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THE ODYSSEY By HOMER
THE TROJAN WAR IS OVER AND ODYSSEUS HEADS HOME FOR ITHACA.
BUT HE IS BLOWN OFF COURSE! He went first to the land of the Ciconians and then to the land of the Lotus-eaters.
"From Troy the wind bore me and brought me to the Cicones, to Ismarus. There I sacked the city and slew the men; and from the city we took their wives and great store of treasure, and divided them among us..."
THREE MEN FELL IN WITH THE LOTUS EATERS, AND FORGOT THEIR HOMELAND.
Odysseus drags them back aboard the ships.
And later he sailed to the land of the CYCLOPES
Polyphemus What are you going to do with that hot stick?
I JUST POKED OUT NOBODYS EYE!
So he sailed to Aeolus 2 DONT OPEN THE BAG!
But when the ships are in sight of Ithaca, Odysseus' men get curious and open the bag of winds
Laestrygonians. Away from Aeolus, Odysseus and his fleet come to a strange place called the Land of the Laestrygonians. The people here are cannibals and they eat some of Odysseus' men. Then they launch rocks from the high cliffs, destroying 11 of Odysseus' 12 ships. Odysseus is compelled to leave with only his ship.
Aeaea, When Odysseus arrived on Aeaea, Circe touched his comrades with a wand and turned them into wolves, swine, asses and lion.
YOUR MEN MAKE FINE BEASTS
Youve been here a year, here a year, GO TO HADES HADES
In Hades he met the souls of Achilles, Agamemnon, and others.
Odysseus at Hades Ill make him tell me what I want to know Isnt he already dead?
Having left Circe Odysseus sailed past the SIRENS.
CATCHY TUNE TUNE!
WHY DO I HAVE WAX IN MY EARS WAX IN MY EARS AND WHY DOES THE BOSS HAVE THAT LOOK THAT LOOK IN HIS EYE? IN HIS EYE?
In sailing past the cliff of Scylla, she snatched some of his comrades, and gobbled them up
JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSER!
Ogygia. Odysseus is the only survivor of a storm, and finally floats up on the island of Ogygia.
You have to stay here for 7 years! OK, CALYPSO
Feast of the Nymph Calypso for Odysseus" by Jan Brueghel) ca. 1616
HE IS FINALLY SENT HOME ON A RAFT ON THE COMMAND OF THE GODS. BUT HIS RAFT BREAKS APART!
He was washed up naked on the shore of the Phaeacians, where Nausicaa, the daughter of King Alcinous, was washing the clothes.
WELCOME, STRANGER STRANGER.
ALCINOUS FURNISHES A SHIP TO FINALLY TAKE ODYSSEUS HOME. MEANWHILE, HIS WIFE PENELOPE HAS BEEN STALLING HER SUITORS.
YOULL JUST HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I FINISH WEAVING THIS.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN ODYSSEUS RETURNS HOME? READ ON TO FIND OUT.