The Odyssey - Books Thirteen and Fourteen – ‘Odysseus Land in Ithaca’ and ‘In Eumaeus’ Hut’ Summary & Analysis

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Odysseus is given more gifts by the Phaeacians and then taken home to Ithaca on one of their ships. He is asleep when they arrive, so they gently lift him from the boat and lay him on the shore with all his gifts around him. They then leave, but Poseidon is angry that they helped Odysseus. As the ship reaches the coast of Phaeacia, Poseidon turns the ship into a rock offshore. The Phaeacians immediately begin trying to placate the god with sacrifices.

Odysseus wakes up, but in the mist he does not recognize where he's at. He thinks that the Phaeacians must have dumped him somewhere far from home. Athene walks up, disguised as a shepherd boy, and Odysseus asks where he is. Athene tells him that this is Ithaca, and Odysseus...

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