THE OLYMPIAN GODS
DEMIGODS & SPIRITS
Odysseus was one of the most cunning, yet prudent heroes of the Trojan War, according to the Greek legends. He is the main character in Homer’s Epos, the "Odyssey" and is also mentioned in his Epos "Iliad" as a collaborator of Agamemnon.
Family of Odysseus
Odysseus was the son of Laertes, king of Ithaca, and his wife Anticlea. Odysseus was married to Penelope and they had a son called Telemachus.
Odysseus and the Trojan War
Odysseus was a Greek hero who became famous through his participation in the Trojan War. He initially didn't want to join, faking madness. Only when the hero Palamedes threatened to kill his son Telemachus with a sword did Odysseus reveal his sanity and finally agreed to take part.
The accomplishments of Odysseus are rather allegorical, symbolizing the extremes of effort to which man is prepared to go in order to accomplish his goals.