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List of places Odysseus went?

1.Troy
2. Ismarus
3. Lotus Eaters
4. Land of Cyclops
5. Aeolia
6. Almost Ithaca
7. Back to Aeolia
8. Telepylus
9. Aeaea
10. House of the dead
11. Aeaea
12. Sirens
13. Scylla (monsters)
14. Thinicia (cows)
15. Charybdis
16. Ogygia
17. Scheria
18. Ithaca

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Achilles

warrior in Troy (also in land of the dead)

2

Aegisthus

Clytemnestra’s lover, kills Agamemnon, killed by Orestes

3

Agamemnon

Clytemnestra’s Husband, kills daughter (Iphigenia) as sacrifice to get Artemis’ support/to make up for bragging that he was a better hunter than her, killed by Clytemnestra and Aegisthus

4


Alcinous

King in Scheria, helps Odysseus get home to Ithaca

5

Anticlea

Odysseus’ mom (shows up in Land of the Dead)

6

Antinous

Bad suitor! Evil!!

7

Arete

Queen in Scheria, KIND, helps Odysseus to be welcomed into Scheria

8

Broadsea

Lives in Scheria, brags to Odysseus and taunts him about his athletic ability, later gives Odysseus a silver sword

9

Clytemnestra

Wife of Agamemnon, Lover of Aegisthus, kills Agamemnon to avenge daughter (Iphigenia) and killed by Orestes (son) when avenging his father

10

Demodocus

blind bard. Makes Odysseus cry like a woman

11

Elpenor

fell of roof in Aeaea, talked to Odysseus in hell, told him he wanted proper burial

12

Eurycleia

servant at od home

13

Eurylochus

Stupid guy who plots against Odysseus (one of his crew) convinced men to eat cattle

14

Eurymachus

Bad suitor! Sidekick of Antinous! Slimy suitor.

15

Hector

eldest son of the king of troy. Dragged around by achilles for killing his best friend Patroclus.

16

Helen

Most beautiful woman in the world, daughter of Leda and Zeus, wife of Menelaus and lover of Paris

17

Iphigenia

Daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. Sacrificed by Agamemnon to save himself from Artemis

18

Laertes

Odysseus’ father

19

Menelaus

King of SPARTUH

20

Mentor

friend of Odysseus. Athena poses as Mentor in order to go with Telemachus

21

Nausicaa

Phaeacian princess, daughter of Arete and Alcinous, helps lead Odysseus to town

22

Nestor

King of Pylos, first stop on Telemachus’ journey

23

Orestes

Son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus in order to avenge his father

24

Paris

Lover of Helen, promised to marry Helen by Aphrodite,

25

Penelope

Odysseus wife

26

Priam

KING OF TROYYYYY

27

Tiresias

seer in the underworld tells Odysseus to PLANT THE OAR and DON’T HURT d Cowz and also sneak into Ithaca and kill suitors

28

Aeolus

wind god

29

Athena

goddess of wisdom, supports and helps Odysseus in many situation

30

Calypso

Beautiful goddess who Odysseus if forced to stay with for 8 years on Ogygia

31

Circe

Beautiful nymph who lives on Aeaea. Turns Odysseus’ men into pigs and gives them advice about the journey home

32

Dawn

goddess. Actually dawn (morning)

33

Helios

sun god. Lives on Thrinacia with his cattle.

34

Hermes

GOD who helps odysseus to escape from Calypso and from Circe

35

Ino (Leucothea)

nymph that gives od the scarf when in ocean

36

Polyphemus

Cyclops. Poseidon’s son. Lives in cave with cattle and sheep. eats Odysseus’ men and is blinded. Asks Poseidon to curse Odysseus.

37

Proteus

SHAPESHIFTER/ old man of the sea

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12 characteristics of the epic

1. PROTAGONIST
2. SETTING
3. SUPERNATURAL
4. INVOCATION OF THE MUSE
5. STYLE
6. CHRONOLOGY
7. BATTLE
8. SPEECHES
9. DESCENT INTO THE UNDERWORLD
10. EPIC SIMILES
11. THE VISION
12. EPITHETS