The protagonist of the Odyssey.
Wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus.
Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts.
God of the sea.
King of gods and men
The most arrogant of Penelope's suitors.
A manipulative, deceitful suitor.
The loyal shepherd who, along with the cowherd Philoetius, helps Odysseus reclaim his throne after his return to Ithaca.
The beautiful nymph who falls in love with Odysseus when he lands on her island-home of Ogygia.
One of the Cyclopes (uncivilized one-eyed giants) whose island Odysseus comes to soon after leaving Troy.
The beautiful witch-goddess who transforms Odysseus's crew into swine when he lands on her island.
A Theban prophet who inhabits the underworld.
The creatures that attempted to lure Odysseus into the rocks with their song
(Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait
(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology
(Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods
goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology
(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool
The Lotus Eaters
they gave odysseuses men the sweet flower blossom that made them not want to leave.
The people Odysseus and his men raided after they left Troy
ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
(Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun
a member of Odysseus's loyal crew