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Odyssey books 1-11

names, places, events from Homer's Odyssey books 1-11

TermDefinition
this plant is responsible for distracting Odysseus' men Lotus
this character avenges his father by killing Aegisthus Orestes
another name for the city of the dead in the underworld Erebus
Agamemnon's wife Clytemnestra
this goddess first conceals her identity from Telemachus Athena
Menelaus disguises himself to learn news from this "old man" Proteus
another name for the Greeks or Aechaeans Argives
king of the Phaeacia; he listens as Odysseus tells his tale Alcinous
Odysseus is reunited with this relative in the underworld Anticleia
Agamemnon's girlfriend or mistress Cassandra
the Cicones, who kill many of Odysseus' men, live here Ismarus
Nestor's son; travels with Telemachus to Menelaus' kingdom Pisistratus
Hermione's mother and Menelaus' wife (sometimes...) Helen
his gift of wine proves valuable in defeating Polyphemus Maron
she teaches the price of gluttony by turning men to swine Circe
these giants - not Cyclops - attack Odysseus' men Laestrygonians
this god gives Odysseus a gift, which his men foolishly open Aeolus
this god tells Calypso to let Odysseus return home Hermes
one of Odysseus' men, his shade speaks to Odysseus after death Elpenor
Odysseus is a descendant (relative) of this powerful god Zeus
these characters plotted to kill Agamemnon Clytemnestra and Aegisthus
these suitors plot to kill Odysseus Antinous and Eurymachus
three of Odysseus' men who remain with him on his journy from Troy through the underworld Eurylochus, Perimedes, Polites
this prophet foresees a horrible loss to Poseidon's son Telemus
this prophet warns Odysseus of the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the fate that awaits his men on Helios' island, Thrinacia Tiresias
Married to Hades, she is the queen of the dead Persephone
Created by: maiasaurus