1. Homer (/ˈhoʊmər/; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος Greek pronunciation: [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War; The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider these accounts legendary. [Wikipedia]
2. Homer was a blind kitten rescued by Gwen Cooper in 1997 at the age of three weeks. Despite his disability, he got around very well, and even confronted and chased away a burglar in Gwen's Miami apartment. He was the subject of her New York Times bestseller, Homer's Odyssey, and several other books.