Name: Odysseus; Latin: Ulysses
Home: Ithaca, an island of Greece
Children: Telemachus; Nausithous and Nausinous
Occupation: Hero; Trojan War fighter and strategist
Odysseus, a Greek hero, is the leading figure in the epic poem the Odyssey, attributed to Homer. Odysseus is the king of Ithaca, normally said to be the son of Laertes and Anticlea, husband of Penelope, and father of Telemachus. The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus' return home at the end of the Trojan War.
Odysseus fought for ten years in the Trojan War before coming up with the idea of the wooden horse -- just one example of why "wily" or "crafty" is attached to his name.
Odysseus incurred the wrath of Poseidon for blinding Poseidon's Cyclops son Polyphemus. In retaliation, it took Odysseus another decade before he could arrive home barely in time to drive out Penelope's suitors. The Odyssey covers a decade's worth of the adventures of Odysseus and his crew on their return to Ithaca from the Trojan War.