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the Muse
goddess, daughter of Zeus, one of nine, all, told, who preside over literature and the arts and are sources of artistic inspiration.
Odysseus
grandson of Arcesius and Autolycus, son of Laertes and Anticleia, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, king of Ithaca and surrounding islands.
Calypso
goddess-nymph, daughter of Atlas, who makers her home on island of Ogygia.
Athena
(Pallas Athena), goddess, daughter of Zeus, defender of Achaeans, patron of human ingenuity and resourcefullness, whether exemplified by handicrafts (spinning/weaving), or by skill in human relations (like that of Odysseus = her favorite of Greeks).
Zeus
king of the gods, son of Cronus and Phea, brother and husband of Hera, father of Olympians and many mortals, spheres = sky, weather, hospitality and rights of guests and suppliants, punishment of justice, sending of omens, governance of universe.
Poseidon
god of the sea, son of Cronus and Rhea, younger brother of Zeus, father of Polyphemus, inveterate enemy of Odysseus.
Hermes
god, son of Zeus and Alcema, messenger of the gods, giant-killer, guide of dead souls to underworld.
Apollo
son of Zeus and Leto, patron of the arts (esp. music and poetry), god of archery ("lord of silver bow") = arrows = metaphor for onset of plague, festival day = on day that Odysseus kills suitors.
Phaecia
kingdom where Odysseus is shipwrecked w/out crew (Scheria).
Nausicaa
daughter of Alcinous and Arete, king and queen of Phaecia.
Arete
queen of Phaecia.
Alcinous
king of Phaecians.
Demodocus
blind singer/poet for Phaecians, tells story of Trojan War for party for Odysseus.
Cicones
Trojan allies, living in Thrace, north of Troy.
Lotus-Eaters
live on plant whose fruit induces stupor/insensibility and forgetfulness of home.