|From the story - The Odyssey|
|Of the tradition - Greek Oral Poetry|
|Role in story - Shepherd, aids Odysseus|
Eumaeus is a loyal shepherd who, along with the cowherd Philoetius, helps Odysseus reclaim his throne after his return to Ithaca. Even though he does not know that the vagabond who appears at his hut is Odysseus, Eumaeus gives the man food and shelter.
Origin of nameEdit
- Emaeus = "midwife"
Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia -