Presentation on theme: "SEA PERILS AND DEFEAT—pg 928"— Presentation transcript:
1 SEA PERILS AND DEFEAT—pg 928 Review of Book—11Odysseus visits theblind prophet, Teresias,as a shade in Hades.Odysseus’ mother isthere, died of griefbecause of his longabsence
2 The Odyssey—Book 12 Ody returns to Circe for advice She warns of the Sirens:Birdlike women that sing sosweetly that all men jumpoverboard to be with themThe Siren’s coastline islittered with the bones androtting skins of men
3 The Odyssey—Book 12Circe advises Ody to plug the ears of his oarsmen with beeswaxOdysseus insists on hearing the Siren Song, so Circe tells him to have his men bind him to the ship’s mast
5 The Odyssey—Book 12 Circe warns of the monster Scylla Scylla has 12 legsand 6 heads with 3rows of teethShe takes one sailorfor each gullet (toll)
6 The Odyssey—Book 12 Circe warns of Charybdis A living maelstrom that swallows ships wholeOdysseus wants to knowhow he can fight againstthese monstersCirce advises him torow, row, row…
7 The Odyssey—Book 12 Circe also warns Odysseus not to go to Thrinacia, the islandwhere Helios’ immortalcattle grazeOdysseus decides totell his men about theSirens, but not to tell themabout the other monstersWHY?
8 The Odyssey—Book 12 The trip past Siren Island goes as planned Odysseus commands to be untied but his crew does not hear his pleas
9 The Odyssey—Book 12Why? Did he not trust his sailors? Would you row past a creature that was sure to devour 6 out of 45 sailors? Odd are, three students out of this class would be eaten.As they near Scylla and Charybdis the men become afraid but Ody calms them with reminders of his guile with the Cyclops (neglecting to mention that this was all his doing)
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