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The Odyssey--Supernatural Gods, Creatures, Monsters and Obstacles

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Proteus
"The Ancient of the Sea," he has the gift of prophecy and can change his shape
Poseidon
God of the sea; tries to get revenge on Odysseus for the blinding of Polyphemus
Muse
Daughter of Zeus; one of the nine who preside over all literature
Hermes
Messenger of the gods
Athena
Daughter of Zeus; goddess of wisdom; helps both Telemachus and Odysseus
Seirenes
Enchanters of the sea
Skylla
Man-eating monster that lives across from Charybdis in a cave
Kirke
The sorceress who turns Odysseus's men to swine
Kharybdis
A dangerous whirlpool Odysseus must sail by
Aiolos
Master of the winds
Polyphemos
The cyclops Odysseus blinds
Kalypso
The nymph who imprisons Odysseus for 7 years
Laestrygonians
Legendary clan of canibals
Helios
The sun
Lotus Eaters
Legendary people who can live on a plant who's fruit induces stupor and forgetfulness of home
Apollo
God of arts, archery, and music
Ares
God of war
Aphrodite
Goddess of love
Dionysos
God of ecstatic release, esp. associated with wine
Kyklopes
Cannibal clan of one-eyed giants
Zeus
Father of all god and goddesses; god of the heavens
Kikones
People at Ismaros, raided by Odysseus after the Trojan War