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Achaeans
Greeks; specifically the people of Achaean in northeastern Greece.
Argo
the ship manned by Jason and his crew of Greek heroes on their quest for the Golden Fleece.
Charybdis
a whirlpool in the Straits of Messina, pesonified as a female monster.
Scylla
a dangerous rock in the Straits of Messina, personified as a female monster with six heads who devours passing sailors.
Agamemnon
commander of the Greeks during the Trojan war.
Alcinous
King of Phaeacia
Apollo
in Greek mythology, god of poetry, music and prophecy.
Athena
Greek goddess of wisdom, crafts, and war. Also called Pallas Athena.
Calypso
a beautiful sea nymph, who kept Odysseus on her island for seven years.
Cicones
people living on the southwestern coast of Thrace, who were attacked by Odysseus men on their way home from Troy.
Circe
beautiful witch godess who transformed Odysseus' men into beasts.
Cronus
in Greek mythology, a Titan and ruler of the universe until he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus.
Cyclops
member of a race of one eyed giants. The Cyclops were said to have lived as shepherds on the island of Sicily.
Eumaeus
a swineherd, and old and loyal servant to Odysseus.
Eurycleia
Penelope's servant and Odysseus' old nurse.
Eurylochus
one of Odysseus' crew
Eurymachus
one of Penelope's suitors, an Ithacan noble.
Eurynome
Penelope's housekeeper
Helios
in early Greek mythology, the sun god
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Laestrygonians
a race of man- eating giants
Odysseus
king of Ithaca and hero of the Odyssey. Latin version of the name Ulysses.
Penelope
Odysseus' wife
Polyphemus
a Cyclops, son of Poseidon
Poseidon
Greek god of the sea; identified with the Roman god Neptune.
Sirens
sea nymphs who lured sailors to destruction with their songs.
Telemachus
son of the Odysseus and Penelope
Zeus
ruler of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. He sometimes called Zeus Cronion, meaning "son of Cronus"
Aeaea
island home of Circe, the enchantress
Ithaca
Odysseus' home, an island off the western coast of Greece.
Phaeacia
an island kingdom inhabited by seafarers and traders.