He received his training at the Athens Academy, alongside Euripides and Twickenham. He went under the name "Orion" (his first choice, Draco, was taken) and completed the competition to be sent to the academy. He told stories of Atlas and Spartacus, and was known as "the Blind Bard" for keeping his eyes closed as he told his tales. (XWP: "Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards")
He gained fame quickly, and within a few years his writings were considered equivalent to the writings of Socrates and Ovid. Some of them were burned by Dahak, much to the dismay of the stories' keeper. (HTLJ: "Let There Be Light")
- Homer was portrayed by Dean O'Gorman.
The question of whether Homer actually existed or is a conglomeration of several storytellers will never be answered. Traditionally, he was actually blind, and was from Ionia. He is the source of the Iliad and the Odyssey, which told of the Trojan War and the ten year adventures of Odysseus (Ulysses).