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Who is Helen in Odyssey?

Helen - Wife of Menelaus and queen of Sparta. Helen's abduction from Sparta by the Trojans sparked the Trojan War. Her beauty is without parallel, but she is criticized for giving in to her Trojan captors and thereby costing many Greek men their lives. She offers Telemachus assistance in his quest to find his father.

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Similarly one may ask, who was Helen of Troy in the Odyssey?

During an absence of Menelaus, however, Helen fled to Troy with Paris, son of the Trojan king Priam; when Paris was slain, she married his brother Deiphobus, whom she betrayed to Menelaus when Troy was subsequently captured.

Additionally, in what city do we find Helen in the Odyssey? Helen returned to Sparta and lived for a time with Menelaus, where she was encountered by Telemachus in Book 4 of The Odyssey.

Likewise, people ask, what archetype is Helen in the Odyssey?

So, while Clytemnestra more clearly represents an archetypal antithesis to Penelope, Helen (as wife) is more complex and more ambiguous because she is undefined and unlimited, even though her mythos is shame. She represents the unknowable and mysterious quality of women, the archetype of goddess and lover.

When did Helen of Troy die?

According to Homer and Quintus Smyrnaeus, who narrated the Troyan War after the end of Iliad, Helen of Sparta, not Troy, lived and died peacefully at her and Menelaus' palace in Sparta. According to the Iliad, Helen did not hold Paris in high esteem and was forced by Aphrodite to stay with him.

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