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[tuh-lem-uh-kuh s] /təˈlɛm ə kəs/
noun, Classical Mythology
the son of Odysseus and Penelope who helped Odysseus to kill the suitors of Penelope. Unabridged
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(Greek myth) the son of Odysseus and Penelope, who helped his father slay his mother's suitors
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in Greek mythology, son of the Greek hero Odysseus and his wife, Penelope. When Telemachus reached manhood, he visited Pylos and Sparta in search of his wandering father. On his return, he found that Odysseus had reached home before him. Then father and son slew the suitors who had gathered around Penelope. According to later tradition, Telemachus married Circe (or Calypso) after Odysseus' death.

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