Arsh Ali Period 4 | The Cattle of Helios
Calypso is in love with Calypso and is being a bit clingy.
After their encounter with Scylla and Charybdis, they sail towards Thrinacia, island of Helios. Odysseus does not want to land but, his men do so anyway, driven by hunger.
Odysseus's men ignore his warnings about eating the cattle of Helios and land on Thrincia anyway, ready to eat the sacred cattle.
His men eat the cattle, unaware of the consequences they have brought themselves to.
"Odysseus tries to persuade his men to bypass Thrincia, the island of the sun god, Helios, but they insist on landing."
To appease the angered Helios, Zeus casts a lightning bolt to sink Odysseus's ship.
"Driven by hunger, they ignore Odysseus's warning not to feast on Helios' cattle."
Odysseus is the only one that survives and drifts afloat the sea, with no destination in his sight.
"Driven by hunger, they ignore Odysseus's warning not to feast on Helios' cattle. This disobedience angers the sun god who threatens to stop shining if payment is not made for the loss of his cattle."
Odysseus eventually lands on Ogygia, the island of Calypso, where he spends the next seven years.
"To appease Helios, Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus's ship."
"To appease Helios, Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus's ship. Odysseus alone survives."
"He eventually drifts to Ogygia, the home of Calypso, who keeps him on his island for seven years."
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