Edward John Loria Period 6 Aeolus the God of the Winds

Edward John Loria Period 6 Aeolus the God of the Winds

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  • Odysseus Escapes the Land of the Cyclopes
  • "When the young Dawn with finger tips of rose touched the world, I roused the men, gave orders,  to man the ships.....So we moved out, sad in the vast offing, having our precious lives but not our friends (Homer 478-484)."
  • Odysseus and his men sail off from the Land of the Cyclops, but he is sad about the loss of some of his shipmates.
  • Odysseus Arrives at the Floating Island of Aeolus
  • "Odysseus and his men next land on the floating island of Aeolus...(Collections)."
  • Odysseus make it to the God of the WInds, Aeolus' island after escaping the cyclopes.
  • Odysseus Meets Aeolus
  • "...stay with him a month.(Collections)."
  • After meeting Aeolus, they live with him for a while, taking advantage of his hospitality.
  • Aeolus GIves Odysseus Gifts for His Departure
  • "To extend his hospitality, Aeolus gives Odysseus two parting gifts: a fair west wind that will blow the ship towards Ithaca, and a great bag holding all of the unfavorable, stormy winds (Collections)."
  • Odysseus and His Men Are Blown Back to Odysseus After Opening the Bag
  • Aeolus Refuses to Help Again
  • "The king refuses to help them again, believing now that their voyage has been cursed by the gods (Collections)."
  • Aeolus gifted Odysseus winds to guide him home and a bag of bad winds to aid him on his journey home (Collections).
  • "...the men open the bag, thinking it was gold or silver. The bad winds thus escape and blow the ships back to  Aeolus ' Island. (Collections)."
  • Odysseus' men open the bag of bad winds while isoight of their home, bringing the back to Aeolus.
  • Aeolus decides not to aid Odysses once more, due to believing his journey is cursed.
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