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''Odysseus and his men return to Circe's island. While the men sleep, Circe takes Odysseus aside to hear about the underworld and to offer advice.''
Lady Circe gives her advice...
"Plug your oarsmen's ears with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest should hear that song. But, if you wish to listen, let the men tie you in the lugger, hand and foot."
"At dawn, Odysseus and his men continue their journey. He is fairly sure that they can survive this peril if he keeps their spirits up. Suddenly, the wind stops."
"As they came smartly within hailing distance, the two sirens, noting our fast ship off their point, made ready, and they sang."
"Going forward i carried wax along the line, and laid it thick on their ears. They tied me up, then, plumb amidships, back to the mast, lashed to the mast,and took themselves again rowing."
"We must obey the orders as I give them. Get the oarshafts in your hands, and lay backhard on your benches; hit these breaking seas."
"But as i sent them on toward Scylla, I told them nothing, as they could do nothing. Then made my way along to the foredeck- thinking to see her first from there, the monster of they gray rock."
"My men all blanched against the gloom, our eyes were fixed upon that yawning mouth in year of being devoured. Then Scylla made her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship."
''Odysseus tries to persuade his men to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god, Helios, but they insist on landing. Driven by hunger, they ignore Odysseus' warning not to feast on Helio's cattle. This disobedience angers the sun god. Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus' ship. Odysseus alone survives....."
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