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Grandson of Acresius and Autolycus, son of Laertes and Anticlea, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, king of Ithaca, and the surrounding islands
grandson of Laertes and Antecleia, son of Odysseus and Penelope, heir to the throne of Ithaca,
son of Neleus, king of the Pylians, father of Antilochus, Pisistratus, Thrasymedes and others; the oldest of the Achaen chieftains.
daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of Menelaus, consort of Paris; her abduction by him from Sparta caused the Trojan war
daughter of Leda and Tyndareus, queen of Argos, wife of Agamemnon, lover of Aegisthus, and mother of Orestes
legendary people visited by Odysseus, they live on a plant whose fruit induces stupor and forgetfulness of home
man-eating, 6 headed monster that lives in a cliffside cavern opposite the whirlpool of Charybdis
or Pallas Athena, goddess, daughter of Zeus, defender of the Achaeans. A patron human ingenuity and resourcefulness, whether exemplified by handicrafts, such as spinning and weaving, or by skill in human relations, such as that possessed Odysseus, her favorite among the Greeks
king of the gods, son of Cronus and Rhea, brother and husband of Hera, father of the Olympians and many mortals too. His spheres include the sky and the weather, hospitality and the rights of guests and suppliants, the punishment of injustice, the sending of omens, and the governance of the universe, controlled to some extent by Fate as well
god, son of Zeus and Maia, messenger of the gods, giant-killer, and guide of dead souls to the underworld and Olympus
god of the sea, son of Cronus and Rhea, younger brother of Zeus, father of Polyphemus, throughout the Odyssey an inveterate enemy of Odysseus
king of Mycenae, son of Atreus, husband of Clytemnestra, murdered by her and Aegisthus; brother of Menelaus, supreme commander of all Achaea's armies and leader of the largest contingent at Troy
son of Peleus and Thetis, grandson of Aeacus, and commander of the Myrmidons, Achaean allies at Troy
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