Penelope and Odysseus

The Ithacans were residents of Ithaca, an island in the Ionian Sea. Their king presided over the island and surrounding islands, including Cephallonia and Zacynthus.


  1. Arcesius, son of Zeus and Euryodeia
  2. Laertes, son of Arcesius and Chalcomedusa, married to Anticlea, daughter of Autolycus and granddaughter of Hermes
  3. Odysseus, son of Laertes and Anticlea, married to Penelope, daughter of Icarius of Sparta
  4. Telemachus, son of Odysseus and Penelope

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