|From the story - The Odyssey|
|Of the tradition - Greek Oral Poetry|
|Role in story - Supports suitors, abused Odysseus|
|Family members - Melantho|
Melanthius is the brother of Melantho. Melanthius is a treacherous and opportunistic goatherd who supports the suitors, especially Eurymachus, and abuses the beggar who appears in Odysseus's palace, not realizing that the man is Odysseus himself.
Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia -