Locations in the Odyssey

Aeaea home of Circe, the witch goddess
Aeolia a floating island home of aeolus, king of the winds
Island of the Cyclops Odysseus and his men are caught by a one-eyed giant which eats some of the men. Odysseus escapes with a cunning plan.
Ithaca island off the west coast of Greece, which is ruled by Odysseus
Kingdom of the Dead Anticleia, Tiresias, Agamemmnon, Achilles, Heracles, Elphenor
Land of the Laestrygonians Home to a race of powerful giants whose king, Antiphates, and unnamed queen turn Odysseus’s scouts into dinner.
Land of the Lotus Eaters some men eat the Lotus and forget that they want to go home so Odysseus has to drag them back to the ship
Ogygia The home of the nymph Calypso; Odysseus stays there for seven years.
Olympus In greek mythology the mountain where the gods lived
Phaeacia Odysseus washes up there and is treated very generously by all — island kingdom ruled by King Alcinous. Thy are shipbuilders and traders.
Pylos King Nestor’s island which is the first place that Telemachos visits for news of Odysseus
Sparta located on the Peloponnese in southern Greece; home of King Menelaus and Queen Helen
Thrinacia Odysseus and his crew arrive here after returning from the land of the dead (House of Hades). Odysseus has been warned by both Circe and the shade of Tiresias to avoid this place, but his men beg him to let them stop and rest. He reluctantly agrees, but makes them swear an oath not to touch the cattle on the island. However, for the next month unfavorable winds blow continuously and they are unable to leave the island. When Odysseus goes to pray for a safe return to Ithaca, his crew, fearing starvation, slaughter and eat some of Helios’ cattle. In punishment, when they finally sail away from the island, Zeus sends a thunderbolt at their ship, killing all the men except Odysseus.

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