- Cunning/Resourceful - Master of strategems.
- Wants to get home to Ithaca, NOT Penelope - Nostos.
- Leader of men - But is he flawed?
- Good King - Respected by slaves who served under him.
- Filial Piety - Being a good Father/Son.
- In search of his Kleos.
- Strong warrior/archer.
- Loyal - Only unfaithful with divinities.
- Patient and much enduring.
- Emotional - Typical of a Greek hero.
- Sensible - Not driven by emotion. Unlike Clytaemnestra.
- Maternal - Great fears for Telemachus' safety. Obeys him as he grows as a leader.
- Emotional - Suffering but remains proud in public. Cries/has nightmares at night.
- Cunning/Intelligent - Follows in her husband's footsteps.
- Loyal/Patient - Key to being a great Greek woman.
- Strong mentally, can speak with strength.
- Only person Odysseus can't lie to - Bond between Father and Son too strong - Emotion takes over.
- Emotional - Pain of losing Anticleia and possibly losing Odysseus.
- Humble - Living a simple life.
- Respects women - Didn't sleep with slave girl as didn't want to be unfaithful to his wife.
- Thoughtful/Selfless - Always thinking of his parents.
- Brave/Adventurous/Daring - 'Mini Odyssey'
- Strong relationship with Eumaeus.
- Maturing/Learning to be a man - Odysseus disappointed in him.
- Bitter at the start but learns to become a man/warrior.
- Likened to Father - Respects elders.
- Definition of loyalty
- Wheras others were corrupted he has remained strong.
- Treats Telemachus as his own son.
- Listens to and respects Penelope and Laertes.
- Remains a good loyal swineherd/Provides food for the feasts - Loyal to his job - Keeps things running smoothly in case Odysseus returns.
- Brave in final conflict - Utterly obedient to Odysseus.
- 'You, Eumaeus' - Loved and respected by Homer.
- Humble/Hard working.
- Good Xenia.
- Loyal - Lives at the end, deals with non-loyal maids. - Protects Penelope and helps Telemachus - Does it all to help Odysseus.
- Part of the family - Brought up by them and allowed to be part of the family.
- Strong/Brave - More vulnerable than male slaves but when Odysseus grabs her she has no fear.
Melanthius and Melantho
- Young - Raised by suitors, not Odysseus.
- Not intelligent.
- Define what happens when you don't have a good leader.