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Odyssey Character List

English 10 H Character List
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Odysseus
Endures a long journey from Troy to Ithaca; protagonist
Telemachus
Tries to rescue his mother from the suitors in Ithaca
Penelope
Wife of Odysseus, Mother of Telemachus
Athena
Daughter of Zeus; goddess of wisdom; helps both Telemachus and Odysseus
Zeus
Father of all gods and goddesses; god of the heavens
Poseidon
God of the sea; tries to get revenge on Odysseus for the blinding of Polyphemus
Antinous
Leader of the suitors
Eurymachus
Shows influence over other suitors
Amphinomus
Only decent suitor wanting to marry Penelope
Eumaeus
The shepard who helps Odysseus
Calypso
The nymph who imprisons Odysseus for 7 years
Polyphemus
The cyclops Odysseus blinds
Circe
The sorceress who turns Odysseus's men to swine
Laertes
Odysseus's father
Tiresias
Theban prophet in the Underworld
Nestor
King of Pylos who gives Odysseus the bag of winds
Menelaus
King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen
Agamemnon
Former king of Mycene, killed by Clytemnestra
Helen
Wife of Menelaus, Queen of Sparta
Nausicaa
Daughter of King Alcinous, finds Odysseus and takes him in
Alcinous
King of Phaeacians who offers Odysseus hospitality
Arete
Queen of Phaeacians
Eurycleia
Loyal servant to Penelope
Achea
Mainland Greece
Acheans
Greek people
Achilles
Immortal man, vulnerable only in his achillies region
Aeaea
Island home of Circe
Aeolia
Island ruled by Aeolus
Aeolus
Master of the winds
Ajax
Defeated by Odysseus in a contest for Achillies armor
Aphrodite
Goddess of love
Apollo
God of arts, archery and music
Ares
God of war
Argives
Alternate name for the Acheans
Argos
General region of the Acheans
Artemis
Goddess of childbirth and hunting
Atlas
The Titan who holds the world upon his shoulders
Atrides
"Son of Atreus"
Cassandra
Lover of Agamemnon
Charybdis
Monster in the form of a giant whirlpool
Clashing Rocks
Legendary rocks near Scylla and Charybdis
Cronus
Titan; son of Uranus; Father of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter
Cyclops
Cannibal clan of one-eyed giants
Demeter
Goddess of crops
Demodocus
Blind singer of the Phaeacians
Dionysus
God of ecstatic release, esp. associated with wine
Elpenor
Companion of Odysseus who was given a proper burial
Elysian Fields
Home of the fortunate in the Underworld
Helios
The sun
Hephaestus
God of fire and craftsmanship
Heracles (Hercules)
Son of Zeus; hero of the Labors
Laestrygonians
Legendary clan of cannibals
Lotus-Eaters
Legendary people who live on a plant who's fruit induces stupor and forgetfulness of home
Mentor
Impersonation name taken by Athena
Muse
Daughter of Zeus; one of the nine who preside over all literature
Mycene
Agamemnon's capital
Olympus
Home to the Gods and Goddesses (except for Hades)
Pallas
Epithet of Athena
Orestes
Son of Agamemnon; avenger of his father
Persephone
Goddess of the Underworld
Phoebus
Epithet of Apollo
Priam
King of Troy
Scylla
Man eating monster that lives across from Charybdis in a cave
Sirens
Enchanters of the sea
Sparta
Capital city of Lacedaemon
Styx
River in the Underworld by which the Gods swear binding oaths