Odyssey Book 1 Character study

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Poseidon-Book 1
Holds a grudge
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Poseidon-Book 1
Makes Odysseus' journey difficult
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Poseidon-Book 1
Powerful
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Poseidon-Book 1
Not on Mount Olympus - in Ethiopia
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Poseidon-Book 1
Angry at Odysseus for blinding his son
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Poseidon-Book 1
Not going to win as the other gods like Odysseus too much
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Poseidon-Book 1
God of Earthquakes
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Odysseus-Book 1
6 - Tragic hero "He failed to save those comrades, in spite of all his efforts"
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Odysseus-Book 1
Enduring- Tells Telemachus that Odysseus will return soon and nothing will stop him
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Odysseus-Book 1
Pious, wise Most offerings to the gods, Zeus calls him 'the wisest man alive'
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Odysseus-Book 1
Formidable- Athene describes him as being able to take on the whole of the suitors when he left for Troy
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Odysseus-Book 1
Favoured by the gods
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Penelope-Book 1
Still grieving for Odysseus "It is sad" "It never fails to wring my heart"
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Penelope-Book 1
Loves Odysseus a loy and misses him- "Wept for Odysseus"
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Penelope-Book 1
Loyal to Odysseus "She cannot bring herself to accept one of them and reject the rest"
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Penelope-Book 1
Believes in the supernatural "I have no use for the skill of such divines that my mother calls in"
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Penelope-Book 1
She misses her husband and wishes he would return home- goes to her bedroom to weep for O
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Telemachus-Book 1
Memories(Spirit and Daring) His mother implants image into his heart of his father
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Telemachus-Book 1
Thinks his father is dead-tells A he thinks O has come to a dreadful end+that believes storm fiends have taken his father away
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Telemachus-Book 1
Cannot tell he's Odysseus' son-tells Athene he cannot tell, even though his mother tells him he is
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Telemachus-Book 1
Maturing- Gives orders to mother to go to her quarters and attend to her work
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Telemachus-Book 1
This the suitors want to kill him-tells Athene it will happen soon
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Telemachus-Book 1
Looks like his father-Athene says he has his head and fine eyes
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Antinous-Book 1
Nobly born, but not noble in speech
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Antinous-Book 1
Aggressive
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Antinous-Book 1
Disrespectful-tells Telemachus he shouldn't be king
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Antinous-Book 1
Disrespects gods-although believes visitor is a god, dismiss dangerious implications by continuing to dishonour T
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Eurymachus-Book 1
Two-faced- says something and thinks another
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Eurymachus-Book 1
Manipulative
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Eurymachus-Book 1
Smooth talker
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Athene-Book 1 (Encouraging)
"I myself will go to Ithaca to instil more spirit into Odysseus' son and encourage him to call an assembly
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Athene-Book 1 (Powerful)
"She flashed down from the heights of Olympus" "Vanishing like a bird through a hole in the roof"
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Athene-Book 1 (Master of disguise)
"She assumed the appearance of a family friend"
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Athene-Book 1
Tells Zeus about Odysseus being prevented from reaching Ithaca- "The wise and unlucky Odysseus, who has been partedso long from all his friends"
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Athene-Book 1
Takes pity on Odysseus-pleads with her father to help
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Athene-Book 1 (Inspiring)
Mentions Orestes-avenging fathers are important to Greeks
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Zeus-Book 1
Authoritative-can overrule other gods as he is one of the most powerful
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Zeus-Book 1
God of Prophecy-is his wish for O to return home
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Zeus-Book 1
Says it is men's transgression that gets them into trouble, while gods try and persuade them not to do things
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Zeus-Book 1
Wise-not their destiny to fulfil problem, yet they still do it
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Makes Odysseus' journey difficult

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Poseidon-Book 1

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Powerful

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Card 4

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Not on Mount Olympus - in Ethiopia

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Card 5

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Angry at Odysseus for blinding his son

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