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The Odyssey/ Characters/Towle

9th Honors
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Agamemnon
king and leader of the Greek forces
Alcinous
king who listens to Odysseus' story and gives him a ship to travel home
Amphinomus
another suitor
Antinous
leader among the suitors
Aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty
Apollo
god of music, poetry, prophecy and medicine
Argus
a dog that Odysseus trained before leaving for Troy
Athena
goddess of wisdom, skills, and warfare
Calypso
sea nymph (minor goddess) who loves Odysseus
Charybdis
whirlpool that pulls ships under
Circe
enchantress who turns men into swine
Cronus
Father of Zeus
Discord
God who causes a fight between the goddesses over who is the most beautiful
Eumaeus
old swineherd and friend of Odysseus
Eurylochus
crew member
Eurylochus
sailor who persuades the others to eat the Sun God's cattle
Eurymachus
suitor
Eurynome
housekeeper for Penelope
Helen
woman given to Paris as a bribe for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess
Helios
Sun God
Hermes
herald and messenger of the gods
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Lampetia
nymph
Odysseus
heroic leader of the sailors, king of Ithaca
Penelope
Odysseus' wife
Perimedes
member of Odysseus' crew
Persephone
wife of Hades
Polyphemus
Cyclops
Poseidon
god of the sea, earthquakes and storms at sea and father of the Cyclops
Scylla
six-headed monster
Sirens
women whose songs lure men to their deaths
Telemachus
Odysseus' son
Tiresias
blind prophet who tells Odysseus how to get home
Troy
city where Paris takes Helen
Zeus
King of the Gods