Character list for the odyssey
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LIST FOR THE ODYSSEY
-A friend of Odysseus who fought with him in the Trojan War. He was slain by Aigisthos.
-A friend of the gods. He was manager of the winds.
-The king of the Phaiacians. He helped Odysseus return to Ithaca.
-The suitor whose manners please Penelopeia most.
-One of the main suitors of Penelopeia. He is a miscreant and causes many problems in the house of Odysseus.
-The town beggar. He gets into a fight with Odysseus.
-The goddess of wisdom. She is a major supporter of Odysseus and helps him return home and regain what is his.
-A goddess who lives on the island of Ogygia. She held Odysseus prisoner for many years. She is the daughter of Atlas.
-A whirlpool that swallows and spits out water three times a day.
-A goddess who lived on the island of Aiaia. She turned some of Odysseus'
men into pigs
, but when confronted by Odysseus, she told him where he must go in order to return home to Ithaca.
-A blind minstrel in the palace of Alcinoos.
daughter of Proteus
, The Old Man of the Sea. She told Menelaos how to leave the island of Pharos.
-A comrade of Odysseus. He fell off of Circe's roof.
-A swineherd that is very loyal to Odysseus. He plays an important role in the final battle.
-A very faithful servant in the house of Odysseus. She is one of the few people to recognize him when he returns to Ithaca.
-One of the men in Odysseus' crew.
-Another main suitor of
. He is not as much of a miscreant as Antinoos but still causes many problems for Odysseus and his family.
-The sun-god who occupies the island of Thrinacia. His cattle are sacred.
-The wife of
. She was the cause of the Trojan War.
-The master craftsman god.
-The messenger god. He helps Odysseus throughout the course of the story.
-The father of Penelopeia. He is urging her to marry one of the suitors.
-The father of Odysseus. He is a feeble old man.
-The white sea goddess. She gave Odysseus a veil to help him get safely to the island of the Phaiacians.
-The marshal who told Penelopeia the suitors' plan.
-A servant to the suitors. He taunts Odysseus and Eumaios.
-One of Penelopeia's maids. She taunts Odysseus the beggar.
-The ruler of Sparta. He was a good friend of Odysseus and fought with him in the Trojan War. He tells Telemachos of his father.
-The first disguise fo Athena. She takes this form when she first sees Telemachos.
-A comrade of Odysseus. He was also entrusted with his house. Athena takes the shape of Mentor when she sails with Telemachos to Pylos.
-The daughter of Alcinoos. She was the first to find Odysseus on the island of the Phaiacians.
-The ruler of Pylos. He was a good friend of Odysseus.
-The hero of the story. He has endured many troubles and hardships in his struggle to save his life and return home to his family.
-The son of Agamemnon. He returned home and killed Aigisthos.
-The son of Nestor. He travles with Telemachos when he visits Menelaos.
-The wife of Odysseus and mother to Telemachos. She is mourning her husband and is forced to choose a man to marry.
-A rhapsode in the house of Odysseus.
-The drover. He is very loyal to Odysseus. He is the fourth person to know Odysseus is home and plays an important role in the final battle.
-The most powerful Cyclopian. He is the son of Poseidon and was blinded by Odysseus.
-A herald in the palace of Alcinoos.
-The god of the sea. He bears a grudge against Odysseus because he blinded Poseidon's son Polyphemos.
-The Old Man of the Sea. After
being captured by Menelaos
, he told him everything he wanted to know.
-A monster with six necks and twelve flapping feet. She ate six of Odysseus' men.
-The blind Theban seer in Hades. He tells Odysseus all that he wishes to know.
-The son of Odysseus. Throughout the story, he grows into a mature and capable young man.
-A prophet who was brought to Ithaca by Telemachos. He warns the suitors of their fate.
-The ruler of the gods.
He can be two-faced at times
; however, he swears Odysseus shall return home.
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