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Alcinous
From the story   -   The Odyssey
Of the tradition   -   Greek Oral Poetry
Role in story   -   Listens to Odysseus's story, provides him travel to Ithica
Family members   -   Arete (wife), Nausicaa (daughter)



Alcinous is the king of the Phaeacians, who offers Odysseus hospitality in his island kingdom of Scheria. Alcinous hears the story of Odysseus's wanderings and provides him with safe passage back to Ithaca.

Origin of nameEdit

  • Alki = valient
  • Nous = mind
  • Alcinous = valient minded


  The Odyssey by Homer edit

Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia - Melanthius - Melantho - Laertes
Gods and Goddesses: Athena - Poseidon - Zeus - Hermes
Suitors: Antinous - Eurymachus - Amphinomus
Voyage Acquaintances: Calypso - Polyphemus - Circe - Tiresias - Nestor - Menelaus - Helen - Agamemnon
Phaeacians: Nausicaa - Alcinous - Arete

Italacized members are Odysseus's enemies - Strike-through members are deceased by the end of The Odyssey

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