What role do the gods play in the Odyssey?

The Odyssean gods are the ancient Greek gods referenced in Homer’s Odyssey.

The story’s major gods include Athena, Poseidon, Calypso and Circe; minor gods include Ino, Hermes, Zeus, and Heracles.

The Odyssey’s major gods include Athena, Poseidon, Calypso, and Circe.

In Homer’s Odyssey, the gods play a critical role in the lives of humans. Odysseus, being a man, knows this and seeks protection and assistance from the gods because he knows that it is necessary. By making wise choices and being hospitable Odysseus and his family will be graced with kindness and protection.

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