Unformatted text preview: Jupiter, and to get his attention, claims that Jupiter might be a rumor himself. Mercury: Sent by Jupiter to Carthage to remind Aeneas that his destiny is to go to Italy. AKA Hermes in Greek. Aeneas tries to prepare his fleet to set sail in secret, but Dido finds out and asks him what he’s doing. Aeneas responds by asking why Trojans are not allowed to conquer Italy, and that his going to Italy is not his choice. Dido responds by screaming at him, and hinting she’ll commit suicide. However, Aeneas Leaves anyway. Sychaeus: Dido’s ex-husband who was killed by Pygmalion. Anna fears nothing worse than what happened to Sychaeus. Dido’s last prayer: Dido prays that if Jupiter really wanted Aeneas to leave, that Aeneas get killed in battle. Also, she prays for everlasting enmity between Rome and Carthage. Iris: Goddess of Rainbow, Messenger of Gods. Puts Dido out of her misery....
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