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Kills Klytaimnestra and Aigisthos to avenge his father's murder; foil character to Telemakhos.
Akhilleus' best friend at Troy; his death inspires Akhilleus to fight.
Telemakhos' trusted crewman.
Nestor's youngest son; he becomes a good friend of Telemakhos.
Wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemakhos.
Inhabitants of the island of Skheria.
Bard at the palace of Odysseus; spared in the slaughter.
Faithful cowherd to Odysseus.
Another name for the Kyklopes.
God of the sea; hostile toward Odysseus because Odysseus blinds his son, Kyklopes.
Called "the Ancient of the Sea," he has the gift of prophecy and can change his shape.
Enchantresses who lure sailors to their death.
Island home of Alkinoos, Arete, and Nausikaa.
River boundary between the land of the living and the land of the dead.
Blind prophet met by Odysseus in the land of the dead; he foretells Odysseus' future.
Son of Odysseus and Penelope; secondary hero of The Odyssey.
Traveler who accompanies Telemakhos home and interprets the omens.
King of the gods, brother of Poseidon, father of Athena; ruler on Mount Olympos.