The Odyssey - Characters

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Odysseus
fought at Troy - took 20 years to get home
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Penelope
Wife to Odysseys
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Telemachus
Son to Odysseys
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Athene
Daughter of Zeus - favours Odysseus - helps him get home
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Zeus
Leader of Olympus gods
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Poseidon
Brother to Zeus - doesn't want Odysseus to reach home - Father to Polyphemus
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Polyphemus
Son to Poseidon - cyclops - blinded by Odysseus
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Eumaeus
Swine herd - loyal to Odysseys
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Philoetius
Cow herd
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Eurycleia
Maid to Odysseys - was his wet nurse - very loyal
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Calypso
Nymph who keeps Odysseus on her island for 7 years
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Circe
Witch-Goddess - Odysseus stays with her for 1 year - she turns his men to pigs
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Laertes
Father of Odysseus
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Tiresias
Theban prophet in the underworld
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Nestor
King of Pylos
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Menelaus
King of Sparta
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Helen
Wife to Menelaus - cause of the Trojan war
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Agamemnon
Former king of Mycenae - brother of Menelaus - meets Odysseys in underworld
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Nausicaa
Daughter of Alcinous and Arete - Phaeacian princess
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Alcinous
King of the Phaeacians - takes Odysseus home
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Arete
Been of the Phaeacians - wife of Alcinous
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Anticleia
Odysseus's mother - meets her in underworld
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Argos
Odysseus's dog - dies when he sees Odysseus
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Melantho
Goat herd to Odysseys - disloyal - on side of Suitors
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Melanthius
Maid to Penelope - disloyal
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Aeolus
Master of the winds - gives Odysseys bag of winds - crew opens it
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Clytemnestra
Wife to Agamemnon - sleeps with another man - kills Agamemnon
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Antinous
Leader of the Suitors
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Eurymachus
Suitor
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Amphinomus
Suitor
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Mentor
Athene in disguise - friend to Odysseus
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Leodes
Preist to the Suitors who begs Odysseus for mercy
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Phemius
minstrel to the Suitors - innocent
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Card 2

Front

Wife to Odysseys

Back

Penelope

Card 3

Front

Son to Odysseys

Back

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Card 4

Front

Daughter of Zeus - favours Odysseus - helps him get home

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Leader of Olympus gods

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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