study guide for THE ODYSSEY

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laertes

father of odysseus, a hermit, former king of Ithica

Teresias

blind prophet, dead, in hades

Ithica

kingdow of odysseus, island in greese

troy

setting of the trojan war which called odysseus away on the day of his sons birth

laestrygonians

giants, tried to sink odysseus' ship, cannabils

hermes

messenger god, saves odysseus, gave odysseus molly

alcinous

phaecian king, helped odysseus, told the story of oddyseus

poseidon

sea god, does not pity odysseus, causes him trouble on return to ithica

circe

sorceress, turns men into swine, keeps odysseus for 1 year

polyphemus

cyclopes, blinded by odysseus, eats some of odysseus' men

athene

goddess of wisdom, patron of odysseus

helen

beautiful, kidnapped by Paris, causes the trojan war

eurymachas

chief suitor, enemy of telimicus, killed by tellemuchus

scylla

6 headed monster, killed 6 men

aeolus

wind god, gave odysseus bag of winds

elpenor

sailor, fell of roof while drunk/reunited in underworld

swine

pig, odysseus' men were transformed to swine by circe

cicones

fighters, killed 2 men

ino

sea nymph, helps odysseus

sirens

half woman half bird, lure sailors into dangerous waters

calypso

goddess, beautiful, keeps odysseus for 8 years

menalaus

king of sparta, husband of helen

homer

blind poet, author of THE ODYSSEY

telemachus

son of odysseus, killed euremachus

unfaithful servants

cleaned halls then hung

hades

underworld, visited by odysseus

trojan war

started by paris, helen kidnapped

odysseus

king of ithica, wander of the world

argos

odysseus' old dog

charbydis

monster whirpool

helious

sun god who loved cattle

antinous

chief suitor, talker

zeus

king of gods king of sky

lotus

magical plant that caused men to forget about home

eumaes

swine herder, helped odysseus

penelope

wife of odysseus, loyal and faithful

beggar disguise

used by odysseus given by athene

odysseus/penelope secret

treebed- only they had seen it

shroud weaving

ploy used by penelope, used to stall

archery contest

odysseus won, string the bow and shoot through cleanly through axe handles

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