Questions on characters from Homer's Odyssey Set Books for New Zealand Year 12 Classics
Terms in this set (22)
Ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
Faithful cowherd of Ithaca - assists in battle against the suitors
A swineherd, an old and loyal servant to Odysseus
Son of Odysseus and Penelope
Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and protector of Odysseus
The brother of Melantho. Melanthius is a treacherous and opportunistic goatherd who supports the suitors. Mutilated.
Cyclops, son of Poseidon
The wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity
Nymph; gives Odysseus a sash to keep him from drowning; Odysseus is hesitant because she might be tricking him
The sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years
The most arrogant of Penelope's suitors. Leads the compaign to have Telemachus killed. and he is the first to die when Odysseus returns
Sister of Melanthius and maidservant in Odysseus's palace. She is having an affair with Eurymachus.
An old maid servant of Odysseus, who nursed both him and Telemachus.
Suitor of Penelope's, second one killed, tries to convince Odysseus to let them go.
Odysseus' home, an island off the coast of Greece
Odysseus' father, who resides on a farm in Ithaca.
Odysseus assumed this name when he returned to his palace as a beggar.
Trojan whose relationship with Helen started the Trojan War.
The bard that was saved by Telemachus when Odysseus was killing the suitors.
Messenger of the gods, who convinced Calypso to let Odysseus go.
The supreme god of ancient Greek mythology
The sea god who was opposed to Odysseus returning home because he had blinded Polyphemus
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