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The Odyssey Characters-H. english

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Agamemnon
king and leader of Greek forces in Trojan War
Aias
Person that Poseidon punished for being arrogant
Amphinomis
the only good hearted suitor, but is killed anyways
Antinous
leader among the suitors
Athena
goddess of wisdom, skills, and warfare; helps Odysseus on his journey
Charybdis
2nd monster, whirlpool, sucks in and then spits out
Eumaios
Loyal shepherd that keeps Odysseus being the beggar a secret, helps kill the suitors
Eurykleia
The loyal servant that helped raise Odysseus and Telemakhos, keeps Odysseus being the beggar a secret, is glad when the suitors are killed, tells Odysseus what women betrayed him
Eurylokhos
Odysseus' second in command, person that convinced the crewmembers to eat Helios' cattle
Eurymachus
leader among the suitors
Helen
Menelaus' wife, Treaty of Paris
Hermes
herald and messenger of the gods; son of Zeus; delivered the message that Odysseus was to be let go
Ino
the nymph that saw Odysseus drowning and saved him & gave him her shawl; Kadmos' daughter
Kalypso
sea goddess who held Odysseus hostage
Kirke
Queen of Aiaia, turned Odysseus' men into pigs, but then helped Odysseus
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Melanthios
brother of Melantho, goatherd that insults and kicks Odysseus as the beggar, goes into storeroom and arms suitors, tortured as a result.
Melantho
sister of Melanthios, betrayed Penelope and Odysseus, slept with suitors
Menelaus
"red haired King"; king of Sparta
Nausikaa
the godlike daughter of Alkinoos; feminine ideal of young women; bold, brave; very beautiful; flirts w/Odysseus and hints that he would make a good husband
Nestor
King of Pylos
Odysseus
King of Ithaca; son of Laertes
Penelope
Odysseus' wife
Pesistratos
Son of Nestor; takes Telemachus on his journey to look for Odysseus
Philoitios
loyal cowherd, fought with Odysseus to kill the suitors
Polyphemos
Cyclops that Odysseus tricks and blinds
Poseidon
god of the sea and earthquakes; holds grudge against Odysseus
Proteus
sea god, The Ancient; his daughter helped Menelaus trap him
Scylla
1st of 2 monsters, 6 headed, eats 6 men from ship
Telemachus
Odysseus and Penelope's son; being tracked by the suitors on his journey for information on Odysseus
Theoklymenos
guy that caught a ride with Telemakhos on his boat because he killed one of his cousins, says eagles mean that Telemakhos' family will rule forever
Tiresias
blind prophet from Hades that Odysseus wants to talk to
Zeus
king of the gods
1992
All the pretty horses was written in
bildungsroman
coming of age
vernacular
language commonly spoken by people of a particular country or period
Telemachus 3 part plan
call an assembly
get ship and make a voyage
act upon what you know