Mrs. Miller- Character Matching Complete From Test and Quizzes

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Eidothea

Proteus' daughter, who tells Menelaus how to trap her father

Ipthime

Athena assumes her form to enter P's dream and reassure her about T's safety

Phaecians

descendants of Poseidon whose men are sailors and women are weavers of reknown

Penelope

A match for her mate, she delays her decision by weaving and unweaving a shroud

Tiresias

Theban seer who tells Odysseus how to reconcile with Poseidon

Achilles

His shade asks O how his son, groom to the daughter of Helen and Menelaus, performed in the Trojan War once he himself had died

Nestor

Oldest of Warriors, he recognizes T's patron as a god or goddess and sacrifices a heifer in honor to that divine spirit

Scylla

an immortal with six heads and twelve arms that inhabits the side of a mountain

Psistratus

accompanies T on his journey from Pylos to Sparta and back again

Eurymachus

one of the two ringleaders of the suitors

Clytemnestra

Her treachery gives wives the stigma of disloyalty: "the time for trusting women's gone forever."

Anticleia

Odysseus' mother, who dies of grieving her son's long absence

Mentor

O asked him to watch over his house hold while he went off to wage war

Circe

Initially hostile, she hosts O and his men for a year before helping them on their way

Demodocus

blind bard who sings of Ares' and Aphrodite's cupidity

Ajax (Lesser)

Rescued from rough seas, he yells his victory over the gods, which prompts poseidon to send him to a watery grave

Aeolus

King of winds, he entertains O for a month the first time but spurns him the second

Nausicaa

she of the white arms

Artemis

Her arrow strike down women whose deaths cannot be easily explained by illness

Laestrygonians

They share herculean strength and stature as well as cannibalism with another people called the Cyclops

Ino

her immortal scarf saves O from drowning during a storm at sea

Mentes

A family friend who visits T and begins the work of galvanizing the young daydreamer

Charybdis

This whirlpool sits opposite another monster in the straits of Messina

Laodamas

this princely athelete asks O to join their games

Phemius

O's own gifted bard

Cicones

Maron is their priest to Apollo, and he gives O special wine that comes in handy

Proteus

He not only shifts shapes, but he can also see the future

Eurycleia

Originally worth 20 oxen, this nurse is a loyal member of O's household

Polyphemus

his prayer to poseidon becomes a formula uttered by tiresias in Hades

Antiphates

this king rivals polyphemus in his savagery

Arete

Her superb weaving and her sense of justice make her a lovely queen

Antinous

one of the two ringleaders of the suitors

Calypso

Her efforts to make O. immortal and her husband cannot hold him

Cyclopses

They do not practice agriculture or shipbuilding; they are savages

Apollo

His arrows account for the deaths of men not noticeably sick

Athena

the gray eyed goddess

Agamemnon

O sees him in Hades, and this shade has valuable advice: arrive on Ithaca in secret

Elpenor

The youngest member of O's crew, he falls off Circe's roof after a night of drinking

Ajax (the greater)

O sees him in hades, but this shade is still too angry over losing Achilles' arms to speak

Aegisthus

He panders to a queen's lust, seducing her and eventually murdering her husband

Laertes

when his son finally reveals his identity he asks for proof

Telemachus

He leaves the door to the store room open, but he owns his own mistake

Artemis

She kills Eumaeus' nurse aboard ship

Clytemnestra

If penelope is the quintessence of fidelity, she is the epitome of treachery

Eurymachus

Athena tells T. that penelope is going to wed him so T. wil leave Sparta for home

Leodes

He begs Odysseus for mercy, but O decapitates him

Zeus

His "reeking bolt" can be considered a manifestation of deus ex machina

penelope

she asks the beggar to interpret a dream she has just had

Arnaeus/Irus

Odysseus wins a sausage for besting him

melantho

one of the 12 disloyal maids

Aethon

The beggar tells Penelope that is his name

Eurynome

one of the 38 loyal maids

Theoclymenus

The suitors' uncontrolled laughter inspires a vision of doom he interprets

Amphinomus

Odysseus tries to warn him, but Athena binds him to the great hall

Melanthius

he loses his nose, ears, hands, feet and private parts

Idomeneus

he figures prominently in Odysseus' stories about Crete

Eumaeus

kidnapped, he joins Laertes' household and is rased with Ctimene

Mentor

The Driver of Armies take his form and delivers rousing words

Medon

Telemachus tells Odysseus to spare him

Philoteus

The last of the "Fab Four" to join

Melanthius

disloyal goatherd who kicks Odysseus in the hip

Antinous

Eurymachus blames all the trouble on him who is deaad

Ctesippus

the cowherd gives him a spear as a guest-gift

Eumaeus

loyal swineherd wo delivers bow into Odysseus' hands

Philoteus

loyal cowherd who locks the outer gate to prevent suitors' escape

Eurycleia

she recognizes Odysseus' scar when bathing his feet

Aethon

one of odysseus' fake identities

Amphinomus

He dreads killing a royal, preferring to consult the gods

Iphitus

A fellow traveler to Messenia who gives Odysseus his bow

Melantho

probably the maid who tells the suitors about Penelope's weaving ruse

Athena

she assumes the form of Mentor from the slaughter onward

Phemius

telemachus tells Odysseus to spare him

Ctimene

Eumaeus is raised with her by Anticleia almost as a brother

Theoclymenus

he leaves the great hall after the suitors mock his premonition

Agamemnon

when he hears how the suitors die, he celebrates loyal penelope

Autolycus

maternal grandfather, a thief, names Odysseus

Laertes

he goes on a hunger strike when he learns of Telemachus' journey

Arnaeus

The suitors call him Irus because he runs errands for them. (Irus is the messenger of the Gods)

Leodes

The suitors priest and prophet who bites the dust

Agelaus

once Antinous and Eurymachus fall, he becomes the leader.

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