Odysseus is the main character of the Odyssey. He is the bravest soldier. He fought in Trojan War, he is the mastermind of the Trojan Horse. He is trying to get back to his wife and kingdom.
Penelope is the wife of Odysseus. She also is the mother of Telemachus. While Odysseus is away, she is having to run the kingdom all by herself. A group of suitors is trying to marry Penelope so they can earn the crown.
Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope. He is on a journey to find his father. He is not as bright as his father.
Athena is a Greek goddess. She is the daughter of Zeus, she sprung out of his head and that was her birth. She has known Odysseus for many years. So, since he's been gone for so long, she is trying to help Telemachus find his father.
Calypso was the one in love with Odysseus. She kept him captive on an island. He had to be there for 7 years. She is known as a nymph, a beautiful creature.
Zeus is the king of the Greek gods. He rules Mount Olympus. He is the father of Athena. He controls the sky and his weapon is the lightning bolt. He told Athena it was okay to help Odysseus.