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It is time to unleash the drakon. Immediately. The defenders of Olympus are badly wounded. They will not expect a quick attack. Besides, we know this drakon they cannot beat.

Lord Kronos, in The Last Olympian

A Lydian Drakon is the oldest and most dangerous kind of drakon. It was played by David Mylrea in the film adaptation of The Sea of Monsters.

History

The Lydian Drakon is a name given to both a great serpent killed by Hercules and a serpent killed by the giant Damasen. In both myths, the drakon ravaged the village of Lydia.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Last Olympian

Kronos unleashed one in Manhattan during his assault on Olympus. This Lydian Drakon had a fate that it would only be killed by a child of Ares. Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Mrs. O'Leary were fighting it, and managed to blind one of its eyes. They were losing when a warrior clad in Clarisse La Rue's armor came leading the Ares's cabin into battle. The warrior turned out to be Silena Beauregard, who was killed by the drakon's poison, but the ruse worked, as Clarisse appeared. Clarisse single-handedly took it down in a fit of rage (without wearing any armor), stabbing the drakon in the eye with such an immense force the spear that was used shattered and all electrical energy within Maimer, her electric spear, was unleashed upon the drakon.

She then tied the drakon's skin to the back of her chariot and used it to scare off the Titan Army, like Achilles did to the body of Hector during the Trojan War.

Appearance

It is described to have no legs and crawls like a snake but is still very fast and has a paralyzing stare that can freeze opponents out of sheer terror. Percy describes it as not like Medusa's petrifying stare, but as "oh-my-Gods-this-thing-is-going-to-eat-me stare." It is over two hundred feet long, and can secrete an acidic venom that can corrode armor. Its scales are extremely durable and virtually indestructible, making the monster exceptionally hard to destroy. The best spot to attack a drakon is its soft, vulnerable eyes. Percy describes it in The Last Olympian to have "eyes like search lights and is as thick as a school bus."

Abilities

  • It can secrete acid.
  • Its stare can paralyze you.
  • It is over two hundred feet long.
  • Its scales are harder than titanium.
Monsters
Species: Centaur | Cyclopes | Dragon | Drakon | Eidolons | Empousa | Fire-Breathing Horse | Giants | Gorgon | Harpy | Hyperborean Giant | Ichthyocentaur | Karpoi | Katobleps | Laistrygonian Giant | Lycanthrope | Merpeople | Nikai | Nymphs | Pegasus | Satyr | Skolopendra | Stymphalian Birds | Telekhine | Blemmyae
Friendly Monsters: Argus | Blackjack | Briares | Chiron | Don | Ella | Festus | Gleeson Hedge | Gray |Grover Underwood | Hippocampus | Mellie | Mrs. O'Leary | Ophiotaurus | Peleus | Scipio | Tyson | Tempest
Enemy Monsters: Agrius and Oreius | Arachne | Basilisk | Charybdis and Scylla | Chimera | Chrysaor | Clazmonian Sow | Colchis Bull | Echidna | Euryale | Geryon | Joe Bob | Kampê | | Nanette | Manticore | Medusa | Minotaur | Nemean Lion | Polyphemus | Sphinx | Stheno | Typhon | Scythian Dracanae
Neutral Monsters: Carnivorous Sheep | Cerberus | Erymanthian Boar | Gray Sisters | Gorgons | Furies | Flesh-Eating Horse | Gryphon | Siren