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Odyssey Characters Part 2

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