Saturday, April 3, 2010

Myths and Legends: Penelope, Laertes and Telemachus

Penelope, Laertes and Telemachus. To find out more about Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

You can see here Odysseus's loving wife, Penelope, who is waiting ... and waiting and waiting ... for her husband to return from the Trojan War. You can also see Odysseus' old father, Laertes, in the background, and a teeny-tiny Telemachus, the son of Penelope and Odysseus. For the story of the dramatic events surrounding Odysseus' return home, start with Book XIII of Homer's Odyssey.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of April 1-7 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.