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Calypso
a sea goddess who lives on the island of Ogygia
Alcinous
the king of the Phaeacians
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Circe
a goddess and enchantress who lives on the island of Aeaea
Zeus
the chief of the greek gods and goddesses;father of athena and appollo
Cicones
allies of the trojans, who live at ismarus
lotus eaters
inhabitants of a land odyseus visits
cyclopes
a race of one eyed giants
apollo
a god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine
poseidon
the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses;father of the cyclops who battles odyseus
aeolus
the gaurdian of the winds
Laestrygones
cannibal inhabitants of a distant land
eurylochus
a trusted officer of odyseus
hermes
the god of invention, comerce, and cunning;messenger of the gods
persephone
the wife of the ruler of the underworld
tiresias (of thebes)
a blind prophet whose spirit odyseus visits in the underworld
sirens
creatures, part woman and part bird, whose songs lure sailors to their death
scylla
a six-headed monster who devours sailors
charybdis
a dangerous whirlpool personified as a female sea monster
helios
the sun god, who pastures his cattle on the island of thrinacia
antinous
a suitor of penelope's
eurymachus
a suitor of penelope's
telemachus
odyseus' son
eumaeus
a servant in odyseus' household
philoetius
a servant in odyseus' household
eurycleia
an old female servant, still loyal to odyseus
epic
a long narrative poem (that tells about the adventures of a hero)
epic hero
a larger than life figure,usually male, who embodies the ideals of a nation or race
HAS HUMAN FLAWS!!!!!!!!!
epic simile
an elaborate more involved version of a regular simile
epithet
brief, descriptive phrases that help to characterize a particular person or thing