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The Sirens and Scylla&Charybdis

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  • Bargaining with Circe
  • But Odysseus, I love you. Oh, if you insist...
  • Please Circe. Let my men and I go.
  • The Sirens
  • Hold steady Odysseus! Think of Penelope. Don't listen to them!
  • Charybdis and The Rocks
  • AAH
  • Here, Odysseus is asking Circe to set him free and tell him where he and his men should go. She tells him he will have to encounter Sirens, who lure sailors into their waters; Charybdis, the whirlpool; and Scylla, the six headed sea monster. She also tells him how to avoid them.
  • Onward
  • In this scene, Odysseus's men are standing and/or rowing with beeswax in their ears to block out the luring singing of the Sirens. Odysseus remains tied to the mast.
  • Scylla
  • HELP!    =
  • Here is where Odysseus and his crew encounter the whirlpool Charybdis and the moving Rocks. Luckily, the men power through the terror they felt by listening to Odysseus's reassuring words.
  • Bittersweet Survival
  • The sailors continued on, passing through The Rocks and by Charybdis. Only Odysseus knew of the threat that lied ahead. He didn't tell his men about Scylla because he knew that they would panic and would all end up dead.
  • Keep going!
  • Six of Odysseus's best men were taken and eaten whole by Scylla. Odysseus watched and listened as his men called out to him, begging for him to do something. But there was nothing he could do.
  • Odysseus and what was left of his crew pushed onward. Now all that was ahead of them was the open sea, and the sounds of Scylla feasting on his men in the distance.
  • Onward, my friends.
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