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Odysseus was best known for deceiving the King of Troy with the Trojan Horse trick which allowed the Greeks to enter the city of Troy and destroy it, thus decisively winning the Trojan War. After the victory, Odysseus was supposed to sacrifice a lamb to Zeus as gratitude for winning the war, but Odysseus refused as he considered it barbaric. He then announced he was going home to Ithaca and to Penelope. Zeus, however, was angry with Odysseus for refusing to make the sacrifice and refused to let him return directly home, instead sending him on a journey where it took him ten years to get back to Ithaca (in addition to the ten years fighting in the Trojan War). Along the way, Odysseus and his crew had a narrow escape from the Sirens. The crew were killed, however, when they were turned into pigs and eaten by Odysseus (who was unaware of their transformation) at Circe's island. Odysseus ended up having to sail the River Styx in order to get back to Ithaca.
When Odysseus finally got home, he killed the suitors who had taken up residence in his house and were seeking Penelope's hand in marriage. When Penelope asked him to spend some time with her, he complained that she was smothering him and went to Moe's instead.
Behind the Laughter
- Odysseus was portrayed by Homer Simpson.
"Tales from the Public Domain" characters
|D'oh, Brother Where Art Thou?|
|Circe • Dionysus • Discus Stu • Helen of Troy • King of Troy • Odysseus • Penelope • Poseidon • Sirens • Telemachus • Zeus|
|Hot Child in the City|
|Bartrand • Joan of Arc • God|
|Do the Bard, Man|
|Claudius • Gertrude • Guildenlenny • King Hamlet • Prince Hamlet • Laertes • Polonius • Rosencarl • Ophelia|
Characters portrayed by Homer Simpson
|Adam • Mark Antony • Clyde Barrow • Paul Bunyan • Caligula • The Collector • Mayan Homer • Homer Bufflekill • Hades • Henry VIII • King Hamlet • King Homer • Homeur • Hungry • The Ingestible Bulk • King Lear • Captain Mordecai • Odysseus • Sir Walter Raleigh • The Raven narrator • Shady • Viking art thief|