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Iliad characters

Characters in Iliad

Muse goddess of poetry, inspiration
Peleus Greek king. Father of Achilles
Achilles Greek king. Strongest, best warrior on the Greek side. "Son of Peleus"
Achaeans of Homer’s three names for the Greeks. Also he uses “Argives,”* and “Danaans.”*
Zeus God. King of the gods. God of the sky (thunder, lightening, etc). “Son of Cronus.”*
Agamemnon king. Commander-in-chief of Greek forces. “Son of Atreus,”* or “Atrides.”*
Apollo God. Pro-Trojan. God of prophecy, music and poetry, sickness, health, medicine, archery, etc.
Leto Goddess. Mother of Apollo and Artemis.*
Chryses Trojan. A priest of Apollo. Father of Chryseis.
Atreus Greek king. Father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Menelaus Greek king. Brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen*. “Son of Atreus,”* or “Atrides.”*
Olympus Mountain home of the gods.
Priam Trojan king. King of Troy.
Argos* City in Greece. In Agamemnon’s kingdom.
Hera Goddess. Pro-Greek. Queen of gods, wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage.
Calchas Greek prophet. Son of Thestor.
Clytemnestra Greek queen. Wife of Agamemnon.
What Agamemnon fins appealing about Chryseis 1. Sex 2. prospect of gain and wealth 3. honor
Mythology talking about the most important things in our lives in terms of society.
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