What Role Did Zeus Play in the Odyssey?

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Zeus does very little in the Odyssey aside from pass judgments and send omens. The King of the gods and God of Thunder, lightning and girls (and the Patron of guest friendship too) is only seen being persuaded by Athena in Book one to send Hermes to send the message to Calypso, and, at Helios' request, sending a storm to punish Odysseus' men for killing the cattle on his island.
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The Odyssey by Homer
Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca. A large and rowdy mob of suitors who have overrun Odysseus’s palace and pillaged his land continue to court his wife, Penelope…... More »
Zeus doesn't play a big of a role as he usually does in other epics. In the Odyssey, Zeus is asked favors by other gods on how they wish his fate to be. Zeus ends up smiting Odyssey and this is a huge factor in the story.
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In the odyssey, Zeus helps Athena convince Calypso to let Odysseus go.
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Zeus had no real role in the Odessey until Book V. Here's a quote from Zeus in that Book: "Hermes, you are our messenger, go therefore and tell Calypso we have decreed that poor
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Circe is a witch or enchantress in the Odyssey. She turned Odysseus' men to swine when they drank the sweet nectar she gave them. Odysseus was the only one who drank the nectar and
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