Telegonus is a name given to three individuals in Greek mythology. However, the most important of the three was the son of Odysseus and Circe. When he reached adulthood, his mother sent him to Ithaca to tell Odysseus to return. Telegonus went to Ithaca, but thinking it was Corcyra, he started plundering it. Odysseus and his son by Penelope, Telemachus, confronted him, and Telegonus accidentally killed Odysseus. Leaving Ithaca, Telegonus took his father's body, as well as Penelope and Telemachus, back to Circe's island. There, Circe gave them immortality and married Telemachus, while Telegonus married Penelope.
See Also: Odysseus, Circe, Telemachus, Penelope
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