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    • ODYSSEYCHARACTERS Part 1
    • ODYSSEUS• Roman name Ulysses• King of Ithaca• Known for his intelligence• Returning home from the Trojan War
    • CIRCE•Sorceress•Turns Odysseus’ meninto swine•Romantically involvedwith Odysseus•Detains him for 1 year
    • CALYPSO• Romantically involved with Odysseus• Held him captive on her island for 7 years
    • POSEIDON• Greek god of the sea
    • ZEUS• Supreme ruler of the gods
    • AEOLUS• Keeper of the winds• Gives Odysseus a sack of all the winds that will keep him from home
    • ATHENA• Greek goddess of wisdom & just war• Assists Odysseus during his journey home
    • SIRENS• Half-bird, half- woman• Their song lures men to their deaths• Cause men to crash their ships into the rocks
    • CICONES• Ambushed by Odysseus’ men
    • TELEMACHUS• Son of Odysseus• Helps Odysseus kill the suitors