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Achilles
Leader of Greeks in Trojan War
Slain by Paris
Talks to Odysseus in Hades
Aeaea
Island on which Circe lives
Aegisthus
Seduces Clytemnestra
Helps slay Agamemnon
Killed by Orestes
Aeolus
King of Aeolia
Keeper of the Winds
Agamemnon
Brother of Menelaus
Commander of Greeks in Trojan
Killed by Clytemnestra for sacrificing his daughter
Alcinous
King of Phaeacians
Grandson of Poseidon
Safe transport to Ithaca
Amphinomus
Convinces suitors to not kill Telemechus
Anticleia
Wife of Laertes
Mother of Odysseus
Speaks to Odysseus in Hades
Antinous
Leader of suitors
Killed first
Aphrodite
Goddess of love and beauty
Caught in an affair with Ares by Hephaestus
Apollo
God of music and arts
Suitors killed on the day of his festival
Ares
God of War
Lover of Aphrodite
Arete
Queen of Phaeacians
Odysseus kneels to her first
Argus
Odysseus' dog
Artemis
Goddess of hunt and moon
Slaughterer of female mortals
Athena
Goddess of wisdom and battle
Helps Odysseus and Telemechus
Atreus
Father of Agamemnon and Menelaus
Autolycus
Grandfather of Odysseus
Named him
Calypso
Detains Odysseus for seven years
Offers him immortality
Cassandra
Trojan princess and phrophet
War prize of Agamemnon
Charybdis
Whirlpool situated opposite Scylla
Circe
Turns Odysseus' men into pigs
Him and his men stay on her island for a year
Clytemnestra
Kills Agamemnon for sacrificing Iphigeneia
Cyclopes
Polyphemus, one-eyed, man eating giant
Demodocus
Blind singer of Phaeacia
Elpenor
Falls off Circe's roof and dies after falling asleep
In Hades, asks Odysseus for a proper funeral
Eupeithes
Killed by Laertes after trying to rally suitors against Odysseus
Eurycleia
Nurse to Odysseus
Recognizes scars on thigh
Eurylochus
Informs Odysseus of Circe's powers
Incites crew to slaughter Helios' cattle
Eurymachus
One of Penelope's suitors
Hades
God of Underworld and name of Underworld
Helen
Wife of Menelaus
Given to Paris by Aphrodite
Helios
The Sun God
Hephaestus
God of fire
Marries Aphrodite
Makes Achilles' armor
Hera
Queen of Oylmpian gods
Goddess of childbirth and marriage
Hermes
Messenger of the gods and guide to mortal travelers
Irus
Loses a boxing match to Odysseus
Ithacan beggar
Ithaca
Odysseus's homeland
Laertes
Father of Odysseus
Laestrygonians
Giant cannibals who eat Odysseus' crew and destroy all his ships
Melanthius
Odysseus'goat herder
Killed for disloyalty
Melantho
Handmaid of Penelope
Affair with Eurymachus
Hung for betrayal
Menelaus
Brother of Agamemnon
Husband of Helen
Mentes
Athena acts like Mentes when she first appears to Telemachus
Mentor
Looks over Odysseus' house while he is gone
Mycenae
ruled by Agamemnon
Nausicca
Phaeacian princess
Discovers Odysseus
Nestor
King of Pylos
Ogygia
Calypso's island
Olympus
home of the gods
Orestes
Kills Clytemnestra in revenge for her killing his father and her lover, Aegisthus
Peisistratus
Youngest son of Nestor
Accompanies Telemachus to Sparta
Penelope
Wife of Odysseus
Phaeacians
Descendants of Poseidon
Remarkable sea faring skills
Phemius
Bard in Ithaca
Remains faithful to Laertes
Polyphemus
Son of Poseidon
Blinded by Odysseus
Poseidon
God of the sea
Curses Odysseus
Proteus
Shape shifting sea god
Associated with island of Pharos
Pylos
City ruled by Nestor
Scheria
Phaeacians' island
Scylla
Half female / Half six headed dog
Sirens
Female heads, bird bodies
Irresistible songs
Sisyphus
Pushes huge stone in Hades
Sparta
Ruled by Menelaus
Tantalus
Everlasting hunger and thirst
Served gods the flesh of his son
Telemachus
Son of Odysseus and Penelope
"Battle from afar"
Thrinacia
Helios' cattle pastured
Tiresias
Seer who councels Odysseus in Hades
Troy
Conquered by Greeks in the Tojan War