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King of Mycenae; Greek leader at Troy, murdered by his wife Klytaimnestra on his return home; brother of Menelaos.
One of the suitors of Penelope.
Greek hero at Troy, drowned on the return trip after defying the gods. Name also spelled Ajax.
Klytaimnestra's lover; usurper of Agamemnon's throne at Mycenae.
King of the winds.
Homer's name for the Greeks (as opposed to the Trojans).
The greatest Greek warrior at Troy.
King of the Phaiakians, host to Odysseus; father of Nausikaa, husband of Arete.
A suitor of Penelope.
Ringleader of Penelope's suitors.
Queen of the Phaiakians.
Goddess of the arts and wisdom; patron of Odysseus.
Homer's name for Hades, ruler of the underworld.
One of Odysseus' crew, dies when he falls off Kirke's roof.
The dark land of the dead.
Faithful swineherd of Odysseus.
Father of Antinoos; killed by Laertes.
Old and faithful maidservant to Odysseus.
Righthand man to Odysseus during his travels.
Oily-tongued suitor to Penelope.
Housekeeper to Penelope.
God of the underworld, Death.
Old friend of Odysseus in Ithaka.
Wife of Menelaos; carried off to Troy by Paris, causing the Trojan War.
Sun god whose sacred cattle are eaten by Odysseus' crew.
Queen of the gods, wife of Zeus.
Messenger of the gods.