Odysseus as a different kind of hero from Achilleus: the trickster is not "character isolated by a deed," but someone who's character is elusive. How can he be a hero in epic circumstances? Homer and Shakespeare take on this problem respectively in Odysseus and Hamlet. The Ουτιs / Odysseus pun -- as a trickster he is no man, the reverse of Achilleus. His meeting with Aias in hell, and Aias's silence; Odysseus's meeting with his mother, who sends him home knowing what he knows about the dead, to his wife: the three phantom embraces, recollecting Achilleus's dream of the dead Patroklos.