" ..I dug a pit a foot or so square. Around it I poured a libation to all the dead, with a mixture of milk and honey, and then with wine, and finally with clear water..." (11.20-24).
"Immediately the ghosts came swarming around me up out of Érebus-brides and unmarried youths, old men worn out by suffering, tender young girls..."(11.34-36).
"I fell head-first and broke my neck, and my soul descended to Hades...Don't sail away and abandon me there and leave me unmourned, unburied, an impiety that will bring the gods' wrath upon you..." (11.57-66).
"My poor friend, I will make sure that this is accomplished" (11.74-75).
"And then the ghost of the Theban prophet came up...he knew me and said, '...Put away your keen sword so I can drink from the blood and prophesy truly'"(11.85-90).
"You seek a happy return, Odysseus, but one god will make it bitter for you: Poseidon...if you leave the cattle and sheep of Helios unharmed...you may all reach Ithaca...You will take revenge on these suitors for their outrages" (11.92-109).
"'Mother, necessity brought me to Hades to consult the Theban prophet Tiresias...What happened to you? How did you die?..'"(11.148-155).
"'Artemis didn't come to my house with her swift painless arrows, nor did a lingering illness consume my body...No, it was longing for you, Odysseus-your wisdom and gentleness-that stole away my sweet life'"(11.179-183).
"...the multitudes of the dead came surging up all around me, from every direction, with unearthly shrieks that made me turn pale with terror.."(11.419-421).