The king of Ithaca, a leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, who reached home after ten years of wandering.
(person, proper) The hero of the Odyssey, a king of Ithaca and one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War: Latin name Ulysses.
Odysseus Sentence Examples
On his return, he found that Odysseus had reached home before him.
During the war, he distinguished himself as the wisest adviser of the Greeks, and finally, the capture of Troy, which the bravery of Achilles could not accomplish, was attained by Odysseus' stratagem of the wooden horse.
According to a later legend, Telegonus, the son of Odysseus by Circe, was sent by her in search of his father.
Homer was acquainted with it and speaks of the "Argo" as well known to all men; the wanderings of Odysseus may have been partly founded on its voyage.
Well-known parallels are Odysseus and Telegonis, Rustem and Sohrab.