The 20odyssey  201996

An Accordance of Events in the Odyssey

  • Trojan War

    Trojan War
  • Odysseus and the Cicones

    Odysseus and the Cicones
    From Troy, the winds sweep him and his men to Ismarus, city of the Cicones. The men plunder the land and, overwelmed by greed, stay until the reinforced ranks of the Cicones turn and attack. Odysseus and his crew finally are able to escape, having lost six men per ship.
  • Lotus Eaters

    Lotus Eaters
    The Lotus Eaters were a race of people from an island dominated by "lotus" plants. The lotus fruits and flowers were the primary food of the island and were narcotic and addictive, Causing the people to sleep in peaceful apathy.
  • Cyclops or Polythemus

    Cyclops or Polythemus
    Odysseus is trapped with his men in the home of a giant cypclops. After slaying the cyclops with trickery, do the finally escape.
  • Aeolus

    Upon leaving, the wind-god gave Odysseus a bag made of ox-hide, trapping all the strong winds within. Aeolus warned Odysseus not to open the bag. As Odysseus was resting, the greedy crew opened the bag and were blown back to Aeolia and refused help.
  • Ithaca

    Odysseus first return home.
  • laestrygones and Circe

    laestrygones and Circe
    a tribe of man-eating giants hurls boulders at Odysseus and his crew. After landing upon Circe's Island she turns them into pigs and keeps Odysseus captive.
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    Trapped on Circe's Island

  • Land of the Dead

    Land of the Dead
    Odysseus was then sent to the Land of the Dead. Here Odyssues had to sacrifice a ram and a black ewe it was the blood of these animals that attracted the dead and the blind prophet Tiresias.
  • Back to Circe

    Back to Circe
  • Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis

    Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis
    Odysseus, as instructed by Circe, plugs his men’s ears with beeswax and has them bind him to the mast of the ship. He alone hears their song. He then encounters Scylla and Charybdis.
  • Helios, Helios's Cattle and Zeus's bolt

    Helios, Helios's Cattle and Zeus's bolt
    After warning upon warning from different charcters to NOT eat Helios's cattle, the men go ahead anyway and the God's are displeased. To get even, Zeus strikes Odyesseus's boat with a powerful lightning bolt.
  • Calypso

    The beautiful nymph Calypso, possessed by love for him, has imprisoned him on her island, Ogygia for 7 years.
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    Trapped with Calypso

  • Leaves Ogygia

    Leaves Ogygia
    After seven years on the island called Ogygia, Calypso releases Odysseus and sends him on his way home on a boat.
  • Penelope's Suitors

    Penelope's Suitors
    Odysseus alongside with his son Telemachus slays all of the suitors and whisks Penelope off her feet.