The Odyssey Character Quiz

Guess the name of these characters from Homer's Odyssey.
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The main hero; wants to get home to his wife and son
Odysseus
The wife of the above; has been avoiding remarriage for years
Penelope
The son of the above; thinks his father is dead
Telemachus
An immortal goddess who lives alone on an island; kept the main hero captive for many years
Calypso
A demi-goddess who also lives on an island; turns the hero's crew into pigs
Circe
A mortal princess who discovers the hero by a river
Nausicaa
The father of the above; king of Scherie who hosts the hero
Alcinous
Goddess of wisdom and warfare; helps the hero throughout
Athene
God of the oceans; tries to kill the hero as revenge for him blinding his son
Poseidon
Son of the above; is a monstrous cyclops who eats some of the hero's crew
Polyphemus
A group of insolent, rude young men; have been trying to court the hero's wife for many years
The Suitors
Leader of the suitors; is the most rude and is the first to die
Antinous
God of travel, thievery, messengers etc.; acts as Zeus' messenger and helps the hero a few times
Hermes
A minor sea goddess; aids the hero by giving him a veil to prevent him from drowning
Ino
Former nurse of the hero; recognises him by a scar on his leg
Eurycleia
The mother of the hero; now a ghost in the underworld
Anticleia
A bard who serves at the palace of the Phaeacian king; sings about Troy and the extramarital affair of the goddess Aphrodite with Ares
Demodocus
Loyal swineherd who serves in the hero's palace
Eumaeus
The most powerful Greek warrior at Troy; a ghost in the underworld
Achilles
The greatest Greek hero of all time who completed 12 labours; a ghost in the underworld
Heracles
A loyal cowherd who served in the hero's palace
Philoetius
A former king of Mycenae who went to Troy but was murdered by his wife at home; a ghost in the underworld
Agamemnon
Brother of the above, still alive; happily remarried to the below
Menelaus
Most beautiful woman in the world; recovered from Troy and happily reunited with her real husband
Helen
King of Pylos who went to Troy; tries to help the hero's son
Nestor
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Jun 1, 2021
thank you for this!! wonderful quiz, and perfect for my Classics a-level revision! :)