odyssey :star: Lila Reed (Book 1 (characters (Calypso a Greek nymph lived…
odyssey :star: Lila Reed
Calypso a Greek nymph lived on the island of Ogygia, held Odysseus in a cave to make him her husband
Orestes son of Agamemon killed Aegisthus
Zeus father of all Greek gods god of the clouds
Poseidon brother of Zeus god of the sea
the muses, zeus' 9 daughters Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania
Telemachus son of Penelope and Odysseus
Penelope Odysseus' wife
Suiters, trying to marry Penelope to gain her wealth
Athena goddess of wisdom, known for grey eyes, symbolized by an owl
Athena makes her self look like Mentes a worrier she wears the gold sandals Hermes once to travel quickly to Telemauchus to inform him of what to do
he invites her in thinking she is a stranger yet he was kind ad invited her in, she tells him that there fathers knew each other. he is intrigued and invites her in for dinner and wine
they talk about who she is pretending to be, she works in a boating caravan and how they traded copper and gold, after they make very small talk
soon she points out the Suiters, he replies how they are taking there wealth ad spoiling his life, with this she transfers the conversation into what needs to happen
go to Pylos, the Spartans, go to god like Nestor and find out what has happened to your father
If he is alive find a way to kill the suiters
Telemachus goes to the suiters and confronts how they have been slowly taking his wealth and spoiling his life, they retaliate by saying he should ever reach his full potential
If he is dead build him a tomb, hold a lavishing funeral and have your mother marry a man she loves
Calypso trapes Odysseus because she wants him to marry her
Antiphus son of Aegyptius
Antinous the protagonist and main suitor
Aegyptius a descendant of the heifer maiden, Io, and the river-god Niles, and was a king in Egypt.
Eurymachus second suitor and protagonist
heralds aka the Argonauts who found the golden fleece
telemachus inspired by Athena (heavenly grace) grabs a bronze sword and brings his dogs
telemachus sits on the throne and speaks to aegyptius and antiphus
telemachus starts being a man and confronts the council for help to rid to suitors
after telemachus bashes the suitors for abusing the law of xenia Antinous but he retaliates and claims its just telemachus being a wimp he justifies his actions by saying she is hurting them by waiting to pick a suitor
he then tells Telemachus that if it bothers him that much he should just force her to marry and posh her out of the house, Telemachus defends his mother saying he would never force her out of the house
elders point out ad see that the suitors are breaking the law of xenia and say that although Telemachus wont do anything about it fate will
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They go back to Circes' island to bury there fall in crew mate and morn his death, Circe brings them wine, bread and meat.
she celebrates them for being to Hades and coming back and gives them food so they can be ready for there departure the next day, she tells them they will reach a meadow of sirens and they must plug wax into there ears so they don't fall into temptation
and if he does listen to the song then they must strap him to the mass of the ship so he can't escape,then she talks about going through the crashing rocks where the argonauts have once sailed through
then to meet Scylla the sea monster who has a puppy bark Amphitrite owns Scylla, and Charybdis which prevent them from getting through once they make it the need to go to Thrinacia
don't hurt the cows
they go to the sirens where he listens to there sweet song, where they go through easily then they went through Scylla and charybdis who ate 6 men
The get to the land of the cows where the men all rested but yurned for the cattle, but the men began to starve as Odysseus sleeps they kill a cow because they would rather have a swift death then be hungry
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media princess of the barbarians flew away in golden chariot with her cut up kids
Scylla, 12 legged creature with 6 heads
Jason, cheated on media and his new wife and kids where murdered
Charybdis a giant worm that inhales water and then spits waterfalls out
Hermes son of Zeus and messenger of the gods
Artemis goddess of the hunt
Lord Tithonus lover of eos the godess of dawn, he brings light
Demeter goddess of harvest falls in love with Iasion
Iasion son of a nymph and Zeus
Athena approaches the gods about what Calypso has done to Odysseus, Zeus speaks to her saying this is ok, because now he can get revenge on the nasty suitors but warns her to keep Telemachus safe
Zeus sends Hermes to talk to calypso, Hermes where the special sandals that make him fast and he goes to speak with her
she invites him in and fallows the rules of hospitality by giving him dinner and "red nectar"
She becomes aggravated once he tells her to let Odysseus go, fights back saying she is the reason Odysseus is alive, because Zeus struck his ship and she saved Odysseus from drowning
Calypso tells Odysseus how to be free, by building a log raft, he forces her to say an oath that he will not die at sea or on the raft and she says yes, they have a last dinner together
it took him four days to make the raft and on the fifth she let him go but when he leaves it starts as smooth sailing but early into the night a storm arises
Athena creates a way to block the winds and help odysseus back safely when he gets close to the shore he swims to land, seconds latter huge waves come in
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Eurykleia Odysseus trusted old nurse
Odysseus, still disguised as the beggar, orders Telemachos to remove the suitors' weapons from the great hall. Telemachus tells Eurykleia to go shut the women in their rooms while he does so. Odysseus and Telemachus move the weapons together. Athene is conveniently lighting their way.
Penelope waits in her room for the beggar. Melantho sees Odysseus coming up and insults him; he says that she should really think about what Odysseus would think of her behavior. The queen tells the beggar about the long years she has spent waiting for her husband to return and how she tricked the suitors with her shroud-weaving routine.
But now she's desperate. She plans to marry a suitor soon, just to get out of Telemachus' house and let him live in peace. Finally, she persuades the beggar to tell her about himself. Odysseus assumes a fake name Aithon and weaves a complex story in which he came from Crete, fought in Troy, and later played host to Odysseus.
Penelope is happy to hear of her husband and test him by asking about what he was wearing and things about him to see if it was really him, he was. she then offerse him a place to say and a bath, he agrees but only if the oldest maid and like he wanted Eurykleia came to wash him
he worries she will see the scar on his thigh, which he got when he was bore hunting with his grandfather. She sees it and knows its him, she panics but he is able to calm her down
Penelope asks the beggar to interrupter her dream about a goose who is killed by an eagle, he tells her Odysseus is the eagle and the suitors are the geese. She doesn't believe him so he inturprets again and he just says its instent death to the suitors
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