V.O-However, King Aeolus denies to offer any more provisions to the guests after Odysseus's crew fail to keep the bag of wind secure, as they wreak upon the shore of Aeolia once again. The lord of the winds, Aeolus exclaims on pg 114 to Odysseus that, “The god’s must truly despise you, and I will not go against their will. Leave my hall and never return.” This means that the implication of hospitality was disregarded when one’s fate seemed to disfavour and be despised by the gods. Hence, the sole kindness of one’s heart and generosity seems to not be the only reason as to why this social convention of hospitality was prevailing.
The Gods do not wish you to be here! Odysseus
I am Zeus Respect me !!!
V.0 Xenia had been established through the imposed beliefs of Zeus, who also presented the protection of the guest-host relationship. He thus embodied the religious obligation to be hospitable to travelers. But the inculcation of fear within people from the god’s punishment, had allowed such rules to be implemented.r ...
I offer you a sacrafice
Me Polyphemus son of Poseidon Me no follow xenia!!!...
VO-You see, when Polyphemus fails to follow Xenia, Odysseus also disparages the relationship between the guest and the host, as he blinds Polyphemus in act of defense. But as a result of failing to adhere to Xenia rules,...
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