Poseidon And Ogygia In The Odyssey

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In the odyssey, the three most important parts of the epic would most likely be Ithaca, Pylos, and Ogygia. Ithaca is the home of Odysseus and his family and how he made it home there by the longest route ever. Pylos is crucial because it is the first place Telemachus travels in his search for news of his father. And Ogygia, would be Kalypso’s island, where Odysseus is held for seven years. Ithaca dates its earliest inhabitation back to at least 3000 BC. Ithaca, the island that Odysseus try so hard to reach his wife and child and also that has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium BC in located in Greece the region of Ionians island. Since antiquity, Ithaca has been identified as the home of the mythological hero Odysseus. It may have been the capital of Cephalonia during the Mycenaean period, and the capital-state of the…show more content…
Poseidon and Odysseus are the most noticeable representatives of the theme of vengeance. In order to escape from the cave of the Cyclops (Polyphemus), Odysseus blinds the one-eyed giant (Book 9). Unfortunately, the Cyclops is the sea god Poseidon's son; Odysseus has engaged a formidable enemy. Poseidon can't kill Odysseus because the Fates have determined that he will make it home. However, the sea god can help to fulfill his son's wish that Odysseus should arrive in Ithaca late, broken, and alone, his shipmates lost, and his household in trash. In one of the more part of the epic, Poseidon takes his frustration out on the Phaeacians whose only offense is following their tradition of hospitality by sailing Odysseus home. The Odyssey contains the theme of appearance versus reality is at the core of the relationship between Athena and Odysseus. Athena is the maven of makeovers. Her most memorable illusions in The Odyssey are disguises for herself or Odysseus. At the beginning of the epic, she appears to Telemachus as Mentes, king of the Taphians, an old friend of his father who has just stopped to visit in

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