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1

Where does Diomedes go after the Trojan war, and why?

Goes to Italy after his wife cheated on him.

2

Who provoked the storm and why?

Ajax for raping Cassandra.

3

Who is Odysseus' wife

Penelope

4

What has Penelope been doing while Odysseus is gone?

She has remained faithful, and the suitors have moved into their house.

5

What is the shroud of Laertes

Will weave a shroud and when she finishes will get married. She weaves in the day, and unravels during the night.

6

Who is Telemachus? Is he in danger?

Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope. If his mother remarries they won't let him live.

7

Where does Telemachus go?

Athena comes to him and tells him to sail for his father.

8

Who is Calypso?

Calypso means conceal. Odysseus spends 7 years on Ogygia. Calypso offers him immortality to marry her.

9

Who goes to Zeus to release Odysseus from Calypso?

Athena.

10

Who is sent to Calypso to remove Odysseus? Where is Poseidon at this time?

Hermes is sent while Poseidon is on vacation.

11

What does Poseidon do when he hears that Odysseus is at sea?

Stirs a tremendous storm to try and kill him.

12

Where does Odysseus tell his tails of travel?

Scheria

13

Who finds Odysseus crash landed? What was her dream?

Nausicaa had a dream from Athena to do the laundry.

14

How does Odysseus reveal himself to the Phaecians?

He starts to cry during the stories of the Trojan war remembering his old friends.

15

Who do the Phaecians worship?

Poseidon

16

Who is Maron of Ismarus? What does he give Odysseus?

Odysseus spares Maron of Ismarus, who is a priest of Apollo. He is given a wine that is so potent it will get anyone drunk at small doses.

17

Where do they go after Cicones? What is the threat?

Land of the Lotus Eaters. There is a fruit there that if eaten causes you to forget everything.

18

Who is Polyphemus?

Cyclops son of Poseidon

19

What does Odysseus say his name is to Polyphemus?

Outis meaning no man

20

How does Odysseus kill Polyphemus?

He gets him drunk, and than stabs him in the eye with a sharpened spear.

21

How does Odysseus and his men avoid being felt by Polyphemus when they are leaving.

They hold on under the belly of the animals.

22

What mistake does Odysseus make when he is leaving the island?

Odysseus tells him that his real name is Odysseus.

23

What does Aeolus give Odysseus?

A ship and a bag of winds which will return the ship after. His crew hits the bag thinking it is treasure and blow them back

24

Who are the Laestrygonians?

Cannibals that attack Odysseus' ships, and only his survive.

25

Who is Circe?

A witch that feeds Odysseus men and turns them into pigs.

26

Who helps Odysseus survive Circe's magic?

Hermes gives him moly that makes him immune to her spells.

27

Who is Telegonus?

The son of Odysseus and Circe.

28

What does Circe tell Odysseus to do?

To talk to the ghost of Tiresias.

29

Who are the sirens?

Woman that sing so beautifully that they make you want to jump ship.

30

How does Odysseus survive the sirens?

He has his men tie him to the mast of the ship, and have his men put in ear plugs.