Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology - Monday Odysseus subdues Circe with...

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Monday October 29, 2007 Odysseus subdues Circe with help of Hermes to make him immune from magic of witch. -- Sirens attempt to lure Odysseus with song about fame and glory. -- Skylla has 6 dog heads. -- Charybdis is a giant whirlpool. Odysseus’ men are warned not to steal and eat the cattle of the sun. Zeus in punishment strikes the ship and the men who stole cattle die. Odysseus does make it back to Ithaca. It is not a joyous homecoming. Has to reclaim place of prominence as king of the island. -- Goes to house dressed as beggar. Only creature that recognizes him is Argos, his dog. He dies from happiness at his return. -- Is given welcome in the house. In book 19, Penelope interviews her husband. She asks him his name several times. She wants to know who the beggar is. He lies to her and she cries. He tells her Odysseus is coming back. -- She tells him that his words are wise and no one has been so welcome as him. She might know it is Odysseus or perhaps she is being generous.
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