Characters and events
god of music, poetry, and prophecy
goddess who helps Odysseus on his journey home
sea nymph (minor goddess) who holds Odysseus captive for seven years
enchantress who turns men into swine
king of Ithaca
Cyclops, son of Poseidon; blinded by Odysseus
god of sea
under the belly of his sheep
How did Odysseus escape Polyphemus' cave?
the blind prophet visited by Odysseus in the Land of the Dead
Drugged Odysseus' men; gave men plant that would make them want to stay on their island forever
Daughter of Alcinious
Who found Odysseus shipwrecked on the beach?
gives Odysseus a plant to protect him from Circe
told Odysseus his men were turned to pigs.
poet who tells the story of Odysseus' journey home
What is the name of the six-headed sea-monster that killed six of Odysseus' men?
creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths
What war was Odysseus returning from?
en medias res
In the middle of things
a long narrative poem
bag of winds
What gift does King Aeolus give Odysseus?
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