Autólykos is Odysseus's maternal grandfather. According to the text, he is "A great thief and swindler" (366). Autólykos was the one who gave Odysseus his name. When Odysseus was younger, Autólykos took him on a hunt, where Odysseus was attacked by a wild boar, "From his great woody ambush with razor back bristling and raging eyes" and earned his famous scar (366).