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mentor
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

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Definition
someone who guides and advises another who is less experienced; or the act of providing such guidance
  • So with that word he sat him down; then in the midst uprose Mentor, the companion of noble Odysseus.
    Book 2 (53% in)
  • For this purpose Hermes is to be sent to Calypso to bid her release Odysseus, while Pallas Athene in the shape of Mentor, a friend of Odysseus, visits Telemachus in Ithaca.
    Introduction (53% in)
  • And Leocritus, son of Euenor, answered him, saying: 'Mentor infatuate, with thy wandering wits, what word hast thou spoken, that callest upon them to put us down?
    Book 2 (58% in)
  • But as for the people, come now, scatter yourselves each one to his own lands, but Mentor and Halitherses will speed this man's voyage, for they are friends of his house from of old.
    Book 2 (60% in)
  • So spake he in prayer, and Athene drew nigh him in the likeness of Mentor, in fashion and in voice, and she spake and hailed him in winged words: 'Telemachus, even hereafter thou shalt not be craven or witless, if indeed thou hast a drop of thy father's blood and a portion of his spirit; such an one was he to fulfil both word and work.
    Book 2 (63% in)
  • Now grey eyed Athene spake unto Telemachus, and called him from out the fair-lying halls, taking the likeness of Mentor, both in fashion and in voice: 'Telemachus, thy goodly-greaved companions are sitting already at their oars, it is thy despatch they are awaiting.
    Book 2 (93% in)
  • The wise Telemachus answered, saying: 'Mentor, and how shall I go, how shall I greet him, I, who am untried in words of wisdom?
    Book 3 (5% in)
  • And wise Telemachus answered her, saying: 'Mentor, no longer let us tell of these things, sorrowful though we be.
    Book 3 (48% in)
  • The youths who next to us are noblest in the land, even these have gone with him; and I marked their leader on board ship, Mentor, or a god who in all things resembled Mentor.
    Book 4 (78% in)
  • The youths who next to us are noblest in the land, even these have gone with him; and I marked their leader on board ship, Mentor, or a god who in all things resembled Mentor.
    Book 4 (78% in)
  • But one matter I marvel at: I saw the goodly Mentor here yesterday toward dawn, though already he had embarked for Pylos.'
    Book 4 (78% in)
  • Then he avoided the great press of the wooers, but where Mentor sat, and Antiphus, and Halitherses, who were friends of his house from of old, there he went and sat down; and they asked him of all his adventures.
    Book 17 (11% in)
  • Then Athene, daughter of Zeus, drew nigh them, like Mentor in fashion and in voice, and Odysseus was glad when he saw her and spake, saying: 'Mentor, ward from us hurt, and remember me thy dear companion, that befriended thee often, and thou art of like age with me.'
    Book 22 (42% in)
  • Then Athene, daughter of Zeus, drew nigh them, like Mentor in fashion and in voice, and Odysseus was glad when he saw her and spake, saying: 'Mentor, ward from us hurt, and remember me thy dear companion, that befriended thee often, and thou art of like age with me.'
    Book 22 (43% in)
  • But the wooers on the other side shouted in the halls, and first Agelaus son of Damastor rebuked Athene, saying: 'Mentor, let not the speech of Odysseus beguile thee to fight against the wooers, and to succour him.
    Book 22 (44% in)
  • Nay, come hither, friend, and stand by me, and I will show thee a thing, that thou mayest know what manner of man is Mentor, son of Alcimus, to repay good deeds in the ranks of foemen.'
    Book 22 (48% in)
  • Lo, now has Mentor left him and spoken but vain boasts, and these remain alone at the entrance of the doors.
    Book 22 (51% in)
  • Nay I myself beheld a god immortal, who stood hard by Odysseus, in the perfect semblance of Mentor; now as a deathless god was he manifest in front of Odysseus, cheering him, and yet again scaring the wooers he stormed through the hall, and they fell thick one on another.'
    Book 24 (80% in)
  • For ye obeyed not me, nor Mentor, the shepherd of the people, to make your sons cease from their foolish ways.
    Book 24 (82% in)
  • Then Athene, daughter of Zeus, drew near them in the likeness of Mentor, in fashion and in voice.
    Book 24 (90% in)
  • And thereafter Pallas Athene set a covenant between them with sacrifice, she, the daughter of Zeus lord of the aegis, in the likeness of Mentor, both in fashion and in voice.
    Book 24 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "mentor" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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