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Eurylokhos

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  • one of the ship commanders (companion of Odysseus)
  • refused to enter circles hall even when accompanied by other men
  • persuaded everyone to stay a night at thrinakia (land of Helios cattle) which resulted in the death of everyone except Odysseus
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Achaeans

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The Greeks who fought against Troy

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Polyphemus

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  • Cyclopes
  • son of Poseidon
  • ate 2 of Odysseus men (Odysseus blinded Polyphemus and escaped his cave)
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Maron

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The keeper of apollos grave at ismaros, provides the ithikans with wine

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Elepnor

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The man who fell to his death after falling of circes roof. He met Odysseus again in the underworld where he asked for a proper burial, so Odysseus gave him a proper burial later

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Teiresias

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The blind prophet who helps Odysseus

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Aiolos

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God of winds
- gives Odysseus the bag of winds to escape but they misuse it and up where they started (aiolos then no longer helps them, he says they are hateful to the immortals)

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Skylla

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6 headed monster that Odysseus was told to avoid but didn’t do so

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Kharybdis

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Odysseus must pass kharybdis

- a whirlpool that swallows the sea and spits it back up again

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Calypso

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Holds Odysseus captive because she loves him, she is jealous of Penelope (the wife of Odysseus)

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Poseidon

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God of the sea

  • holds a grudge on Odysseus because he stabbed the eye of Polyphemus (his son)
  • makes Odysseus roam finding someone who hasn’t heard of the ocean until he can come home
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Helios

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God of the sun
- raises awesome cattle that no one can touch, kill, or eat. The men of Odysseus do just that, so Helios lives in the underworld because he has nothing else to live for

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Phaeacia

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Odysseus sales from calypso’s island to phaeacia where he is fed and clothed. When they find out that it’s Odysseus they treat him very well and let him go after 3 days on one of Phaeacias magically swift boats