Odysseus timeline

Odysseus timeline

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  • Aeolus & Laestrygones
  • Circe the Witch
  • I need to go right now
  • Calypso's Island
  • DON'T GOO!!!
  • Aeolus let Odysseus and his men stay for a month and rewarded him with two parting gifts; One gift allowed them to set sail on a fair wind; The other bag held a storm of winds that when opened brought them back to Aeolus where he wasn’t so giving the second time ; As they set sail they landed in Laestrygones where they got attacked and lost many.
  • The Land of the Dead
  • They head to Aeaea; home of the goddess Circe; Odysseus sends half of his crew to check out the island; As they come across Circe, she hands them wine mixed with her own vile pinch, that makes them want to never leave the island; Eurylochus ,aware, doesn't drink the wine and watches as she turns his friends into pigs; Eurylochus informs Odysseus and Odysseus goes to retrieve his friends; they stay for a year and she lets them go only if he goes to Tiresias to hear a prophecy.
  • The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis
  • So Odysseus tell me more. 
  • Zeus sends Hermes to retrieve Odysseus from Calypso’s island where he was being held captured; Calypso claims that the gods are hypocritical when it comes down to goddesses and their mortal lovers; Following Zeus's command, she builds Odysseus a boat so he can travel back to his home island of Ithaca; Odysseus travels the seas in search of his next journey when Poseidon sees Odysseus; Filled with fury by what the gods have done he stirs up a storm to try and kill Odysseus; however odysseus gets saved by a goddess.
  • Thrinacia
  • I have arrived at Ogygia.
  • Odysseus travels to the underworld because Circe told him the dead prophet “Tiresias” will tell him how to get home; He first pours sheeps’ blood as an offering to the spirits; As Odysseus was the blood sacrifice, he kept the spirits at bay. He then found his mom among many others in the land of the dead unaware she had passed away; Tiresias spoke with Odysseus and reveals dangers he will come across before reaching home.
  • Mom, is that you ?
  • Yes son, it is me...
  • Odysseus and his men return to Circe’s island. While the men sleep, Circe takes Odysseus aside to hear about the underworld and to offer advice.
  • Odysseus tries to persuade his men to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god, Helios, but they insist on landing. Driven by hunger, they ignore Odysseus' warning not to feast on Helios' cattle. This disobedience angers the sun god, who threatens to stop shining if payment is not made for the loss of his cattle. To appease Helios, Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus' ship. Odysseus alone survives. He eventually drifts to Ogygia, the home of Calypso, who keeps him on her island for seven years. With this episode, Odysseus ends the telling of his tale to King Alcinous.
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