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They are amazed to find that everything seems much larger than they are familiar with - including the sheep. Before departing Hades, the Greeks talk with some of their old war comrades, including Achilles and Ajax.

Adventures of Odysseus Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Aug. 2010 Adventures of Odysseus Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Aug. 2010

One day, near the end of Odysseus’s voyage, the suitors discover Penelope’s ruse and become more dangerously insistent. Circe had warned Odysseus about the Sirens and their song, so his crew put beeswax in their ears to avoid hearing it. This challenge resonates just as powerfully today, rooted not in a particular time or culture but in the human condition itself.He imagines the wonderful welcome he will receive upon his arrival; however his journey home becomes a huge challenging adventure in which he encounters a gruesome cyclops (but luckily escapes his wrath! Greek King who is struggling to make his way home to his family at the end of the Trojan war, he instead finds himself on a ten year journey where he meets the cyclops, Poseidon, and the infamous sirens. TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND AVOID BEING CHARGED, YOU MUST CANCEL BEFORE THE END OF THE FREE TRIAL PERIOD. It is easy to taste the lotus blossoms to feel happy and wish to stay forever, to sit feet of the singing Sirens, and to stay in beauty and luxury with Circe.

Mythology Part 4, Chapter 3— The Adventures of Odysseus Summary Mythology Part 4, Chapter 3— The Adventures of Odysseus Summary

There is a really great gruesome scene in which Odysseus and his men blind the cyclops with a hot sharpened stick of wood, along with lots of more gore fighting which I think will really appeal to boys. I felt as if I was being told a story about Odysseus rather than going on the journey along with him and getting to know and care for him. This book is an adaptation of Homer's Odyssey and when I first started to read it I was a little dubious as I thought it would contain too much detail and be too difficult for the children to follow.

Polyphemus’ father, the god of the sea, Poseidon, then makes it extremely trying for Odysseus and his crew. The authors have kept the violence of the original in place and while not inappropriately graphic at all it certainly is not for the squeamish as the cyclopes bashes a man's brains against a wall then pops him in his mouth, for example. Its a true adventure story, with Odysseus trying to find his way home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan war for 10 years. She then uses her magic to tell them how to get home: they must travel to Hades and speak to the dead prophet Teiresias.

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Note some of the illustrations and content (such as spearing the one-eyed Cyclops, Polyphemus) may unsettle younger readers. Passing the island of the Sirens, the crew plugs their ears with wax, but the insatiably curious Odysseus requests to be tied to the mast with his ears left open. Likewise, Odysseus wishes to hear the Sirens’ song out of curiosity but also out of a desire for pleasure; to attain this wish, he is willing to abandon prudence and to put himself above his fellow sailors.They then pair up for a game of Ancient Greek battleships, where they choose coordinates at which to fire thunderbolts to destroy their opponent’s obstacles. This gorgeously illustrated retelling with lyrical prose is a perfect introduction to The Odyssey for younger readers (upper elementary or middle school) or even an adult to doesn't want to struggle through the original language. We picked this up from the library when we were reading Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy to have the "original" story to read in a shortened format. Circe has also given them another piece of information—that they must not listen to the Sirens, women who lure men to death with singing that makes them forget everything.

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Odysseus and his men charged at the sleeping giant, jabbing a long spiky stick into his eye, blinding him. The next day, Penelope decides to hold a contest: whoever can string Odysseus’s gigantic bow and shoot an arrow through twelve rings can marry her.Once the Cyclops is asleep the crew think of killing him; but Odysseus explains that the rock which blocks the doorway is far too large for them to roll away themselves and that if they kill the Cyclops they will simply die a slow death, trapped in the cave. It's abridged, so some adventures are left out, but I like how most of the quest was told using a frame-story structure. Children must imagine they are Odysseus who is charged with advising other travellers of the dangers of the journey. I love how this abridged version of the Odyssey is pretty simple, but very informative and perfect for the age it is written for. Interesting charge at the end: "Dreams and visions come through two gates: either through a gate of ivory or through a gate of horn.

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