The Odyssey: Characters

NOTE: This page was created as a resource for the Odyssey chats of Ancient sites, which folded in 1999. More Greek mythology resources by Tracy Marks (Torrey Philemon from Ancient Sites) are available here.

Encyclopedia Mythica - Odysseus
Odysseus and the Historians
Homeric Questions- Odysseus the Stranger
Odysseus, Greek Mythology Link
Odysseus king of Ithaca image
Odysseus strapped to mast image

Odysseus in Hades Map of the Underworld
Hell: Hades and the Lake of Fire
Tracy's Odysseus in Hades
Tracy's Even Odysseus Yearns poem

Other characters
Directory of the Gods and Other Unknowns
Encyclopedia Mythica - Telemachus

Blinding of the Cyclops image
Odysseus and Polyphemus image
Cyclops forging thunderbolts (Roman mosaic)

Cyclops image
Cyclops Study Guide
Encyclopedia Mythica - Article: Cyclops
Odysseus blinds Polyphemus image
frontispiece 15th century Aristotle's ethics
Polyphemos: Odyssey, Book IX
In the Cave of Polyphemus: Online Game

Women in the Odyssey

Diotima: Women & Gender (Ancient World)
Distaff: Females in the Odyssey
Encyclopedia Mythica - Article: Naiads
The Distaff Side: Female in Odyssey
Women in Homer
Women in Homer's Odyssey
Women in the Odyssey

Calypso & Circe (article)
The Oedeis: Calypso, Act 5
The Oedeis: Calypso (revised)
Torrey's Calypso's Isle

*Circe: Greek Mythology Link
Circe the Dread Goddess
Circe in Myth
Circe and Calypso, LeVann
Circe image

Circe and Men into Swine image

Odyssey Game: Penelope
Penelope and Alcestis
A Woman's Excellence
Penelope image
Penelope's Renown
Regarding Penelope
Daughters of Demeter.html
Encyclopedia Mythica - Penelope
Penelope to Ulysses (Ovid Heroides)

Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis
Encyclopedia Mythica - Article: Sirens
Odysseus and Sirens (3rd cent. mosaic)
Scylla being changed into monster (Bauer)
Scylla with lock of Nisus (Solis)
Sirens image

Perseus Vase: Munich 2322 Nausicaa
BOOK: Homer's Daughter
(Out of print, but available at Abebooks

Go to other Odyssey pages:

Odyssey Index     Intro: Odyssey Books
Study Guides     Characters
More Resources    Torrey's Odyssey Journal
Calypso's Isle    Odysseus in Hades
Torrey Philemon's A.S. Web Index

Greek ship image adapted from image
at Ships of the Ancient Greek site(no longer available)

link page copyright 1998 by Torrey Philemon (alias for Tracy Marks)
Last updated September 21, 2006