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Nausicaa

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This article is about the Greek mythological character. See also Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind, and Gerty MacDowell as Nausicaa in Joyce's Ulysses.
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In Greek mythology, Nausicaa, (also NŠusikaa or Nausicaš) was a daughter of King Alcinous of the Phaeaceans. In the Odyssey, she found the shipwrecked Odysseus and brought him to her father. Odysseus recounts his adventures to Alcinous for a substantial portion of the Odyssey, and Alcinous provides Odysseus with the ships that finally bring him home to Ithaca. According to Aristotle and Dictys, she married Telemachus, Odysseus's son, and had a son named Perseptolis or Ptoliporthus.

--Portions of this material has been excerpted from the public domain Lempriere's Dictionary of 1848.es:Nausicaa fr:Nausicaa it:Nausicaa ja:ナウシカア pt:NausŪcaa nl:Nausicaa

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