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What must happen for Odysseus to appease Poseidon?
When a man would say that he had a winnowing-fan on his shoulder, he was to plant the oar in the ground and offer a sacrifice to Poseidon and all the gods. Odysseus appeased Poseidon and lived out his life in Ithaca.
Why was Odysseus cursed by Poseidon?
In order to seek shelter, Odysseus and his crew were shipwrecked on a mysterious island. When he fell asleep, Odysseus blinded him before he and his remaining crew members snuck out. Poseidon was justifiably not happy to learn that his son had suffered in this way, which made him hate Odysseus even more.
What does Odysseus say to make Achilles proud?
One must always keep oneself partially hidden. Get the entire The Odyssey LitChart as a printable PDF. Next Odysseus talked to Achilles, who said that he would rather be a slave on earth than a king in the land of the dead. Odysseus told him that his son , acted very bravely and killed many men, which pleased Achilles.
How does Odysseus make amends with Poseidon?
He returns to Circe’s house to bury Elpenor. What does Odysseus do after leaving the House of Death? He warns him about the Island of Thrinacia, what he must do in order to make amends with Poseidon, the way he dies, the suitors who are lingering in his house, and the future sufferings in his journey.
How does Poseidon make Odysseus?
Although he cannot kill Odysseus, as it is his destiny to return home, he makes every effort to make Odysseus suffer. Odysseus earned Poseidon’s wrath by blinding Polyphemus. When Odysseus set sail away from Calypso’s island, Poseidon spotted him and caused him to become shipwrecked.
How did Odysseus make Poseidon mad?
Odysseus earned Poseidon’s wrath by blinding Polyphemus. As Odysseus was leaving the island of the Cyclops behind, he mocked and talked down on Polyphemus and accused him of being impious. Polyphemus exclaimed that he was the son of Poseidon, yet Odysseus did not believe him.
What is Tiresias prophecy for Odysseus?
In The Odyssey Odysseus is warned by the blind prophet Tiresias that all of the sacred cattle of the Sun God Helios should be left alone. Tiresias says that the cattle should be avoided at whatever cost, and that if they are not, the men will all meet their doom.
What does Odysseus have to provide for the dead before they can talk to him?
Odysseus travels to the Land of the Dead to speak with the prophet Tiresias. When he gets there, he makes a blood sacrifice so that the spirits of the dead will emerge from the depths of Hades. One of the first spirits he speaks to is Elpenor, who begs him…
What must Odysseus vow and then sacrifice in order to assuage the nations of the dead?
Odysseus pledges to slaughter his best hiefer for the dead when he arrives home. He also swears to sacrifice a black lamb for Tiresias.
What are the rites Odysseus must perform to conjure up the spirits in the land of the dead?
What ritual does Odysseus perform in order to meet those in the Underworld? Makes offerings, gather shades of the dead to drink blood.