Important Characters in the Odyssey

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  1. Calypso
    a sea goddess who lives on the island of Ogygia
  2. Alcinous
    the king of Phaeacians
  3. Laertes
    Odysseus' father
  4. Circe
    a goddess and enchantress who lives on the island of Aeaea
  5. Zeus
    the chief of the Greek gods and goddesses; father of Athena and Apollo
  6. Cicones
    allies of the Trojans, who live at Ismarus
  7. Lotus Eaters
    inhabitants of a land Odysseus visits
  8. Cyclopes
    a race of one-eyed giants; an individual member of the race is a Cyclops
  9. Apollo
    the god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine
  10. Poseidon
    the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses; father of the Cyclops who battles Odysseus
  11. Aeolus
    the guardian of the winds
  12. Laestrygones
    cannibal inhabitants of a distant land
  13. Eurylochus
    a trusted officer of Odysseus'
  14. Hermes
    the god of invention, commerce, and cunning; messenger of the gods
  15. Persephone
    the wife of the ruler of the underworld
  16. Tiresias of Thebes
    a blind prophet whose spirit Odysseus visits in the underworld
  17. Sirens
    creatures, part woman and part bird, whose songs lure sailors to their death
  18. Scylla
    a six-headed sea monster who devours sailors
  19. Charybdis
    a dangerous whirlpool personified as a female sea monster
  20. Helios
    the sun god, who pastures his cattle on the island of Thrinacia
  21. Antinous
    a suitor of Penelope's
  22. Eurymachus
    a suitor of Penelope's
  23. Telemachus
    Odysseus' son
  24. Eumaeus
    a servant in Odysseus' household
  25. Philoetius
    a servant in Odysseus' household
  26. Eurycleia
    an old female servant, still loyal to Odysseus
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Important Characters in the Odyssey
2015-09-28 17:18:49
gods goddesses
English Honors
These are the gods and goddesses you need to study. They are found on pg. 889 in your textbook. Learn ALL the gods and goddesses for Books 9, 10, 12, and 21-23.
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