Elpenor's burial "I ask that you remember me, and do not go and leave behind unwept, unburied, when he leave, for fear I might become the gods' curse upon you;"
Which way do I go?
"No, hug the cliff of Scylla, take your shipthrough on a racing stroke. Better to mournsix men than lose them all, and the ship, too.’
"But if you wish to listen,let the men tie you in the lugger, handand foot, back to the mast, lashed to the mast,so you may hear those harpies’ thrilling voices;shout as you will, begging to be untied,"
Avoiding the Sirens
"Then Scylla made her strike,whisking six of my best men from the ship. I happened to glance aft at ship and oarsmen and caught sight of their arms and legs, dangling high overhead. "
"The islandwhere Helios’ cattle graze, fine herds, and flocksof goodly sheep. The herds and flocks are seven,with fifty beasts in each."
Odysseus' crew dies
"But if you raid the beeves, I see destruction for ship and crew.Rough years then lie between you and your homecoming, alone and old, the one survivor, all companions lost.’ . . .”