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Characters In The Iliad and The Odyssey
Protagonist, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, favorite of Athena, enemy of Poseidon
son of Odysseus
mother of Telemachus, wife of Odysseus,
daughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and womanly arts, appears as Mentor to Odysseus
god of the seas, father of Polyphemus, patron of the Phaeacians
king of gods and men, father of Athena
most arrogant of the suitors
manipulative, deceitful suitor
the only decent suitor
the loyal shepherd who helps Odysseus reclaim his throne.
nurse who raised Odysseus as a child, keeps Odysseus's identity a secret after he returns.
brother of Melantho, treacherous goatherd who abuses Odysseus without realizing who he his.
sister of Melanthius, having a affair with Eurymachus, and abuses Odysseus
beautiful nymph who keeps Odysseus on her island
tremendous cyclops who imprisons Odysseus, son of Poseidon
witch-goddess who transforms Odysseus and his men into swines.
Odysseus's aging father.
blind prophet who inhabits the underworld
King of Pylos, former warior
king of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen
wife of Menelaus, queen of Sparta
former king of Mycenae, brother of Menelaus, murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, later avenged by his son, Orestes
daughter of king Alcinous and Queen Arete, discovers Odysseus on the beach
king of the Phaeacians, husband of Arete, father of Nausicaa
queen of the Phaeacians, wife of Alcinous, mother of Nausicaa
son of Peleus and Thetis, most powerful warrior in The Iliad, from Phthia, upset at Agamemnon for taking Briseis from the Trojans
Achilles's best friend
youngest of the Achaens, inspired by Athena after Achilles falls.
Best warrior after Achilles, son of Telamon
son of Oileus
King of Crete
healer, wounded by Paris
an important soothsayer
Achilles's father, grandson of Zeus
king of Troy, husband of Hecuba, father of Hector and Paris
mightiest warrior of the Trojans, son of Priam and Hecuba
queen of Troy, wife of Priam, mother of Hector and Paris
brother of Hector, son of Priam and Hecuba, steals Helen
son of Aphrodite, Trojan nobleman
Hector and Andromache's son
young Trojan commander, foil to Hector
powerful Trojan warrior, nearly fights a duel with Diomedes
Trojan warrior who attempts to fight Achilles
Trojan archer, wounds Menelaus
advisor to King Prium
son of Zeus
daughter of Chryses
war prize for Agamemnon
priest of Apollo