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Important Characters of The Odyssey

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Odysseus
Hero who is strong, smart and courageous
Penelope
Odysseus' faithful wife
Telemachus
Odysseus' and Penelope's son
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Anticleia
Odysseus' mother
Agamemnon
King
commander of the Greek forces against Troy
Alcinous
King of Phaecians
Zeus
King of the gods
father of Athena
Athena
Goddess of wisdom
helps Odysseus often while in disguise
Polyphemus
One Eye Monster Cyclops
Son of Poseidon
Poseidon
God of the sea
father of Polyphemus
Aeolus
Master of the winds
Helps Odysseus get within viewing distance of Ithica
Circe
goddess-enchantress who turns some of Odysseus' men into swine (pigs)
Calypso
goddess-nymph
holds Odysseus captive for 9 years
Sirens
three dangerous bird-women
lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island
Scylla/Charybdis
Scyllla is the monster who lives the rocks next Charybdisbdis
Monster of the gray rock)

Charybdis a whirlpool that sucks down everything around and then vomits it back up.
Muses
The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology were/are symbols of inspiration and artistic creation.
Homer asks the Muses both in the Iliad and Odyssey to help him tell the story in the most proper way.
Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyn
Trojan Horse
A huge, hollow wooden horse constructed by the Greeks to gain entrance into Troy during the Trojan War.
made hollow so that the Greeks could hide inside.