Characters of Rage!

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The Achaeans

Achilles

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

Agamemnon

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Overlord of Achaean Kings and brother to Menelaus, the jilted husband of Helen.

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.

Calchas

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A seer who interprets the will of the gods for the Achaean army.

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

Diomedes
One of the Epigoni who sacked Boeotian Thebes
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
Wife of Crown Prince Hector and mother to Astyanax

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
 

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

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Eos
Goddess of the Dawn, who opens the gate for Helios each morning
Thetis portrait
Thetis
An Ocean Goddess, mother of Achilles

Olympians

Aphrodite portrait
Aphrodite
The Goddess of Love who backs the Trojans, especially her favorite prince, Paris
Athena portrait
Athena
Goddess of War and Wisdom who backs the Achaeans, especially her favorite warrior, Odysseus
Ares portrait
Ares
God of War and Anger
Apollo portrait
Apollo
God of Light, Prophecy, and Music who backs the Trojans
 
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Rage! (Iliad I)



Cover image: "Jupiter Pluvius" (1819) by Joseph Gandy (1771-1843)

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Greg R. Fishbone
       
Greg R. Fishbone, Author in Residence at Mythoversal.

 
  Retelling the Iliad in its original setting with a format that allows a deeper exploration of the characters and their motivations. A good idea or something totally unnecessary? Let me know in the comments!


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