Ancient History
The Odyssey

Who was Eurylochus?


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Eurylochus is a trouble-making individual in Odysseus' crew on his return home.

His exploits include:

  • Convincing the crew to open the bag of winds, thinking that there is treasure inside it.
  • Avoiding Circe's spell through his suspicion, and successfully warning Odysseus and the rest of the crew.
  • Convincing the crew to kill the cattle of Helios for meat, and sacrifice some of them to appease the gods.