Odyssey

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Apollo

god of music, poetry, and prophecy

Athena

goddess who helps Odysseus on his journey home

Calypso

sea nymph (minor goddess) who holds Odysseus captive for seven years

Circe

enchantress who turns men into swine

Helios

Sun God

Laertes

Odysseus' father

Odysseus

king of Ithaca

Penelope

Odysseus' wife

Polyphemus

Cyclops, son of Poseidon; blinded by Odysseus

Poseidon

god of sea

Telemachus

Odysseus' son

Zeus

Chief God

under the belly of his sheep

How did Odysseus escape Polyphemus' cave?

Teiresias

the blind prophet visited by Odysseus in the Land of the Dead

Lotus eaters

Drugged Odysseus' men; gave men plant that would make them want to stay on their island forever

Daughter of Alcinious

Who found Odysseus shipwrecked on the beach?

Hermes

gives Odysseus a plant to protect him from Circe

Eurylochus

told Odysseus his men were turned to pigs.

Homer

poet who tells the story of Odysseus' journey home

Scylla

What is the name of the six-headed sea-monster that killed six of Odysseus' men?

Sirens

creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths

Trojan

What war was Odysseus returning from?

en medias res

In the middle of things

Epic

a long narrative poem

bag of winds

What gift does King Aeolus give Odysseus?

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