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    • And The Adventures of Odysseus Mythology
    • Polyphemus The Cyclops who imprisoned Odysseus
    • Cronus Titan ruler of the Universe; father of Zeus
    • Charybdis
      • Enormous and dangerous whirlpool
    • Scylla Sea monster of gray rock
    • Sirens Creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths
    • Calypso
      • Sea goddess who loved Odysseus
    • Circe
      • Enchantress who helped Odysseus
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    • Zeus
      • King of the gods
      • God of air, thunder and lightning
      • Brother of Poseidon and Hades
    • Poseidon
      • God of the sea
      • Brother of Hades and Zeus
      • Father of Polyphemus
    • Hera
      • Goddess of marriage and the family
      • Goddess of motherhood and childbirth
      • Wife to Zeus
    • Hades
      • God of the dead
      • Lord of the Underworld
      • Brother of Poseidon and Zeus
    • Athena
      • Goddess of wisdom, strategy and war
      • Daughter of Zeus
      • She was Zeus’ favorite child and was allowed to use his thunderbolt
      • Born from Zeus’ forehead, therefore had no mother
    • Apollo
      • God of the light, music, healing, prophecy, the sun and poetry
      • Plays a golden lyre
      • The god of truth—he cannot speak a lie
      • One very important task is to harness his chariot with four horses and drive the sun across the sky
    • Hermes
      • Messenger of the gods
      • The god of commerce
      • Noted for his trickery
      • Invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy, etc.
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    • Odysseus’ journey from Troy to Ithaca