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Maddock Freshmen Odyssey etc. Characters

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Persephone
wife of Hades
Ithaca
homeland of the hero of the Odyssey
Aphrodite
Greek goddess of love
Zeus
Greek king of the gods
Poseidon
Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses
Homer
author of the Odyssey
Polyphemus
Cyclops who imprisoned the Greeks
Apollo
god of light, medicine, and poetry
Cupid
Roman god of love
Odysseus
hero of the Odyssey
Tiresias
blind prophet who advised Odysseus from the underworld
Calypso
sea goddess who lovd (and imprisoned) Odysseus
Circe
enchantress who helped Odysseus after turning his men into pigs
Scylla
sea monster of grey rock
Hera
Greek protector of marriage and women; sister and wife of Zeus
Athena
Greek goddess of crafts, war, and wisdom
Hades
Greek god of the underworld
Cronus
Greek ruler of the TItans who was overthrown by Zeus
Mars
Roman god of war
Charybdis
enormous and dangerous whirlpool
underworld
where Odysseus journeyed for information from a spirit
Mount Olympus
mythological home of the Greek gods
Laertes
Father of Odysseus
Rhea
wife and sister of Cronus; mother of Zeus
sirens
creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths