Usage Greek Mythology
Pronounced Pron. I TH I K U
Other Forms FormsIthika Ithaka
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Contributor Contrib.Sarah Falconer on 12/8/2008
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."