The Odyssey/ Characters/Towle

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9th Honors

Agamemnon

king and leader of the Greek forces

Alcinous

king who listens to Odysseus' story and gives him a ship to travel home

Amphinomus

another suitor

Antinous

leader among the suitors

Aphrodite

goddess of love and beauty

Apollo

god of music, poetry, prophecy and medicine

Argus

a dog that Odysseus trained before leaving for Troy

Athena

goddess of wisdom, skills, and warfare

Calypso

sea nymph (minor goddess) who loves Odysseus

Charybdis

whirlpool that pulls ships under

Circe

enchantress who turns men into swine

Cronus

Father of Zeus

Discord

God who causes a fight between the goddesses over who is the most beautiful

Eumaeus

old swineherd and friend of Odysseus

Eurylochus

crew member

Eurylochus

sailor who persuades the others to eat the Sun God's cattle

Eurymachus

suitor

Eurynome

housekeeper for Penelope

Helen

woman given to Paris as a bribe for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess

Helios

Sun God

Hermes

herald and messenger of the gods

Laertes

Odysseus' father

Lampetia

nymph

Odysseus

heroic leader of the sailors, king of Ithaca

Penelope

Odysseus' wife

Perimedes

member of Odysseus' crew

Persephone

wife of Hades

Polyphemus

Cyclops

Poseidon

god of the sea, earthquakes and storms at sea and father of the Cyclops

Scylla

six-headed monster

Sirens

women whose songs lure men to their deaths

Telemachus

Odysseus' son

Tiresias

blind prophet who tells Odysseus how to get home

Troy

city where Paris takes Helen

Zeus

King of the Gods

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