The Odyssey - Character Map

The Odyssey - Character Map
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Odyssey Lesson Plans

The Odyssey by Homer

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

The Odyssey by Homer is an epic poem that has survived thousands of years! It is the story of Odysseus, the crafty king of Ithaca, whose Trojan Horse idea helped win the war with Troy. Following his victory in Troy, he encounters many trials that delay him from reaching his home, Ithaca, and his queen, Penelope. Odysseus' Hero's Journey is a long and arduous adventure filled with peril, temptation, and wits.




The Odyssey

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  • Odysseus
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  • Brave; family-oriented; motivated; leader; arrogant; clever
  • Epic hero and protagonist
  • Telling story of travels to the King Alcinous in Phaecia; from Ithaca
  • Penelope
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  • Telemachus
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  • Tiresias
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  • Antinous
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  • "My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbdy."
  • Athena
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  • Clever
  • Goddess of War and Wisdom
  • She protects Odysseus and assists him with her powers.
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  • Clever
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  • She takes pity on Odysseus, and wants to see him return home.
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  • Calypso
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  • Circe
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  • Aeolus
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  • The Sirens
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  • Scylla and Charybdis
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