He arrives home to his horrible step-dad Gabe Ugliano and his friends playing poker.Gabe immediately demands money for his poker game and although Percy denies he has any, Gabe deduces that he has changed from the cab driver and forces it from him.When he was just a baby, Percy was attacked by a snake but managed to strangle it to death, just like the famous demigod Hercules.When he was in third grade, a large man followed Percy around when he was at school, but by threatening to call the police, the teachers eventually got the man to leave.During their night in Montauk, Percy had a vivid dream.The dream features two animals, which is a horse and a bird attacking each other.When he was a toddler, his mother married Gabe Ugliano, hoping his horrid smell will mask Percy from monsters, whom Percy despised and called "Smelly Gabe" because of his body odor that smelled like moldy garlic pizza wrapped in gym shorts.
During a field trip to a museum, Percy is annoyed by the school bully, Nancy Bobofit, for intimidating Grover and in a fit of rage, accidentally summons water from a nearby fountain to pull her in, but he didn't know how he'd done it. Dodds, his pre-algebra teacher, witnesses the whole scene and tells him to follow her into the museum for a "talk." Suddenly, she turns into the Fury Alecto, and attacks him, looking like a bat with humongous fangs. Brunner, another one of Percy's teachers comes in and throws Percy a pen (actually Riptide). Percy arrives back at the school and hears Grover and Mr.
Nevertheless, his mother took them both in Gabe's prized possession, a 1978 Camaro and began driving at daring speeds through a blinding hurricane, and it was blasted off the road by a bolt of lightning.
As Grover, Percy, and his mom tried to get out, they saw the Minotaur, a half man, half bull monster, who had been chasing them.
However, Poseidon visited him when he was in his cradle, which Percy described as a "golden glow" and his father's warm smile and a hand on his head.
Soon, Poseidon left due to affairs in Mount Olympus.
Sally's parents tragically died in an unfortunate plane crash when she was five.