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Penelope Wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachus, she is faithful that her husband will one day return
Laertes Odysseus's father, who resides on a farm in Ithaca. In despair and physical decline, Laertes regains his spirit when Odysseus returns and eventually kills Antinous's father.
Telemakhos Son of Odysseus and Penelope, the prince struggles with problems with the suitors
Eumaios Swine , servant of Odysseus
Athena Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom. Helps Odysseus and Telemakhos during the epic and is a friend of Odysseus. Speaks highly of them in court with gods
Eurycleia Recognizes scar on Odysseus leg and was a maid who nursed Odysseus and Telemakhos
Antinous the most arrogant of penelope's suitors. Antinous leads the compaign to have telemachos killed.
eurymachus Tried to compromise with Odysseus when Odysseus showed his true form
Calypso The beautiful nymph who falls in love with Odysseus when he lands on her island-home of Ogygia.
Hermes Messenger God who helped Odysseus escape Calypso's island
Circe The beautiful witch-goddess who transforms Odysseus’s crew into swine when he lands on her island
Tiresias A Theban prophet who inhabits the underworldHe shows Odysseus how to get back to Ithaca and allows Odysseus to communicate with the other souls in Hades.
Menelaus King of Sparta
Alcinous King of the Phaeacians, who offers Odysseus hospitality in his island kingdom of Scheria. Alcinous hears the story of Odysseus’s wanderings and provides him with safe passage back to Ithaca.