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Rewritten of Canto 1 into Modern As we went to the ship, we set the breakers and went onto sea. While we set up mast and sail on the blank ship, the others packed sheep and themselves, as their bodies were sweating. The winds steered us out to sea with it forcing the canvas. This was due to the magical powers of Circe, who was a goddess. We sat amidships, the wind blowing against the tiller, with the wind stretching the sail. We treaded the waters till night; the sun down and the ocean covered in darkness. We came to the deepest part of the ocean. In the Cimmerian lands, entrance to the underworld, populated cities, were covered in a heavy mist and they never had sunshine. Even the light of the stars didn’t reach the men. As waters were pushing against us, we came across something that was said by Circe earlier. They arranged rituals in which Perimedes and Eurylochus draw swords from the hips that he made while digging a hole on that spot. We poured a drink as an offering to the god on the dead bodies. First of all, we drank mead, and then poured sweet wine and mixed water and white flour. I prayed for the souls of the dead. As in Ithaca, sterile bulls were best used for sacrifice, abundant of pyre with goods.
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