Principal Characters In the Odyssey (Humans (Eurynome- Penelope's…
Principal Characters In the Odyssey
Gods and Immortals
Apollo- God of sunlight, music, poetry, medicine, law, and the tending of herds and flocks
Athena- daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, skills, and warfare who helps her chosen heros
Calypso- immortal sea nyph who holds Odysseus captive for many years.
Charybdis- dangerous whirlpool personified as a female monster
Circe- enchantress who lives on the island of Aeaea
Cyclopes- race of one eyed giants; an individual member of the race is a cyclops
Helios- God of the sun; another name for Apollo
Lotus- inhabitants of a land visited by Odysseus and his crew
Polyphemus- a cyclops and a son of Poseidon
Poseidon- god of the sea and earthquakes
Scylla- six headed female sea monster
Sirens- sea nymphs who sing songs that lure men to their death.
Zeus- king of gods
Agammemnon-king and leader of greek forces during the Trojan war
Alcinous- king of the Phaeacians and person to whom Odysseus relates his story.
Amphinomus- one of Penelopes suitors
Antinous- rudest of Penelopes suitors.
Eumaeus- Odysseus's loyal swinherd
Eurycleia- Odysseus's faithful old nurse
Eurylochus- One of Odysseus's crew
Eurymachus-one of Penelope's suitors
Eurynome- Penelope's Houskeeper
Laertes- Odysseus's Father
Maron- Priest of Apollo
Odysseus- King of Ithica and the hero of the Trojan War
Penelope- Odysseus's Wife
Perimedes- one of Odysseus's crew
Telemachus- Odysseus and Penelope's son
Tiresias- blind prophet from the underworld