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Penelope is Odysseus’s wife. Odysseus is Penelope’s husband. They are similar and different in many ways. Penelope is also a daughter of Icarius of Sparta and the nymph Periboea and the mother of Telemachus. Odysseus is also the father of Telemachus, and the son of Laertes and Anticleia, and as well a knight who was apart of the Trojan War.

Periboea hid her infant daughter as soon as she was born, knowing that Icarius had wanted a son. As soon as Icarius discovered the baby girl, he threw her into the sea to drown. However, a family of ducks rescued her. Seeing this as an omen, Icarius named the child Penelope (after the Greek word for "duck") and raised her as his favorite child.

When Penelope reached womanhood, Odysseus asked for her hand in marriage. Although to part …show more content…
They are also different because Penelope got attention when he was gone from the suitors but Odysseus did not. They are different because Odysseus is a man and Penelope is a women. They are also different because Odysseus is the king of Ithaca and Penelope is the Queen.

Odysseus is Brave and intelligent just like her husband Odysseus. They share a bed and a son and a kingdom. They are similar in many ways, but another one of those ways is they both waited for each other. They both fought for each other he fought by coming back to Ithaca and she fought by ignoring all of the suitors. They both had no idea what the other was doing the ten years Odysseus was missing.

What I talked about in the paper was Penelope is Odysseus’s relationship. I also talked about Odysseus is Penelope’s husband. I talked about how they are similar and different in many ways. I talked about Penelope being the daughter of Icarius of Sparta and the nymph Periboea and the mother of Telemachus. Also how Odysseus is also the father of Telemachus, and the son of Laertes and Anticleia, and as well a knight who was apart of the Trojan

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