Greek - A friend of Odysseus. Son of Alcimus. He was left in charge of the household of Odysseus and reared the boy Telemachus while his father was away fighting at Troy. When Odysseus failed to return after the fall of Troy, it was Mentor who spurred Telemachus into searching for his father. Athena often appeared to Telemachus in the guise of Mentor. In some references, known as Mentor, Mentes or Mentes.

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