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In Greek mythology, the king of Ithaca, renowned for his cunning and resourcefulness; in Latin, he is known as Ulysses.

He is the central figure of the Odyssey, a Greek hexameter epic poem traditionally ascribed to Homer, describing the travels of Odysseus during his ten years of wandering after the sack of Troy. He eventually returned home to Ithaca and killed the suitors who had plagued his wife Penelope during his absence.

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