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While Odysseus was gone, his wife Penelope was being forced to entertain a large group of suitors who wanted to marry her. Penelope did not like any of the suitors, and only wanted Odysseus to come home to her.
While he was dressed as a beggar, he saw one of the maids consorting with Penelope's suitor. Odysseus suggested that Penelope test which of her maids are faithful to her and not her suitors.
Penelope, Odysseus's fateful wife
Penelope was besieged by suitors of various class and to hold them off, she declared that she would weave a shawl for Odysseus and would choose one of them to be her husband at the time she finished it. In secret she unweave at night what she had woven in the day. The suitors were enraged upon learning this and became more obnoxious.
Penelope is a character from The Odyssey, a Greek Epic written about a man named Odysseus that is trying to find his way home from the Trojan War. Odysseus' wife is Penelope, and while Odysseus is gone, she experiences pressure from 108 suitors trying to remarry her. However, she stays faithful Odysseus. He finally returns 20 years later to beat the suitors and take back his palace.
the suitors are the men who come to "woo" penelope, Odysseus' wife and Telemachus' mother, and try to get her to marry them. they're very rude because they take advantage of staying in Odysseus' castlethey eat all his food and everything :/hope i helped (:actually, it's the Odyssey. The suitors are people who have come to stay with Odysseus and have overstayed their welcome while breaking xenia.
Penelope remains faithful to Odysseus while he was fighting in the Trojan War. When he returns disguised as a beggar, he finds that she has devised delay tactics to hold off potential suitors.
When Odysseus comes home to Ithaca, Penelope has set up a challenge for the suitors to win her hand. Whoever is able to string Odysseus' bow and shoot an arrow cleanly through the ax heads, they will win Penelope. (Penelope, however, has a pretty good idea that no one else will be able to string Odysseus' bow except for him, so while the contest appears fair to the suitors, in reality Penelope has developed a clever plan as to avoid marrying any of them.) None of the suitors are able to string the bow. Then Odysseus comes in. (Remember, he has been disguised by Athena as an old beggar, so no one recognizes him.) To make a long story short, Odysseus is able to successfully complete the contest. Also, it is important to know that Penelope and all of the women have been sent to a room and locked in because Odysseus plans on killing all of the suitors for their crime of attempting to marry Penelope (his wife) while he was still alive. So, Penelope is not aware that someone has won the contest, the someone being Odysseus (in disguise). At the point that Odysseus wins the contest, he becomes Odysseus again, or, rather, back to his recognizable form. The suitors recognize him. Odysseus tells them he's going to kill them and what their crimes were. So, Odysseus shoots, with his bow and arrows, Antinous, the ringleader of the suitors. However, before Odysseus can kill the rest of the suitors, Eurymachus, also a sort of ringleader, steps up to ask mercy of Odysseus. He promises payments back for all the food, etc. the suitors have used up. Odysseus doesn't accept his apology, and kills all the suitors anyhow.
A Penelope refers to the wife of Odysseus, who remained home while he was off fighting in the Trojan War. She was a very good wife; though many suitors pursued her, she never gave in, and she tricked them all so that she could wait for Odysseus to return home to her.
The Odyssey is Homer's epic of Odysseus' 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Odysseus to return. The Odyssey ends as Odysseus wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the suitors, and retakes the throne of Ithaca.
Penelope is a Greek name. It has no equivalent in Hebrew.Penelope is possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops), a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πηνη (pene) "threads, weft" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy.