Sailing stories of Odysseus

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Sailing Stories of Odysseus Told what to not do by Tiresias Stay away from the sirens (beautiful women whom sing) They sing stories of his brave battles, he desires to hear more Has been tied to the ship's mast to prevent this Men have wax in their ears so they cant hear it Will ruin your ship (P. 190 has their songs of immortal glory) Deal with Scylla (monster with 6 heads) – she will eat 6 of your men Don't fight her, she will just eat more Avoid Charybdis (giant whirlpool that sucks everything down) Don’t eat the cattle of the sun on the island The sun god (Helios) will be grumpy The men (not odysseus) eat the cattle Helios destroys the ship and men sucked into charybdis Odysseus survives Lands on Calypso Calypso Aeolus (god of the winds) invites Odysseus into his home Must be hospitable or else zeus will hurt him (xenia) Aeolus puts 3 bad winds into a bag, leaving 1 good wind for sailing Odysseus leaves for Ithaca Falls asleep again His men open this bag of winds
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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