|From the story - The Odyssey|
|Of the tradition - Greek Oral Poetry|
|Role in story - Offers to help Telemachus find Odysseus|
|Family members - Menelaus (husband)|
Helen is the wife of Menelaus and queen of Sparta. Helen's abduction from Sparta by the Trojans sparked the Trojan War. Her beauty is without parallel, but she is criticized for giving in to her Trojan captors and thereby costing many Greek men their lives. She offers Telemachus assistance in his quest to find his father.
Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia -