Greek hero Odysseus travels back home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.
Odysseus, king of Ithaca
Penelope, queen of Ithaca
Telemachus, son of Odysseus and Penelope
Circe, a beautiful witch, who turns Odysseus' men into animals. She put a spell on Odysseus so he stayed on the island for five years instead of five days.
Calypso, a nymph who lives on the island of Ogygia, where she detained Odysseus for several years.
Polyphemus, a cyclopes who traps Odysseus and his crew in his cave intending to eat them.
Teiresias, Prophet from the Underworld
Athena, Goddess of Wisdom
Eumaeus, Odysseus' servant and friend
Anticlea, mother of Odysseus
Antinous, a suitor
Eurymachus, a suitor
Amphinomus, a suitor
Eurycleia, The aged and loyal servant who nursed Odysseus and Telemachus when they were babies.
Laertes, Odysseus' father
Hermes, Messenger of Gods
Alcinous, king of Phaecia
Nestor, King of Pylos
Anthony Hopkins as Poseidon, God of the Seas
Helios, God of the Sun
Melanthius, a treacherous and opportunistic goatherd who supports the suitors, especially Eurymachus, and abuses the beggar, not knowing its Odysseus. He is killed with the rest of the suitors.
Melantho, Sister of Melanthius and maidservant in Odysseus’s palace. Like her brother, Melantho abuses the beggar in the palace. After Odysseus kills all of the suitors and forces the unfaithful maids to clean the hall, Telemachus hangs Melantho along with the other unfaithful maids
Paris, Former prince of the conquered city of Troy, who encounters Telemachus while searching for clues of his father. He briefly takes Telemachus captive
Helen of Troy, lover of Paris. She offers Telemachus assistance in his quest to find his father.
Odysseus's crew members
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