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The Odyssey crossword puzzle

ithaca
odysseus’ home

alcinous
the Phaeacian king who hosts Odysseus

poseidon
the only god who did not pity Odysseus

polyphemus
the cyclops blinded by Odysseus

hermes
the messenger of the gods also known as “the giant killer”

lotus
the flowery fruit that can make men forget their homes

laertes
father of Odysseus

eurymachus
prominent suitor who is the arch-enemy of Telemachus

circe
imprisoned Odysseus’ men in a pig sty before becoming his lover

elpenor
member of Odysseus’ who is encountered in the underworld

nausicaa
young daughter of Alcinous who is tall and beautiful as a goddess

charybdis
sucked down salt water exposing her interior vortex then vomited it up seething over like a cauldron over a blazing fire

sirens
Odysseus had to be tied down to listen to their song

hyperion
the god whose cattle was consumed by Odysseus’ crew

laestrygonians
giants who pelted rocks down on the ships of Odysseus’ expedition

nohbdy
person who claimed responsibility for the cyclops’ suffering

troy
where Odysseus’ journey home began

calypso
nymph, envied by the gods for living with a mortal, who delays Odysseus for seven years

pig
the kind of animal cared for by Eumaeus

moly
herb with black roots and a white blossom given to Odysseus by Hermes

athene
goddess who protects and helps Odysseus

scylla
creature with a dreadful bark, twelve feet, six scrawny necks and triple rows of fangs

cronos
father of Zeus

nestor
king of Pylos; the Gerenian Charioteer visited by Telemachus

penelope
wife of Odysseus

menelaus
husband of Helen and host of Telemachus

teiresias
bind Theban prophet from whom Odysseus sought advice in Hades

aeolus
gave Odysseus a leather bag containing the boisterous energies of the wind

helen
beautiful wife of Menelaus

son
relationship of Telemachus to Odysseus

hephaestus
god who is cuckolded by his wife Aphrodite and Ares

cicones
the people who were raided during odysseus’ first stop on his return from war

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