Penthesileiad Characters

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The Amazons

Penthesileia

Penthesileia.jpg
An Amazon Queen, daughter of Ares and Otrera  

Evandre

Evandre Portrait
No one is more accurate with a spear

Hippothoe

Hippothoe Portrait
A wily veteran of a hundred battles
 

Other Amazons

 
Good-hearted Alcibie A bright and bubbly singer of songs and teller of tales
Pack-laden Derimacheia Huntress, quartermaster, and chef
Swift-footed Clonie Small but mighty
Flame-haired Polemousa A bit uptight until you get to know her
Man-slaying Derinoe Remorseless
Clever Antandre Healer and potion maker
Dark-eyed Harmothoe Silent but deadly
Horse-taming Antibrote Keeper of the herd
Cunning Thermodosa Tactician and counselor to Penthesileia
Glorious Bremousa Among the Amazons, second only to Penthesileia in battle prowess
 
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The Achaeans

Achilles

Achilles Portrait
Son of King Peleus of Phthia and the immortal sea goddess Thetis. Called the Best of the Achaeans.  

Great Ajax

Telamonian Ajax Portrait
The Strongest of the Achaeans, called "Great Ajax" or Telamonian Ajax to avoid confusing him with a smaller warrior of the same name.

Podarces

Podarces Portrait
A prince of Phylace who assumed leadership of the Phylacian troops early in the war after the death of his brother, Protesilaus

Odysseus

Odysseus Portrait
The Sneakiest of the Achaeans.

Thersites

Thersites Portrait
The Most Obnoxious of the Achaeans. Generally despised by his allies for being socially unaware. Surely there are great things in store for him in the future!
 

Other Achaeans

Agamemnon Overlord of the Achaean forces
Menelaus King of Sparta, brother to Agamemnon, jilted husband of Helen
 

Achaean Allies

Idomenus King of a hundred cities on the island of Crete
Meriones A Cretan prince, brother to Idomenus
 
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The Trojans

King Priam

Priam Portrait
King of Troy and father to quite a lot of children

Andromache

Andromache Portrait
Widow of Hector, the former crown prince, whose recent death at the hands of Achilles still clouds the city's mood--

Cassandra

Cassandra Portrait
A daughter of Priam and Hecuba whose dire predictions are always accurate and always ignored

Paris

Paris Portrait
Also called Alexandros, a son of Priam and Hecuba who judged a beauty pageant of goddesses and "won" the "right" to abduct Helen of Sparta

Tisiphone

Tisiphone Portrait
Daughter of a humble carpenter-turned-soldier, and would-be revolutionary
 

Other Trojans

Queen Hecuba Queen of Troy
Prince Deiphobus A son of Priam and Hecuba
Prince Helenus A son of Priam and Hecuba
Polydamas He has a good ashen spear and a cautious nature, a commoner who rose through the ranks for his good counsel and friendship with Hector
Polyxena A daughter of Priam and Hecuba
Pammon A son of Priam and Hecuba

Trojan Allies

General Aeneas A son of Anchises and Aphrodite
Aethicus The Best of the Paphlagonians
 
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The Immortals

Legacy Gods

Erinyes Portrait
The Erinyes Spirits of vengeance against deaths caused by family members
Thetis portrait
Thetis An Ocean Goddess, mother of Achilles
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Eos Goddess of the Dawn, who opens the gate for Helios each morning

Olympians

Aphrodite portrait
Aphrodite The Goddess of Love who backs the Trojans and allowed Paris to abduct Helen
Athena portrait
Athena Goddess of War and Wisdom who backs the Achaeans, especially her favorite warrior, Odysseus
Ares portrait
Ares God of war and blunt objects, father of Penthesileia
 
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Author's Notes

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Greg R. Fishbone
       

 
  I didn't realize how many characters are in this story until I put them into a chart. Yow! To be fair, there are a handful I invented because they were needed and a bunch I took from other parts of the Quintan Posthomerica because I wanted them to be better established, but also there are some I dropped completely because they were superfluous.   Are you confused yet? Let me know in the comments!


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