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Questions tagged [odysseus]

For questions about Odysseus or Ulysses, legendary king of Ithaca and hero of Homer's epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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Why was Odysseus needed for killing the suitors in the Odyssey?

Is his kingdom so short on soldiers that the family can't deal with a few suitors?
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What did Odysseus (or his men) do to 'err' against Athena?

When Hermes arrives on Ogygia, she asks why he is visiting here. "Why have you come to see me, Hermes - honored, and ever welcome - for you do not visit me often?..." Retrieved, paragraph 7 Hermes ...
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Do the gods know all other gods?

In the Odyssey, Hermes takes flight to Ogygia, Calypso's island, at Zeus's command to tell Calypso to let Odysseus leave to go home. When he arrives, Calypso recognizes him right away because, "the ...
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What is the fight between Odysseus and Achilles?

I remember reading in the Odyssey about a bard retelling the story of Odysseus and Achilles having a fight. It had Odysseus put his head down in tears as the bard sang the story. But it didn't say ...
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Which gods were Odysseus and Penelope directly descended from?

I once read the Odysseus and Penelope were the grandchildren of two different gods. But I have had no luck finding it again. One might have been Hermes, although I can't be sure.