the odyssey is the story of his journey home
from the Trojan war. He is brave, loyal, and
above all else clever. He is the king of
the faithful, loyal wife of Odysseus. She
patiently waits 20 years for his return. She
is Homer's example of the perfect Greek
wife and mother.
Son of Odysseus and Penelope. He was
only an infant when his father left to fight in
Troy. The Odyssey is also a story about
Telemachus' journey to manhood.
The evil leader of the suitors. He is the first
one Odysseus kills.
a servant of Odysseus. He is remained
loyal to Odysseus throughout his
master's twenty year absence. He and
Philoetius help Odysseus fight the
a loyal servant to Odysseus. He and
Eumaeus help Odysseus fight the suitors.
an old woman servant who was a
devoted nurse to both Odysseus and
as suitor. He is an evil coward. He tries to
blame Antinous for all the suitors action. He
is the second suitor killed by Odysseus.
the favorite beggar of the suitors. He is
cruel to Odysseus when Odysseus is
disguised as a beggar.
Odysseus' father. He lives on a farm some
distance from Odysseus palace.
a servant girl. She has been disloyal to
Odysseus is this absence by becoming
the mistress of Eurymachus.
King of Sparta. He was a comrade of
Odysseus during the Trojan War. It was the
abduction of his wife, Helen, that caused
King of Pylos. He fought at Troy with
Odysseus, He is known for his wise
a famous, deceased Greek prophet.
Odysseus goes to Hades to consult his