The Odyssey: The Land of the Dead and The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis
Chapter 4, Scout finds things in the tree knot at the Radley Place, Dill comes to visit, Jem, Scout, and Dill play the Boo Radley game.
The Land of the Dead
Foreshadowing: Odysseus gets to the Underworld where they seek Tiresias. They offer him a sacrifice of a lamb.
The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis
Odysseus sees several people including his mother, and his shipmate who just died.
Tiresias approaches and Odysseus gives him the blood. After he drinks it, he tells him of his future. But this future will only come to pass if Odysseus sacrifices animals to each of the gods in order once he gets home.
Setting: Odysseus and his men go back to Circe and she gives them advice about Scylla and Charybdis as well as the Sirens.
First they come to the Sirens. The men had beeswax in their ears so they could not hear the singing. But Odysseus was tied to the mast and could hear the singing. The men did not untie him no matter what he said.
After the Sirens they came to Scylla. She stays in a cave up on a mountain that is so smooth, no man can climb it. As they cross through the pass in the mountain, she reaches out and grabs 6 men in her 6 mouths. They also saw, to the other side of them, Charybdis, a whirlpool, intent on drowning all sailors who pass her way. If they went over to her they would smash against the rocks and die.
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