Eurykleia was the nursemaid of both Odysseus and Telemakhos. She is very loyal to the both of them. She worries about Telemakhos setting off to find Odysseus, but later she helps him prepare for the journey and keeps it a secret for a while until Penelope becomes suspicious. (VL)

Eurykleia sees the scar on Odysseus's leg while washing his feet and recognizes him as Odysseus.