The Odyssey People/Gods/Places

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Alcinous

King of Phaeacia. Odysseus tells the story of his adventures to him

Calypso

beautiful goddess-nymph who keeps Odysseus on her island for seven years.

Charybdis

Female monster who sucks in water three time a day to form a whirlpool (thought to be the real whirlpool in the start of Messina)

Cicones

People living on the southwestern coast of Thrace, who battled Odysseus and his men on their journey. The men kind of asked for it.

Cyclops

Are a race of brutish one-eyed giants who live solitary live as shepherds, supposedly on the island now know as sicily

Polyphemus

The Cyclops blinded by Odysseus; the son of the sea god

Scylla

female monster with six serpents heads, each head having a triple row of fangs (thought to be a dangerous rock in the strait of Messina)

Sirens

Sea nymphs whose beautiful and mysterious music lures sailors to steer their ships towards the rocks

Tiresias

Famous blind prophet from the city of thebes. Odysseus meets him in the land of the dead. Blind prophet - external blindness suggests presence of true insight (blind justice)

Athena

Favorite daughter of Zeus; the great goddess of wisdom and arts of war and peace; she favored the greeks during the trojan war. she loves odysseus and always tries to protect

Helios

The sun god

Hermes

Messanger God

Poseidon

God of the sea; brother of zeus. Called earth shaker because he believed to cause earthquakes. Enemy of Odysseus

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