The Odyssey | Study Guide


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The Odyssey | Character Map

Enchantress Son Telemachus Secondary hero; journeys from boyhood to manhood Wife Persecutor Occasional meddler Penelope Wife; hopes that Odysseus will come home after 20 years Circe Sorceress; turns Odysseus's men into swine and holds him under a spell Poseidon God of the sea; holds a grudge against Odysseus for blinding his son Zeus Ruler of the gods and god of wayfarers and hospitality Athena Goddess of wisdom, battle, and war; favors Odysseus Odysseus Engaged on a long and arduous journey home from war Protector Mother Father Brothers Protector
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