A modern replica by Alan LeQuire stands in the reproduction of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. LeQuire, a Nashville native, was awarded the commission to produce the Parthenon's cult statue. His work was modeled on descriptions given of the original. The modern version took eight years to complete, and was unveiled to the public on May 20, 1990.

The modern version of Athena Parthenos is significant because of its scale and its attention to recreating Phidias' work. The statue adds an additional dimension of realism to the replicated Parthenon, whose interior east room (the naos) was merely a large empty hall prior to the statue's unveiling. The reproduced Athena Parthenos gives visitors the impression that they truly are inside an ancient place of worship.

The Nashville Athena Parthenos is made of a composite of gypsum cement and ground fiberglass. The head of Athena was assembled over an aluminum armature, and the lower part was made in steel. The four ten-inch H beams rest on a concrete structure that extends through the Parthenon floor and basement down to bedrock, to support the great weight of the statue. LeQuire made each of the 180 cast gypsum panels used to create the statue light enough to be lifted by one person and attached to the steel armature.

Nashville's Athena stands 41 ft 10 in (502 inches (12.8 m)) tall, making her the largest piece of indoor sculpture in the Western World.


Source: en.Wikipedia.org


Nike 2

Lady Nike Goddess
-Enforcer of Olympus, Goddess of Victory, Divine Charioteer (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: Female  Relationship Status: N/A
 Health Status: Healthy  Main Weapon: N/A
 – "True victory is worked hard for to attain it."

"I feel so small over there." >.<


Athena human form

Lady Athena Goddess
-Goddess of Strategy, Wisdom, Civilization and Innovation (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: Female  Relationship Status: N/A
 Health Status: Healthy  Main Weapon: Spear and aegis
 – "Knowledge can never be knowledge without wisdom."

"You should be happy that you got sculpted with me, my dear Nike." (Is this goddess thinking straight? She's technically small in the sculpture. So you should not feel small, you're REALLY small.)


Nike 2

Lady Nike Goddess
-Enforcer of Olympus, Goddess of Victory, Divine Charioteer (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: Female  Relationship Status: N/A
 Health Status: Healthy  Main Weapon: N/A
 – "True victory is worked hard for to attain it."

"Are you trying to get on my bad side?" (Geez, if they paid more attention on me they'll sculpt my feet into kick-butt Nike shoes. My sculpture will be world famous! Mwahahahahaha!!!)


ASTRAEUS AND THE TWELVE SIGNS
Your Horoscope Revealed... Beware!
Astraeus

Lord Astraeus Titan
-Titan of Dusk Stars and Planets, Father of the Wind Gods (NOTE: Only Admins or Crats should be Using)

 Age: Immortal  Height: ??  Weight: ??
 Sexuality: Male  Relationship Status: Consort of Selene
 Health Status: Healthy  Main Weapon: Stars

"You have sought my advice, yes? May my sparkly stars be your guide."


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Aries the Ram (March 21 - April 20)
The horoscope for Aries this 2013 is good for your business as long as your relationship with your others is good. You career ask you to succumb to get the best value of business but it doesn’t mean of getting lost. On schedule on the schedule you made is important to avoid your old sickness come

231

Taurus the Bull (April 21 - May 21)
If you have confrontation with your friend in workplace, it is better to solve it before your manager. Keep moving and exercise to make you stay healthy. Wasting the money is still your problem in your finance this month. Little problem can cause problem in your romantic live.

225

Gemini the Twins (May 22 - June 21)
The horoscope for Gemini are shown in your live who ask you to keep your credibility. Your career shows positive progress. Just balance your activity and your exercise to stay healthy. Your finance condition is good this May and your partner will not go any where if she or he is destined for you.

223

Cancer the Crab (June 22 - July 23)
In your career, treat all your occasions with sincerity and confidence. You will be healthy. Do not let lack of sleep because it will affect your concentration in work. In finance you have to be frugality despite revenue is good.

