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Achaens
Greeks; specifically the people of Achaea in northeastern greece.
Alcinous
King of Phaeacia
Antinous
An Ithacan noble, most arrogant of the suitors.
Athena
Greek goddess of wisdom, crafts and war.
Circe
beautiful witch-goddess who transformed Odysseus's men into beasts.
Cyclops
member of a race of one-eyed giants. The cyclopes were said to have lived as sheperds on the island of Sicily.
Eurylochus
one of odysseus' crew
Eurymachus
one of Penelope's suitors, an Ithacan noble.
Helios
The sun god in early greek mythology.
Ithaca
Odysseus' home, an island off the western coast of greece.
Laertes
Odysseus' father
Lotus Eaters
One of a people described in the Odyssey who lived in a drugged, indolent state from feeding on the lotus. whoever ate of the fruit of the lotus forgot everything else and only wished to stay, eating lotus-fruit.
Maron
Keeper of appolo's holy grove.
Nohbdy
Odysseus first told the Cyclops, "My name is Nohbdy: mother,father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbdy". Odysseus told him this because he knew if the other Cyclopes would come and ask who was with him, they would think that "Nohbdy" was there.
Odysseus
King of Ithaca and hero of the odyssey
Penelope
Odysseus' wife
Polyphemus
a cyclops, son of poseidon
Poseidon
The god of the sea, (identified with Roman god neptune)
Scylla
a dangerous rock in the straights of Messina, personinfied female monster with six heads who devoured passing sailors.
Charybdis
a whirlpool in the Straits of Messina, personified as a female monster
Sirens
Sea nymphs who lured sailors to destruction with their songs
suitors
men who wanted to marry Penelope
Telemachus
a son of Odysseus and Penelope.
Trojan Horse
The battle outside Troy raged for ten years. The men were fed up and wanted to return to their homes. Athene, goddess of war gave Ulysses the idea for a plan to end the war. They built a big wooden horse which they put in the middle of their encampment. Next they pretended to abandon their camp. In reality many soldiers hid inside the wooden horse.
Zeus
Ruler of the gods and the goddesses on Mount Olympus.