Gods And Goddesses In The Odyssey By Homer's The Odyssey

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In The Odyssey by Homer, gods and goddesses play a crucial part in making sure the hero is where he needs to be. The book is about a war hero, Odysseus’ son named Telemachus, who voyages to find his father, who was presumed dead. At the same time, Odysseus, who is alive, was imprisoned on Calypso’s island. He was set free due to the power of the gods here and he makes his way back home. Along the way, he and his crew encounter a lot of different enemies like cyclops, sirens and more. He even gets the negative attention of the sea god, Poseidon. Eventually, Odysseus and Telemachus reunite back home in Ithaca and they kill the suitors who were trying to take over their home and marry Penelope. Odysseus and Penelope reunited as well and at the…show more content…
She also manifested her form and changed her appearance so she was able guide Odysseus while keeping herself hidden. She played a big role in helping Odysseus and Telemachus start their adventures. In The Odyssey, by Homer, Athena is a goddess who uses disguises on herself to remain unnoticed and helps guides the heroes towards their goals and keep the peace. Athena in The Odyssey uses a lot of different disguises to keep herself anonymous. One time she uses disguises is when she approaches Telemachus in book one. She takes on the appearance of Mentes, captain of the Taphians. She uses this disguise in order to inform Telemachus that his father is actually alive and not dead and that he should try to go to sea and search for him. “Eurymachus, my father is not coming home. I no longer trust any news that may come, or any prophecy my mother may have gotten from a seer she has summoned up to the house. My guest was a friend of my father’s from Taphos. He says he is Mentes, son of Anchialus and captain of the seafaring Taphians”(Homer, 13). Telemachus knew in his heart that she was some goddess. “Thus Telemachus. But in his heart he knew it was an immortal goddess”(Homer, 13). Athena had some sort of influence in
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