Listen to me, my poor comrades. All deaths are bad enough, but there is none so bad as famine. Why should not we drive in the best of these cows and offer them in sacrifice to the immortal gods? If we ever get back to Ithica, we can build a fine temple to the sun-god and enrich it with every kind of ornament; if, however, he id determiner to sink our ship out of revenge for these homed cattle, andthe other gods are of the same mind,I for one, would rather drink saltwater once for all and have done with it, then be starved to death by inches in such a desert island as this is.
Father Jove, and all you other gods who live in everlasting bliss, you have done me a cruel mischief by the sleep into which you have sent me; see what fine work of mine have been making in my absence.
Odysseus waits out Charybdis, all night day and all night long
I heard of your hardships by the messenger Hermes, for Lampetia told her father Helios of your feast, and he brought great anger upon Olympus, to the point where Zeus was forced to intervene