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Orion | A great hunter. Orion was the son of Poseidon and Euryale.

Orpheus | Son of Apollo whose song was so mellifluous that it charmed inanimate objects.

Pandora | The first woman, created by Zeus. Pandora’s name means “all gifts”.

Paris | He was the judge in the famous contest between three goddesses (Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera).

Patroclus | Friend of Achilles who played a key role in the Trojan War.

Penelope | The circumspect wife of Odysseus, whose intelligence made her an exemplar.

Penthesilea | Queen of the Amazons. Penthesilea was killed by Achilles.

Pentheus | Ill-fated king of Thebes, who refused to acknowledge the divinity of Dionysos.

Perseus | Hero who destroyed Medusa. Perseus also rescued Andromeda.

Sarpedon | A son of Zeus. Sarpedon participated in the Trojan War.

Telemachus | The son of Odysseus and Penelope. Telemachus plays an important role in the Odyssey of Homer.

Telephus | Son of the Greek hero Herakles and Auge.

Theseus | Hailed as the hero who conquered the deadly Minotaur.

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