Odyssey The Adventures of Odysseus
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  • The Adventures of Odysseus ODYSSEY
  • The Adventures of Odysseus 1.Troy 2.The Island of the Cicones 3. The Island of Lotus Eaters 4. .The Island of the Cyclopes 5.The Island of Aeolus 6.The Island of the Laestrygonians 7.Circe's Island 8.The Underworld 9.The Island of the Sirens 10.Scylla and Charybdis 11.Island of the Sun God
  • Characters Odysseus: The Greek king of Ithaca who has been off fighting the Trojan War for ten years. Telemachus: The son of Odysseus. Penelope: The faithful wife of Odysseus. Aeolus: God of Wind
  • Polyphemus: The Cyclops who captures Odysseus and his men with the intention of eating them. Circe: The witch-goddess with whom Odysseus and his men stay for one year. Calypso: The nymph goddess who falls in love with Odysseus and keeps him on her island home for seven years. Hermes finally persuades Calypso to free Odysseus.
  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus and Penelope
  • Troy After the victory at Troy, Odysseus and his men begin their journey home from here.
  • The Island of the Cicones After leaving Troy, they stop to raid this island for supplies. The Cicones attack on horseback, and Odysseus lost 72 of his men.
  • The Island of the Lotus EatersOdysseus sends his men out to search for food, and has to recover them when they eat the Lotus Flower.
  • The Lotus is a plant that forces the eater to lose all grip on reality. Once it is eaten, the person knows nothing nor cares for anything other than eating the
  • The Island of the Cyclopes: Here, Odysseus and his men find a Cyclops' cave, lured by his cheese and wine. The cyclops, Polyphemus, traps them inside the cave. Odysseus and his men blind the cyclops, and then sneak out under his heard of sheep.
  • Polyphe mus
  • Then Odysseus and his men escape from the cave by hiding under Polyphemus's sheep.
  • The Island of Aeolus Aeolus, the god of the winds, gives Odysseus all of the bad winds, so he can safely sail home. Odysseus' men go against his orders and open the bag, and all of the winds escape.
  • Aeolus
  • Aeolus, the god of the winds, gives Odysseus all of the bad winds, so he can safely sail home. Odysseus' men go against his orders and open the bag, and all of the winds escape.
  • Island of the Laestrygoni ans The Laestrygonians, a race of cannibals, eat the Greeks. . The giants ate many of Odysseus' men and destroyed eleven of his twelve ships by launching rocks from high cliffs. Odysseus' ship was not destroyed as it was hidden
  • . His soldiers, with a dozen ships, arrive at "the rocky stronghold of Lamos: Telepylus, the city of the Laestrygonians.
  • . Odysseus lands on Aeaea, home to Circe. Odysseus sends some of his men to scout out the area, but when they do not return, he becomes worried. All of Odysseus's men do Circe’s Island
  • Circe
  • . On the way, he is confronted by Hermes. He rmes tells him that Circe is up ahead and that his only chance of survival is to eat the plant Moly. Odys seus hesitates;
  • . island, and Odysseus does this because he was promised information on how to return home. Finally, Circe tells him to go see Tiresias, a prophet located in the underworld. Tiresias is A blind Prophet.
  • . The UnderworldOdysseus consults the prophet Tiresias to ask how he can get home, and finds his mother there, who has committed suicide in depression. Odysseus' mother is Anticlea, wife of Laertes, daughter of Autolycus and Amphithea, granddaught er of
  • . The SirensAfter Tiresias, and a brief stop at Aeaea, Odysseus's men go to the Sirens. The Sirens sing a song that no man can resist to passing ships.
  • . Odysseus chooses to sail for Scylla, a six-headed sea serpent, rather than Charybdis, a giant whirlpool. He did this because he knew that if he went to Charybdis, the whole ship would be destroyed. However, if he went towards Scylla, six men would die. A sacrifice the brave Odysseus decided to make.
  • . Scylla and Charybdis
  • . After leaving from the island of Sirens and escaping Scylla and Charybdis, the traveled to the island of they Sun God. If you remember before, Circe and Tiresias said not to mess with the Sun God's cattle. After they beached our ship, Odysseus made them swear not to Island of the Sun God
  • . Ogygia (Calypso's Island) Odysseus finds this island after drifting in the sea. It is a island of women, with a nymph named Calypso, with whom Odysseus has a seven-year affair with. After the seven years, Hermes convinces Calypso to let Odysseus build a new ship so he could sail home.
  • Calypso
  • . Phaecians The Phaecians accept Odysseus, and he explains his ten-year journey to them during a feast. They happily give him a ride home on one of their magical ships.
  • . Ithaca Odysseus finally arrives home, and sees his son, Telemachus, for the first time in 15 years. He and Telemachus kill all of the suitors, and Odysseus takes his place as king, once again, alongside his wife Penelope.
  • Telemachus
  • . Odysseus finally made it back to his home. Athena disguised him as a beggar so he can remain hidden while he analyzes the loyalty of his friends and family. He confronts his son, Telemachus, and reveals his identity to him. Penelope laid down a challenge to the suitors. Any one of them who can string Odysseus's bow and shoot it through the axe- handles like Odysseus used to do would be her choice.
  • . Needless to say, none of them could do it, that is, until the beggar got a chance. He was ridiculed as he tried, but Odysseus shot the arrow perfectly. Athena then changed his appearance to his previous one.
  • . The suitors were awestruck. It was then that Odysseus and Telemachus began their attack. With the help of Athena and Zeus, they slaughtered all of the suitors. Odysseus, his father, Telemachus, and other loyal servants meet them in battle. Laertes kills Antinous's father with a lance. Zeus soon commands the fighting to stop. Odysseus finally reclaimed