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Odysseus - - Ulysses King of Ithaca

Greek: Οδυσσέας King of Ithaca
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Laërtês - King of Ithaka and Antiklia - - Anticlea
Husband of Penélopê of Sparta and Kirkê - Circe -
Father of Telemachus of Ithaca; Télégonos, King of Tusculum; Cassiphoné; Agrios(II) and Latinus (II)
Brother of Ctimene

Occupation: (Ulysses); many famous exploits as leader of the Cephallenians, e.g. construction of the Trojan Horse; only man to hear Sirens' song and survive; journeyed to Hades
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About Odysseus - - Ulysses King of Ithaca

Odysseus (pron.: /oʊˈdɪsiəs/ or /oʊˈdɪsjuːs/; Greek: Ὀδυσσεύς, [odysˈsews]), also known by the Roman name Ulysses (/juːˈlɪsiːz/; Latin: Ulyssēs, Ulixēs), was a fictional Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in that same Epic Cycle.


Few couples understand sacrifice quite like Odysseus and Penelope. After being torn apart, they wait twenty long years to be reunited. War takes Odysseus away shortly after his marriage to Penelope. Although she has little hope of his return, she resists the 108 suitors who are anxious to replace her husband. Odysseus is equally devoted, refusing a beautiful sorceress's offer of everlasting love and eternal youth, so that he might return home to his wife and son. Take a cue from Homer, and remember that true love is worth waiting for.