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Odyssey

Characters and events
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Apollo
god of music, poetry, and prophecy
Athena
goddess who helps Odysseus on his journey home
Calypso
sea nymph (minor goddess) who holds Odysseus captive for seven years
Circe
enchantress who turns men into swine
Helios
Sun God
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Odysseus
king of Ithaca
Penelope
Odysseus' wife
Polyphemus
Cyclops, son of Poseidon; blinded by Odysseus
Poseidon
god of sea
Telemachus
Odysseus' son
Zeus
Chief God
under the belly of his sheep
How did Odysseus escape Polyphemus' cave?
Teiresias
the blind prophet visited by Odysseus in the Land of the Dead
Lotus eaters
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?
Hermes
gives Odysseus a plant to protect him from Circe
Eurylochus
told Odysseus his men were turned to pigs.
Homer
poet who tells the story of Odysseus' journey home
Scylla
What is the name of the six-headed sea-monster that killed six of Odysseus' men?
Sirens
creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths
Trojan
What war was Odysseus returning from?
en medias res
In the middle of things
Epic
a long narrative poem
bag of winds
What gift does King Aeolus give Odysseus?