226

Leo the Lion (July 24 - Aug. 23)
Keep concentrating on your way. In career, you have to be careful in making decisions. The May monthly horoscope 2013 for Leo is that you need to know your own energy. If it is less, do not force yourself to do hard activities. Your income looked pretty sluggish so it is risky if you can not manage your finance properly.

232

Virgo the Virgin (Aug 24 - Sept. 23)
You have to evaluate and something which suppose only hinder. Your health conditions are not so good. In finance, do not be too easy to spend money on items that are less useful. In love you will face it is sweet in the first time but when it we will taste bitter.

227

Libra the Scales (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)
The horoscope for Libra are very comfortable since you can pretty relax because nothing is dizzying. Plan everything goes as expected. In career: Face all problems with a smile. In your finance, you are forbidden to waste your money. It can be the hard month for you. In love, you can not be jealous since it can be the big problem.

230

Scorpio the Scorpion (Oct. 23 – Nov. 22)
The horoscope of 2013 for Scorpio in love is that you need to be patience. It is the key to get through a pretty tough situation for your career. Your health is relatively good. Your income is good today and for your love, you have to be patient.

229

Sagittarius the Archer (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)
In your career the small issue still to be resolved. You need to take supplements or eat foods that are nutritious enough so that work can be more passionate again. Your finance condition is good. Make up yourself to make her or him fall in love again.

224

Capricorn the Sea-Goat (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)
You have to stay calm and relax even though there are others who will disturb you. In your career, you have to be honest. This attitude will bring to your success. For better healthy you have to eat at home than at restaurant. Your finance will be balanced. Your girlfriend/boyfriend will ask your commitment.

221

Aquarius the Water-Bearer (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
You have to struggle until the end. Never give up since this is the best year for you. The may monthly horoscope career for Aquarius stated that your career will not be improved if you can not manage yourself well. According to the May horoscope 2013, your finance condition must be threatened well.

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Pisces the Paired Fish (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)
This horoscope 2013 for Pisces suggests you to complete your unfinished job. In your career, it is the time for you to show your power. Your healthy will be good if you can control your emotion. Your finance will be stable but do not consider investing in speculation. This is the time for you to open your past memory to your partner.



Source: Susan Miller Monthly Astrology: April 2013 Horoscope

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Opportunities Within Reach

Camp Half-Blood Tribune is now hiring for aspiring demigod writers who wish to be a part of Camp's newspaper! Do you have what it takes to join the "Tribune Staffers"?
Positions:

  1. Editor-in-Chief (Taken): Rogue, as editor-in-chief, is responsible for the overall operation, outcome and policies of the newspaper publication. He gets the final approval before all columns are ready to be published. As an editor, he is also in charge of writing columns, most especially the Editorial column, as well as coming up with new ideas for the better of the newspaper.
  2. Associate Editor (1 Needed): His/her role is to assist the peer review of manuscripts before being approved by the editor-in-chief. This is to ensure the quality and appropriateness of columns and contributions given by writers before the issue is published. The associate editor works together with the editor-in-chief in commissioning work to writers and editors.
  3. Managing Editor (1 Needed): His/her role is to manage the operation done by writers. He/she ensures all deadlines for columns are met and the tasks involved in writing a newspaper are running smoothly.
  4. News Editor (1 Needed): His/her role is to gather the latest events and keep news-related columns up-to-date.
  5. Feature Editor (1 Needed): His/her role is similar to the news editor, only that he/she writes a news article that is of a special degree. The feature and news editor normally work together as their roles both regard current updates.
  6. Column Writers (6 Needed): Their role is to write columns of a certain category aside from news like literary and miscellaneous articles such as horoscope, recipes, trivias etc.


If you want to be a part of the Tribune Staffers, enter your name below and fill out the form that follows! The official list of staffers will be announced via Iris Message after the deadline for submission (April 15th, 2013) of applications and their judging.

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