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Monday, May 4, 2009

X Games

X is the wife of the the king of Ithaca, Odysseus , and daughter of Icarius and his wife Periboea. She only has one son by Odysseus, Telemachus, who was born just before Odysseus was called to fight in the Trojan War. She waits twenty years for the final return of her husband.On Odysseus's return, disguised as an old beggar, he finds that X has remained faithful. She has devised tricks to delay her suitors, one of which is to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus's elderly father Laertes and claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished. Every night for three years, she undoes part of the shroud, until some unfaithful maidens discover her chicanery and reveal it to the suitors.

Because of her efforts to put off remarriage, X is often seen as a symbol of connubial fidelity.

Identify X!!

Shrey,Varun and Susa got it right.
X is Penelope.