The Odyssey crossword puzzle

ithaca odysseus’ home
alcinous the Phaeacian king who hosts Odysseus
poseidon the only god who did not pity Odysseus
polyphemus the cyclops blinded by Odysseus
hermes the messenger of the gods also known as “the giant killer”
lotus the flowery fruit that can make men forget their homes
laertes father of Odysseus
eurymachus prominent suitor who is the arch-enemy of Telemachus
circe imprisoned Odysseus’ men in a pig sty before becoming his lover
elpenor member of Odysseus’ who is encountered in the underworld
nausicaa young daughter of Alcinous who is tall and beautiful as a goddess
charybdis sucked down salt water exposing her interior vortex then vomited it up seething over like a cauldron over a blazing fire
sirens Odysseus had to be tied down to listen to their song
hyperion the god whose cattle was consumed by Odysseus’ crew
laestrygonians giants who pelted rocks down on the ships of Odysseus’ expedition
nohbdy person who claimed responsibility for the cyclops’ suffering
troy where Odysseus’ journey home began
calypso nymph, envied by the gods for living with a mortal, who delays Odysseus for seven years
pig the kind of animal cared for by Eumaeus
moly herb with black roots and a white blossom given to Odysseus by Hermes
athene goddess who protects and helps Odysseus
scylla creature with a dreadful bark, twelve feet, six scrawny necks and triple rows of fangs
cronos father of Zeus
nestor king of Pylos; the Gerenian Charioteer visited by Telemachus
penelope wife of Odysseus
menelaus husband of Helen and host of Telemachus
teiresias bind Theban prophet from whom Odysseus sought advice in Hades
aeolus gave Odysseus a leather bag containing the boisterous energies of the wind
helen beautiful wife of Menelaus
son relationship of Telemachus to Odysseus
hephaestus god who is cuckolded by his wife Aphrodite and Ares
cicones the people who were raided during odysseus’ first stop on his return from war

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