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ScriptsΟδυσσευς Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.O-DUYS-SEWS Classical Greek
o-DIS-ee-əs English

Meaning & History

Perhaps derived from Greek οδυσσομαι (odyssomai) "to hate". In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the 'Odyssey' Homer relates Odysseus's misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.
Other Languages & CulturesUlysses English Ulysse French Ulisse Italian Ulisses Portuguese Ulysses Roman Mythology Ulises Spanish


18th-century depiction of Odysseus and Calypso by Angelica Kauffman18th-century depiction of Odysseus and Calypso by Angelica Kauffman


Code Geass characters, Greek mythology, Iliad characters, kings, mythology
Entry updated December 8, 2017