Penelope's Test

Penelope's Test
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  • Odysseus returns home to his home and wife. After, a long journey that has now lasted 20 years. Eurycleia
  • Penelope wakes up in disbelief she has slept through the war and through Odysseus journey. She goes downstairs to where her husband stands and see's him with her own eyes.
  • Penelope doesn't believe what she is seeing. She starts to think that it may be a curse from the god's and that she isn't seeing what she is. 
  • Penelope commands Eurycleia to arrange her bridal bed in a different position. By doing this Odysseus looks up at her and says that their bed is immovable. He explains that the bed has been built from the trunk of an olive tree around which the house is built from.
  • When Penelope realizes that only HER husband would say and know those words, about the construction of the bed and its composition. She knew it was him. The man she loved and cared about and who she hasn't seen in many years.
  • When Odysseus and Penelope reconnect, he tells her about all the adventures he had and his struggles. The next day as Odysseus leaves for Telemachus Laertes' orchard, he tells Penelope to not accept or see any visitors. Athena covers him with cloaks so that no one will see him...
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