ODYSSEYCHARACTERS   English I
SCYLLA• Many-headed rock  monster• Devours men
CHARYBDIS• Whirlpool  monster• Once human• Swallows &  regurgitates  large amounts  of water
MUSES• 9 women who  inspire creativity• Daughters of Zeus• Calliope: Muse of  epic poetry
POLYPHEMUS• Cyclops• Son of Poseidon• Mistreats his  guests (big no-no)• Cannibal
HELIOS• Young sun  god• Sees & hears  everything• Odysseus’  men eat his  sheep
APOLLO• Greek god of the  sun, music,  medicine
TIRESIAS• Blind prophet• Odysseus travels to  the Underworld to  seek his help
LAERTES• Father of Odysseus• Husband of Anticlea, who  dies of grief while Odysseus  is gone
PENELOPE• Wife of Odysseus• Remains loyal after  many years• Does not want to  marry any of the  suitors
ARGOS• Odysseus’ dog• Neglected after  Odysseus leaves  for war
ANTINOUS• Most arrogant of  the suitors wanting  to marry Penelope• Disrespectful to  Odysseus when he  is disguised as a ...
TELEMACHUS• Son of Odysseus• Helps Odysseus kill  the suitors
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Odyssey Characters Part 2

  1. 1. ODYSSEYCHARACTERS English I
  2. 2. SCYLLA• Many-headed rock monster• Devours men
  3. 3. CHARYBDIS• Whirlpool monster• Once human• Swallows & regurgitates large amounts of water
  4. 4. MUSES• 9 women who inspire creativity• Daughters of Zeus• Calliope: Muse of epic poetry
  5. 5. POLYPHEMUS• Cyclops• Son of Poseidon• Mistreats his guests (big no-no)• Cannibal
  6. 6. HELIOS• Young sun god• Sees & hears everything• Odysseus’ men eat his sheep
  7. 7. APOLLO• Greek god of the sun, music, medicine
  8. 8. TIRESIAS• Blind prophet• Odysseus travels to the Underworld to seek his help
  9. 9. LAERTES• Father of Odysseus• Husband of Anticlea, who dies of grief while Odysseus is gone
  10. 10. PENELOPE• Wife of Odysseus• Remains loyal after many years• Does not want to marry any of the suitors
  11. 11. ARGOS• Odysseus’ dog• Neglected after Odysseus leaves for war
  12. 12. ANTINOUS• Most arrogant of the suitors wanting to marry Penelope• Disrespectful to Odysseus when he is disguised as a poor beggar
  13. 13. TELEMACHUS• Son of Odysseus• Helps Odysseus kill the suitors
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