Kikones/Ciconians stupid crew, wise Odysseus - men die
Lotus-eaters Magic Mushrooms? incautious men addicted
Anthropophagous Giants I Cyclopes No Agriculture but untended crops! No Xenia here Polyphemus vs. Noone Folktale Element Curse of Poseidon
Aeolus Mortal in Charge! Floating Island Bag of Winds like Pandora’s Box? “hated One”
Anthropophagous Giants II Laestrygonians as sport-fishermen
Circe Daughter of Helios Aunt of Medea Eurylochus as witness Moly - hero’s magic weapon Hermes counsels threat & sex 1 year Pit stop Circe: see Teiresias in Underworld
Kimmerians Earliest Depiction of Underworld in Classical Tradition No Sunlight Hero’s Trip to Underworld
Famous Residents of the Underworld Sisyphus Ixion Tantalus
Herakles Mortal? Effect of Meeting with regard to Odysseus? Tityos in Background; Vultures gnaw liver for attempted rape of Hera
Teiresias Poseidon & Curse Death of Suitors Appeasement of Poseidon Death from the Sea Telegonus (Circe) Penelope (Isles of the Blessed)
Agamemnon & Achilles Importance of Son Contrast their fates with Odysseus
Hierarchy Achilles: "I would rather follow the plow as thrall to another man, one with no land allotted to him and not much to live on, than be a king over all the perished dead...” Neoptolemus: brave subordinate of Odysseus in Wooden Horse, next in counsel to Nestor & Odysseus
Telamonian Ajax Bitter in Death 2nd only to Achilles? Odysseus too busy sightseeing to reconcile
Circe’s Predictions Sirens Rovers (Clashing or Wandering Rocks) Scylla & Charybdis Cattle of Helios Anything odd about Circe’s Predictions?
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