Mythology - Part Four. The Adventures of Odysseus Summary & Analysis

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Odysseus' adventures were not over when the Trojan War came to an end. His journey home to Ithaca took him ten years, facing many fierce monsters and dangerous people along the way. When he blinded the Cyclops he angered the monster's father, Poseidon. The god sent a storm that blew him far off course. Odysseus and his men faced man-eating monsters and strange magic, losing all but one ship on the way. On Circe's island the men were turned into pigs. Odysseus rescued them, before visiting the dead prophet Tieresias in the underworld. After killing some of the Sun-god's cattle, all of Odysseus' men were punished, drowning in a storm. Odysseus alone survived, washed up on the shore of the island of Calypso, a sea-nymph who kept him captive for years. Finally, he was released...

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