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Odyssey characters

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Alcinous
king of the Phaecians, to whom Odysseus tells his story
Odysseus
Hero of the odyssey
Calypso
sea goddess who loved Odysseus
Circe
(Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
Zeus
The king of the gods
Apollo
Greek god of light
Poseidon
Father of the One eyed man
Athena
god who helped Odysseus fight the suitors
Polyphemus
the Cyclops who imprisoned Odysseus
Laertes
father of a hero
Cronus
father of the king of the gods
Perimedes
tied Odysseus to the mast
Eurlyochus
He talked the men into killing Helios cattle
Tiresias
blind prophet
Persephone
Queen of the underworld
Telemachus
son of the hero
Sirens
sea nymphs who lured sailors to destruction with their songs
Scylla
sea monster of gray rock
Charybdis
Monster in the form of a giant whirlpool
Hermes
messenger of the gods
Eumaeus
friend of Odysseus who fought with him against the suitors
Antinous
Hit the beggar with the stool
Eurynome
Penelope's maid
Penelope
tests our hero.
Eurymachus
tries to convince Odysseus to let the suitors leave
Amphinomus
suitor killed by the son
Argus
lived to see his old master