Odysseus showed his bravery by fighting valiantly in the war with Troy, facing great dangers on his decade-long voyage home and ridding his home of his wife's parasitical suitors upon his return. During his lengthy ordea... More »

Odysseus is a character of Homer's two epics, " The Odyssey" and "The Iliad," who displays courage through his numerous acts of bravery and leadership, going to battle against adversaries, like the Cyclops, Polyphemus an... More »

In Homer's epic poem "Odyssey," Odysseus shows strength during the 10-year Trojan War, when blinding Poseidon's son and by stringing a bow that no other man can string. He also shows strength during his 10-year voyage ho... More »

In Greek mythology, Telemachus was the son of Odysseus and his wife Penelope. He grew up without his father's presence for much of his life while Odysseus was fighting the Trojan War and on the long journey back home. More »

Teiresias tells Odysseus about the rest of his journey home to Ithaca, the suitors and their defilement of Odysseus' home, and how to placate the god Poseidon, who is still angry with the hero for blinding his son Polyph... More »

Odysseus shows his intelligence several times throughout Homer's epic poems, such as when he helped the Greeks sneak into Trojans camp via the Trojan Horse. The Trojans took this giant wooden horse as a peace offering. W... More »

In Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey," Odysseus' relationship with Athena is close, as she actively helps him find his way home from Troy to Ithaca, while Odysseus' relationship with Zeus is more remote. Zeus remains aloof ... More »