The Odyssey: Odyesseus' Trip to the Land of the Dead

The Odyssey: Odyesseus' Trip to the Land of the Dead
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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.

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  • 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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