noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for 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.
Is the Libyan assault meant to last 10 years, like Odysseus' journey?Why Is the Libya War Called Operation Odyssey Dawn?|Josh Dzieza|March 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
By his ship stood Odysseus of the many devices, and heavy of heart was he.
They diverted themselves in the palace of Odysseus by throwing the discus and javelin.
But no minstrel brought any word of Odysseus, of his death or of his appearance in any land known to men.The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy|Padriac Colum
I recognized Odysseus myself by the well-known scar made by the boar's tusk.
When they were all safely outside, Odysseus freed his friends and made haste to get to the ship.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
British Dictionary definitions for odysseus
Word Origin and History for odysseus
king of Ithaca, from Greek Odysseus (Latin Ulysses), of unknown origin, perhaps related to odyssasthai "to be grieved at, be angry at."
Culture definitions for odysseus
[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.)