Places of “The Odyssey” by Homer

Ithaca Odysseus’s homeland.
Ismarus Home of the Cicones- Odysseus and his men take over this place and kill many of its citizens.
Land of the Lotus Eaters When visiting this place, some of Odysseus’s men lose their memory and ambition to continue the journey.
Island of the Cyclops Here, the crew encounters Polyphemus, and escapes by blinding him.
Aiolia Island ruled by Aeolus-god of the winds.
Laestrygonians Cannibals that destroyed all but one of the Greek ships.
Circe’s Island Home of the goddess who turns Odysseus’s men into pigs.
Land of the Dead Here, Odysseus encounters the blind seer Tiresias, who tells him of his fate, his mother, and Agamemnon and Achilles.
The Sirens These are the dangerous females who lure men to their deaths with their voices. Odysseus becomes the first mortal to have heard their voices and lived to tell the tale when he has his men tie him to the mast yet leave his ears unplugged as they pass.
Scylla and Charybdis two monsters on opposite sides of a narrow straight, one was a six headed monster who ate six of Odysseus’s men, and the other a deadly whirlpool that sucked in passing ships.
Thrinakia Where Odysseus’s remaining men devour the Cattle of the Sun and are killed.
Calypso’s Island Odysseus is held hostage by this goddess/nymph for seven years.
Phaecia This is where Odysseus tells his story to Alcinous the king, and his final location before he returns home.
Troy The city destroyed by the Greeks at the Trojan War.

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