Circe-Book 10

Circe-Book 10

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  • "...-the hall of Circe- and wolves and mountain lions lay there.... None would attack-oh, it was strange, I tell you-but switching their long tails they faced our men like hounds, who look up when their master comes with tidbits for them-as he will-from table. Humbly those wolves and lions with mighty paws fawned on our men.." (Homer, 1124)
  • "Low she sang in her beguiling voice,. while on her loom she wove ambrosial fabric sheer and bright, by that craft known to the goddesses of heaven." (Homer, 1125)
  • "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 father land." (Homer, 1225)
  • "Scare 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." (Homer, 11255)
  • Odysseus rushes to save his men and finds Hermes, who gives him a magical plant called moly to protect him from Circe's spell.
  • Circe turns the crew back into humans, but keeps the men in a trance for one year. Odysseus finally begs her to let them go, and she agrees but says they must first visit the land of the dead and hear a prophecy from the ghost of Tires
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