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Mythology & Beliefs: Mentor
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Mentor was the tutor of Telemachus and friend of Odysseus. In the Odyssey, on several occasions, Athena assumes form of Mentor to give advice to Telemachus or Odysseus

Mentor in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 3. A son of Alcimus and a friend of Odysseus, who, on quitting Ithaca, entrusted to him the care of his house. (Hom. Od. 2.226, &c., 22.235.) Athena assumed his appearance when she conducted Telemachus to Pylos. (Od. 2.269, 402, 3.13, &c., 4.654.) On Odysseus' return, Mentor assisted him in the contest with the suitors, and brought about a reconciliation between him and the people (22.206, 24.445, &c.). - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Mentor in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Mentor (Greek: Μέντωρ / Méntōr; gen.: Μέντορος)[1] was the son of Alcumus and, in his old age, a friend of Odysseus. When Odysseus left for the Trojan War he placed Mentor in charge of his son, Telemachus, and of his palace. When Athena visited Telemachus she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from the suitors of Telemachus' mother Penelope.[2] As Mentor, the goddess encourages Telemachus to stand up against the suitors and go abroad to find out what happened to his father. When Odysseus returns to Ithaca, Athena (in the form of Mentor) takes the form of a swallow and the suitors' arrows have no effect on him...

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