The Odyssey: Circe
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Gabby and Leda
"There, the wind king, Aeolus, does Odysseus a favor. He puts all the stormy winds in a bag so that they will not harm the Ithacans."
“Humbly those wolves and lions with mighty paws fawned on our men-who met their yellow eyes and feared them.”
"On thrones she seated them, and lounging chairs, while she prepared a meal of cheese and barley and amber honey mixed with Pramnian wine, adding her own vile pinch, to make them lose desire or thought of our dear fatherland."
"Scarce had they drunk when she flew after them with her long stick and shut them in a pigsty-bodies, voices, heads, and bristles, all swinish now, though minds were still unchanged. So squealing, they went."
"Odysseus leaves the ship and rushes to Circe's hall. The god Hermes stops him to give him a plant that will weaken Circe's power."
She responds to their pleas with the command that Odysseus alone descend to The Land of The Dead, 'the cold homes of Death and pale Persephone,' queen of the Underworld. There, Odysseus must seek the wisdom of the blind prophet Teiresias."
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