Odyssey Characters Part 2

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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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