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The Adventure of Odysseus. Odyssey. After Troy fell, everything changed…. Athena and Poseidon no longer blessed Greeks because they forgot what was due to gods. On their voyage home, they were all punished. (P.211). Athena punished Greeks because….

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After troy fell everything changed
After Troy fell, everything changed…

  • Athena and Poseidon no longer blessed Greeks because they forgot what was due to gods.

  • On their voyage home, they were all punished. (P.211)


Athena punished greeks because
Athena punished Greeks because…

  • Cassandra clung to Athena’s image for protection during the Trojan War. However, the Greek didn’t leave her.

  • Cassandra got dragged away from Athena’s temple and was raped.

  • Athena got angry.

  • She asked Poseidon

    to punished these

    sailors.

Ajax drags Cassandra from Palladium before eyes of Priam.


Who s cassandra
Who’s Cassandra?

  • King Priam’s daughter.

  • Apollo gifted her the ability to tell fortune in order to win her heart.

  • However, this gift was turned into a curse after Apollo was turned down by Cassandra.

  • No one believed in Cassandra’s fortune telling.


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In ithaca the island where odysseus home was
In Ithaca, the island where Odysseus’ home was wandering around:

  • Everyone thought Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, as a widow and proposed to her.

  • These suitors just wanted Odysseus’ possessions and properties.

  • Penelope and Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, could not stand them.


Penelope s plan to not receiving any suitor s proposal
Penelope’s plan to not receiving any suitor’s proposal wandering around:

  • She lied that she couldn’t marry until she finished woven a fine wrought shroud for Odysseus’ father.

  • Penelope unwove each night what she had woven during the day.


Penelope and her suitors
Penelope and her suitors wandering around:


After 10 years gods forgave odysseus
After 10 years, gods forgave Odysseus… wandering around:

  • Poseidon was the only exception.

  • Gods were moved by Athena’s words. Zeus ordered that gods had to help Odysseus to return home.

  • Athena arrived Ithaca and helped Telemachus to go to Menelaus’ place and gather Odysseus’ news.



On the other side
On the other side… wandering around:

  • Hermes carried Zeus’ command and went to Calypso, asking her to release Odysseus.

  • Calypso loved Odysseus and shared all her fortune with him. However, Odysseus missed his family in Greek.


Odysseus and colypso
Odysseus and Colypso wandering around:


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Ino coming to the assistance of Odysseus


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Naked Odysseus met Nausicaa


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Odysseus very first adventure after the trojan war
Odysseus’ very first adventure after the Trojan War… king promised to help him home. Odysseus told his story of ten years’ wandering in the presence of all the Phaeacian chiefs.

  • On the tenth day from their departure from Troy, they came to the land of Lotus-eaters.

  • Those who ate the flower-food forgot their longing for home.

Lotus-eaters


The second adventure
The second adventure… king promised to help him home. Odysseus told his story of ten years’ wandering in the presence of all the Phaeacian chiefs.

  • They met Cyclops Polyphemus


Odysseus and his men poke out the eye of the cyclops
Odysseus and his men poke out the eye of the Cyclops’ king promised to help him home. Odysseus told his story of ten years’ wandering in the presence of all the Phaeacian chiefs.


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Then… king promised to help him home. Odysseus told his story of ten years’ wandering in the presence of all the Phaeacian chiefs.

  • They arrived Country of Winds, ruled by King Aeolus. He received Odysseus and his crew hospitably and gifted Odysseus a leather sack of storm winds.


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Laestrygons About to Eat Odysseus' Scout


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Circe


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Odysseus and Circe


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Teiresias foretells the Future to Odysseus.


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  • Teiresias said the chief danger was that they might do injury to the oxen of the Sun.

  • Odysseus kept following Circe’s tip to sail home. He knew that they would pass the island of sirens.

  • Sirens were marvelous singers whose voices would make a man forget all else.

  • In order not to hear sirens’ singing, every men needed to stop his ears with wax.


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Odysseus became the only one who heard sirens
Odysseus became the only one who heard Sirens his crew to tie him on the mast when they passed by sirens.



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Return to Ithaca


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Reunion of Odysseus and Telemachus


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Penelope Weeping over the Bow of Odysseus


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Protrayal of Odysseus slaying his wife's suitors


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Penelope Awakened by Eurycleia.


Odysseus reunited with penelope
Odysseus reunited with Penelope straight through 12 rings.


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Q&A straight through 12 rings.

  • What’s your reflection toward Odysseus’ wandering story? Any part in the story attracts the most of your attention?

  • Please describe Odysseus' character in terms of the good choices and the poor choices he made.