noun Classical Mythology.
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Contemporary Examples of odysseus
Odysseus ordered his men to stuff their ears with beeswax as they rowed by.
When Odysseus journeyed back from Troy, his men tied him to the mast of his ship when the Sirens tempted him to leave it.
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Historical Examples of odysseus
So all night long Odysseus took thought how they might possibly escape.
With this word in his mind, Odysseus departed and came once more to Aeaea.
Moreover, every one thought or said that King Odysseus must be dead.
Last of all, Odysseus begged leave to try, and was laughed to scorn.
She knew him then for her husband Odysseus, come home at last.
king of Ithaca, from Greek Odysseus (Latin Ulysses), of unknown origin, perhaps related to odyssasthai "to be grieved at, be angry at."
[Roman name Ulysses]
A Greek hero in the Trojan War (see also Trojan War). Odysseus helped bring about the fall of Troy by conceiving the ruse of the Trojan horse. After Troy was ruined, Odysseus wandered for ten years trying to return home, having many adventures along the way. (See Circe, Cyclops, Penelope, Scylla and Charybdis, and Sirens.)