Odyssey Character Cards

Cards for learning of the characters within the Odyssey as well as useful for mapping out different groups of characters 

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Achilles
Greek Hero at Troy - seen in bk11 in the underworld
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Aegisthus
Murderer of Agamemnon and lover of Clytemnestra
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Aeolus
God of Winds - bk10 gives Odysseus bag of winds
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Agamemnon
Gets murdered by his wife and Aegisthus when he returns home after the Troy
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Alcinous
Leader of the Phaecains
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Amphinomus
The 'nice' suitor but is still destined to be killed by Telemachus spear
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Anticleia
Laertes wife and mother of Odysseus
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Argus
Odysseus's old hunting dog
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Amphimedon
A suitor who tells Agamemnon of the suitors death in Hell
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Antinous
A leading suitor who is arguably the worst one
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Calypso
Daughter of Atlas ; imprisons Odysseus for years
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Charybdis
A monstrous (female) whirlpool
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Circe
A goddess who turns 20 of the crew into pigs and sleeps with Odysseus
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Clytaemnestra
Wife of Agamemnon, mother of Orestes
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Ctsippus
A suitor who throws an ox-hoof at Odysseus
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Athene
Patron goddess of Odysseus
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Hermes
Messenger God
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Dawn
Goddess of the morning
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Helios/Hyperion
The sun god on the island of Thrinacie
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Aphrodite
Gods of sexual attraction ; married to Hephaestus and has an affair with Ares
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Ares
God of War ; had a affair with Aphrodite
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Hephaestus
Blacksmith god ; spread net over cheating Aphrodite and lover Ares and showed them to over gods ; told in BK8
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Zeus
King of the gods
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Poseidon
God of the sea and angry at Odysseus for blinding his son Polyphemus
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Sirens
Creatures that lure sailors with their voices to their doom
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Skylla
6 headed, 12 feet , 3 rows of teeth monster ; eats 6 of Odysseus' men
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Lotus-eaters
Make people lose all of the will to go home by eating the lotus fruit
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Demodocus
A blind Phaeacian bard
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laestrygonians
Giant cannibals that eat 11 ships of Odysseus' men
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Elpenor
One of Odysseus' crew ; dies falling off a roof at Circes
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Eumaeus
Swineherd loyal to Odysseus
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Eurycleia
Odysseus' and Telemachus' nursemaid ; loyal to Odysseus
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Eurylochus
One of Odysseus crew who causes trouble
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Eurymachus
A leading suitor who has the most wealth
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Helen
Wife of Menelaus ; the reason for the battle of Troy
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Heracles
Hero of the 12 labors ; dead in underworld
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Icarius
Farther of Penelope
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Laertes
Farther of Odysseus
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Ino
sea goddess who saves Odysseus from drowning by giving him a veil
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River Goddess
Grants Odysseus passenger to the river to Scheria in BK5
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Medon
An attendant of Penelope who revealed the suitors' plan to kill Telemachus
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Melantho
Maidservant of Penelope who sides with the suitors ; sister of Melanthius
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Melanthius
Goatherd who sides with the suitors ; brother of Melantho
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Menelaus
Brother of Agamemnon and king of Sparta
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Mentes
Old friend of Odysseus ; Athene disguises as him when visiting Telemachus
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Mentor
Old friend of Odysseus ; Athene takes on his disguise
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Nausicaa
Daughter of Alcinous
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Nausithous
Farther of Alcinous
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Nestor
Pylos
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Odysseus
King of Ithaca
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Penelope
Daughter of Icarius, wife of Odysseus
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Orestes
Son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra ; parallel to Telemachus
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Peisistratus
Son of Nestor who accompanied Telemachus
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Phemius
The bard in Odysseus' palace
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Philoetius
Faithful herdsman of Odysseus
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Polyphemus
Cyclops, son of Poseidon ; blinded by Odysseus as foretold by Telemus
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Telemus
Eurymus's son ; one of the best soothsayers for the Cyclops
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Proteus
Old man of the sea
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Teiresias
A blind prophet whom Odysseus consults in Hades
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Telemachus
son of Odysseus and Penlope
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Theoclymenus
prophet from Agros ; Telemachus brings him to Ithaca from Sparta as he was banished for killing one of his relatives
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Tantalus
Stuck in the underworld ; punished by not being able to grab fruit
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SIsyphus
stuck in the underworld ; unable to push a bolder up a hill
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Cratais
Scylla's mother : Odysseus prays to her to protect the crew before facing Skylla
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Arete
Wife of Alcinous
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Klytoneos
Son of Alcinous who wins the foot-race
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Laodamas
Son of Alcnous who wins the boxing match and invites Odysseus to join in the games
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Euryalos
A random competitor at the games in BK8 who insults Odysseus as not an Athletic type
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Irus
The beggar which Odysseus faces and beats in BK18
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Dymas
Nausicaa's friend who Athene disguises as in a dream to her inBK6
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Murderer of Agamemnon and lover of Clytemnestra

Back

Aegisthus

Card 3

Front

God of Winds - bk10 gives Odysseus bag of winds

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Gets murdered by his wife and Aegisthus when he returns home after the Troy

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Leader of the Phaecains

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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