― Like a Penelope in The Odyssey ∙ …waiting her beloved. Penelope is the wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachos, Queen of Ithaka, and the object of desire for every nobleman in the land. She has not seen Odysseus in twenty years, and despite pressure the suitors place on her to remarry, Penelope never loses faith in her husband. Her cares make her somewhat flighty and excitable, however. Many suitors had come to woo "the widow". She put them off with a ruse, persuading them to wait until [...].