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Athena, goddess of war and wisdom. Was Odysseus' favorite Goddess in the Odyssey, and took a strong liking to Odysseus herself. She assisted Odysseus throughout his journey and then helped his son.
Zeus is the king of the Gods. He reassures Athena, his daughter, that Odysseus will indeed make it home. Zeus also sends Hermes to release Odysseus from Calypso's island.
Brother of Zeus, Poseidon is the God of the sea. In the Odyssey , he hates Odysseus. Odysseus blinded his Cyclops son, Polyphemus, and was showing a lot of Hubris, stating that he beat Troy on his own and the God's did not help him. This is what causes Poseidon to hate him and strive to make his journey home near impossible.
A Cyclopes, Poseidon's son. Odysseus and his men blinded the Cyclopes after getting trapped in his cave and loosing multiple of their men to the Cyclopes.
Circe, Goddess of magic/Witch Goddess. After Odysseus' men get turned to animals, Hermes gives Odysseus a herb to eat to protect him from Circe's magic, for she plans to turn him into one also. When her plan fails, she keeps him hostage for about 5 years
Odysseus landed on the island of Ogygia, and met Calypso the goddess nymph, who fell in love with him. She held him hostage as her husband, and he stayed on her island for another 5 years. Zeus then sent another message demanding Odysseus be sent home.
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