Abi Westerlin 4th
Sirens, Scylla. and Charybdis
Circe tells Odysseus that he must navigate a strange rout to get him to his next destination. She tells him to pass the Siren's first, but he must listen to their song. He fills his men's ears with wax so they cant hear it, then has his men tie him to the mast of the boat. He listens to their beautiful song begging his men to untie him but they don't. After they accomplish this, Circe tells them to pass the waters of Scylla and Charybdis. The only way to pass them was by going under Scylla, a six headed monster. If they went into the whirlpool Charybdis, leading to certain death, all men would have died. So, Circe tells him to go underneath Scylla and only loose 6 men. He does this and moves onto his next destination.
So you're saying to listen to the sirens song, go underneath Scylla, loose 6 men and go around Charybdis? Got it.
Odysseus and his crew set off to their destination first by following Circe's orders.
Odysseus is being prepared to hear the Siren's voice. He poured wax into his men's ears so they couldn't hear their song.
Odysseus listens to the Siren's song pleading for his men to untie him. They get past this part though. Now onto the hardest.
Odysseus and his men set onward to Scylla and Charybdis. To avoid loosing all men in Charybdis, Circe tells Odysseus to rather loose 6 men going underneath Scylla. So Odysseus does this, without telling his men to not worry them.
He makes it through this trouble. Now onto the next.