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Poseidon

God of Sea, divine antagonist

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Menelaus

Helen's husband, king of Greeks

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Circe

Goddess of magic, kept Odysseus and crew prisoner for 1 year

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Sirens

Mermaids, crash sailors into rocks and steal treasure

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Hermes

Messenger god

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Centaurs

Half man, half horse

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Athena

Goddess of wisdom, strategy

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Cyclops

One eyed giants

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Achilles

Immortal except for heel, fought Trojan war for Greeks

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Telemachus

Son of Odysseus

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Nausicaa

Daughter of King Alcinous, finds Odysseus shipwrecked on beach

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Penelope

Wife of Odysseus, fended off suitors until Odysseus returned

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Aegisthus

King of Mycenae

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Persephone

Wife of Hades

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Eurycleia

Odysseus' nanny, servant

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Hephaestus

God of the forge

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Polyphemus

Cyclops that Odysseus blinded

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Agamemnon

Commander of Greek Army during Trojan war

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Eumaeus

Loyal Shepard,let Odysseus stay in his hut, first to recognize Odysseus

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Helen

Woman that the Trojan war was fought over

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Antinous

Leading suitor of Penelope

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Apollo, Hyperion

Sun god

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Nobody

Name used to trick Polyphemus

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Laertes

Father of Odysseus

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Scylla

Monster in cliff

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Charybdis

Whirlpool monster

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Lotus-eaters

Eat lotus flowers, flowers make you forget

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Moly

Magical herb to protect Odysseus from Circe's magic

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Troy

Battle takes plays here in the Illiad

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Ithaca

Odysseus' kingdom

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Calypso

Nymph that falls in love with Odysseus, kept him on her island for 7 years

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Zeus

King of gods, god of sky

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Argos

Odysseus' dog, didn't fall for disguise

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Hubris

Extreme pride, arrogance

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Teiresias

Blind prophet

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Alcinous

King, gives Odysseus a ship when found by his daughter

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Sisyphus

Served his son as food to the gods, punished in the underworld by rolling a boulder up a hill

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Aeolus

God of the winds

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Anticleia

Mother of Odysseus

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Elpenor

Fell of Circe's roof

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Eurymachus

Manipulative, deceitful suitor

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Eurylochus

Lead group that was turned into pigs by Circe, told crew to eat Apollo's cows

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Tyndareus

Helen's father

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Clytemnestra

Wife of Agamemnon, killed him

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Actoris

Penelope's maid, knew headboard was carved out of tree

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Philoeteus

Goat herder, helped clear suitors out of the house

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Aeaea

Circe's island