The first three stories of the Oddysey read in Mrs. Monfredd's class
Homer begins his story by calling upon a muse to tell it. He paints a picture of a brave war hero who went through many days and nights at sea fighting to get back home after the Trojan War. This man, is Odysseus.
Zeus, king of gods and god of lightning, sends Hermes to free Odysseus from the island from Calypso, a nymph who won't allow him to leave.
Calypso grants Odysseus a ship and food to help his journey with no harm.
Even though you're beautiful, I miss my home and want to return to my wife and son.
Poseiden crashes Oddyseus' raft as he escapes the island. Now in this new environment, he sleeps on a pile of leaves and questions everything that has happened.
As they continued their journey, the crew is led by a storm to the island of the Lotus Eaters, a plant that made them forget of home and instead made them want to stay there forever.
Because of the effect on the Lotus Eaters, they don't want to leave. So Oddysseus tells the rest of his crew that they make them forget of home. He ties the affected crewmates to his ship, and the journey continues.
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