Odysseus, according to the Greek sagas, was one of the most cunning but also clever heroes of the Trojan War. He is the main character in Homer's epic poem, the "Odyssey" and is also mentioned in his epic poem "Iliad" as a companion of Agamemnon.
Parents: Laertes, king of Ithaca, and his wife Anticlea.
Odysseus was a Greek hero who became famous for his participation in the Trojan War. He initially refused to participate and feigned insanity. Only when the hero Palamedes threatened to kill his son Telemachus with a sword did Odysseus reveal his sanity and finally agree to participate.
Odysseus embarked for Troy, knowing that the oracle prophesied that he would see his family again after a long time.Soon the oracle would prove to be correct - the Greek heroes had achieved victory over Troy, but the gods were unhappy with their arrogant attitude and decided to punish them.Mbr/>
Odysseus, in particular, was sent on a long, perilous journey that lasted ten years, during which he had to endure numerous adventures in stormy seas and hostile lands before finally reaching his home, the island of Ithaca.
It is said that the feats of Odysseus are rather allegorical, symbolizing the extremes of exertion to which man is prepared to go in order to attain his ends.
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