The Odyssey: Odyesseus' Trip to the Land of the Dead
Odysseus and his crew sail to the land of the dead to find the blind prophet, Tiresias. He brings a black lamb to sacrifice to be able to enter the land of the dead and speak to Tiresias.
If I am to never return from the depths of the underworld, row with your oars and never stop scouring the seas until you reach Ithaca
Odysseus must sacrifice the ram, and feed it to the flames before being able to enter the underworld and speak to Tiresias.
As he throws the ram into the flames of the underworld, he is granted entry to the underworld
"...but the god will make it hard for you. I think you will not escape Shaker of the Earth, who holds a grudge against you in his heart... (Homer 100-105)."
Odysseus must escape from the depths of the underworld before he ends up as another lost soul in Hades's realm
At last he reaches his crew and sets sail to the island of Aeaea, where Circe will tell them how to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way
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