The Red Pyramid Themes

Rick Riordan
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Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian mythology plays a major role in The Red Pyramid. Near the beginning of the novel, Julius releases the five gods of the Demon Days from the Rosetta Stone, and when he is possessed by Osiris, Set imprisons both Osiris and Julius in a golden sarcophagus. As a result of this event, Carter and Sadie spend the remainder of the novel trying to defeat Set and free their father. In the process, they learn a lot about Egyptian mythology.

At Amos's home, the children are amazed by the Great Room, which is centered around a statue of an Egyptian god holding a scroll with an ankh with a rectangle at the top.Sadie recognizes the symbol of Per Ankh which means the House of Life. Carter recognizes the statue as Thoth, the Egyptian god of knowledge, and Amos explains Thoth is the only god who is still...

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