Spoiler ALERT:Luke the son of Hermes summoned it. A hell hound is a mythological creature from Greek mythology, thought in some versions to be the descendants of Cerberus. In other versions, they are just big, nasty, evil dogs of Pluto (or Hades.)
There are many things that inspired Tolkien to write Lord of the Rings. Some of these include: his religion, and Germanic mythology.
Maybe a broom that can fly using hoverboard techniques?
There's a lot. See link for some lists.
The Lightning Thief (and the rest of the Percy Jackson series) is based on Greek Mythology (and a little bit of Roman in the break-off series). All the characters are real, but Rick Riordan altered their personalities to fit his stories. For instance, Dionysus (I hope I spelled that right) is not really that nasty and drunk as seen in the series. It's quite the contrary if you read a Greek legend with him in it. And no, it is not true that any of the events occuring in the series happened in the past. Obviously, the modern characters are not from the past, although they may be loosely connected in some way to another hero.
Some sample questions from the category Greek and Roman Mythology include: What is a major story involving Hercules? What are other names for Apollo the greek god?
Any idea that you have will be good. Research your Greek mythology so that you can tie it into your science fiction world.
In Greek mythology, the nine what were the patron-goddesses of the arts.
Yes, actually some colleges have courses on greek mythology.
Some of them, yes. Orion, for instance, walked on water.
Greek mythology is very old. Hesiod wrote some around 700 B.C.
There are many movies about Greek mythology and Greek history. Some of them are Alexander, 300, Trojan War, Perseus etc.
Loads. Many words in our language come from Greek mythology even if we don't realize it. So many companies are named after Greek things without knowing it. Others are more obvious references, for example Nike was the goddess of victory.
Some Greek ideas include: - Democracy. - Philosophy. - Many sciences where many new ideas where developed. In particular, on what ideas are you interested?
Some sample questions from the category Greek Mythology include: * Where did the Greek goddess Eirene live? * Who was the Greek god of students? * Who was Eros' mother? * What were the names of Jason's children in Greek mythology? * What were the responsibilities of Poseidon? * What were Aphrodite's special talents? * Why does Apollo send a plague to the Greek camps?