3. A son of Alcimus and a friend of Odysseus, who, on quitting Ithaca, entrusted to him the care of his house. (Hom. Od. 2.226
, &c., 22.235.) Athena assumed his appearance when she conducted Telemachus to Pylos. (Od. 2.269
, &c., 4.654.) On Odysseus' return, Mentor assisted him in the contest with the suitors, and brought about a reconciliation between him and the people (22.206, 24.445, &c.).