Commander-in-chief of the Greek forces. Brother of Menelaos; husband of Klytemnestra.
Cousin of Agamemnon and Menelaos, who seduces Klytemnestra while Agamemnon is away at war. He murders Agamemnon upon his return from Troy, and is himself killed by Agamemnon's son Orestes.
The "king of the winds." He gives Odysseus a bag with all the contrary winds in it, but unfortunately the companions open the bag just before they reach Ithaka
King of the Phaiakians, husband of Arete, father of Nausikaa
Odysseus' mother, whose ghost he sees in the Nekuia
Ringleader of the suitors, arrogant, first to be killed by Odysseus
God of war
Agamemnon's city. The name of Odysseus' old dog
Virgin goddess of warfare. Associated with wisdom, cleverness, and weaving. Odysseus' special patron.
Dangerous whirlpool, personified as a female entity
Goddess/enchantress that turns most of Odysseus' companions into swine.
Odysseus' swineherd who remains loyal to his master.
Odysseus' and Telemachos' old nurse. She recognizes Odysseus by the scar on his thigh.
Ringleader of the suitors whose words illustrate the suitors' rejection of their society's most important morals
Odysseus' and Penelope's housekeeper
The most beautiful woman in the world.... Seduced/kidnapped by Paris which caused the Trojan War
God of the Sun
Nymph who keeps Odysseus captive on her island for seven years.
Wife of Agamemnon who cheats on her husband with Aigisthos.
Father of Odysseus
Young suitor; the first to try to string Odysseus' bow.
Odysseus' goatherd who is disloyal to his master
*****, Odysseus' servant who is disloyal to her master
Agamemnon's brother and Helen's husband
Phaiakian princess who befriends Odysseus when he washes up on the shores of Scheria
Oldest and wisest of the Greeks; Athena disguises herself as this character many times
Protagonist of The Odyssey