Maddock Freshmen Odyssey etc. Characters

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Persephone

wife of Hades

Ithaca

homeland of the hero of the Odyssey

Aphrodite

Greek goddess of love

Zeus

Greek king of the gods

Poseidon

Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses

Homer

author of the Odyssey

Polyphemus

Cyclops who imprisoned the Greeks

Apollo

god of light, medicine, and poetry

Cupid

Roman god of love

Odysseus

hero of the Odyssey

Tiresias

blind prophet who advised Odysseus from the underworld

Calypso

sea goddess who lovd (and imprisoned) Odysseus

Circe

enchantress who helped Odysseus after turning his men into pigs

Scylla

sea monster of grey rock

Hera

Greek protector of marriage and women; sister and wife of Zeus

Athena

Greek goddess of crafts, war, and wisdom

Hades

Greek god of the underworld

Cronus

Greek ruler of the TItans who was overthrown by Zeus

Mars

Roman god of war

Charybdis

enormous and dangerous whirlpool

underworld

where Odysseus journeyed for information from a spirit

Mount Olympus

mythological home of the Greek gods

Laertes

Father of Odysseus

Rhea

wife and sister of Cronus; mother of Zeus

sirens

creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths

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