Table of Contents
- 1 What did the goddess Circe warn Odysseus about?
- 2 What have Teiresias and Circe told Odysseus about Helios cattle?
- 3 What 3 warnings do Circe and Tiresias give Odysseus?
- 4 What advice does Circe give Odysseus when he returns from the underworld?
- 5 What is the conflict between Odysseus and Circe?
- 6 What does Circe caution Odysseus against doing and why?
- 7 What does Circe warn Odysseus of before they embark on the journey?
- 8 What does Tiresias say to Odysseus in the Odyssey?
What did the goddess Circe warn Odysseus about?
Circe warns Odysseus that the Sirens, which are crying beauties who bewitch men, are in his ship’s path. Circe warns Odysseus that he will not see Penelope or Telemachus ever again if he listens to the sound of the Sirens. In order to make it past the Sirens, Odysseus must plug the ears of his men.
What warning does Tiresias give Odysseus?
What directions and warnings does Tiresias give? He tells odysseus to not have him or his crew to disturb the cattle of Helios. Then when he gets home, men will be invading his home and he has to kill them.
What have Teiresias and Circe told Odysseus about Helios cattle?
A Warning About Helios’ Cows Circe sends Odysseus to the Underworld to speak with the blind prophet Teiresias. He informs Odysseus that so long as no one harms Helios’ cattle, he and his men will return home safely. If Odysseus or his crew harm the cattle, his ship will be destroyed, and his men will perish.
Why did Circe help Odysseus?
Circe helps Odysseus by telling him how to get home and what will happen at each island. She tells him he will come to the island of sirens (p. Odysseus takes the advice about Scylla to just flee Scylla even if she takes his men, he must not fight back.
What 3 warnings do Circe and Tiresias give Odysseus?
In particular, Tiresias warns Odysseus about the cattle of Helios, who graze on the island of Thrinicia. Tiresias warns that should the cattle come to harm, Odysseus’s ship and crew would be destroyed, and even should Odysseus survive the destruction, he would “come home late / and come a broken man.” (253).
How does Circe both hinder and help Odysseus cite evidence from the text?
How does Circe both hinder and help Odysseus? Circe hinders Odysseus by turning his men into swine. She helps him by telling him he must go see Tiresias, a blind prophet of Thebes, in the land of the dead. She also warns Odysseus of the Sirens and sea monsters.
What advice does Circe give Odysseus when he returns from the underworld?
Circe advises Odysseus to hug the cliff of Scylla and sacrifice six men rather than risk losing his whole ship to Charybdis.
What simple rule did Teiresias give to Odysseus about the souls?
What simple rule did Teiresias give to Odysseus about the souls? Keep them away from the blood, and they will approach him with truths. Do not tell them his name, or any of his crew members’ names because they might haunt them.
What is the conflict between Odysseus and Circe?
Odysseus makes a deal with her so that his men will go free he has to go to bed with her. After that he finds himself not wanting to leave but his crew makes him. The first conflict is that Circe turns the men into animals. The next conflict is that Odysseus does not want to leave the island but his men do.
How does Circe both hinder and help Odysseus?
What does Circe caution Odysseus against doing and why?
In lines 72-85: What does Circe caution Odysseus against doing, and why? What warning does Circe give Odysseus about the island of Thrinacia? Warns the men to not slaughter the cattle because Helios is the god of the sun who sees everything and will find out that his cattle have been slaughtered, and he will kill them.
WHO warned Odysseus about Circe?
When his men finally persuade him to continue the voyage homeward, Odysseus asks Circe for the way back to Ithaca. She replies he must sail to Hades, the realm of the dead, to speak with the spirit of Tiresias, a blind prophet who will tell him how to get home.
What does Circe warn Odysseus of before they embark on the journey?
Educators go through a rigorous application process, and every answer they submit is reviewed by our in-house editorial team. Circe warns Odysseus that their journey will only be able to continue if they go to the halls of Hades, where he must consult with the spirit of Teiresias of Thebes.
What does Teiresias tell Odysseus about the cattle?
Teiresias warns the hero and his crew that they must deny their greed and hunger when they encounter the sacred cattle of Helios, the Sun god. However, he tells Odysseus that if any of his crew touch the cattle, their ship is sure to be destroyed, and all those who participate are certain to die.
What does Tiresias say to Odysseus in the Odyssey?
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 happens to Odysseus and his crew at Thrinacia?
Odysseus and his crew arrive at Thrinacia after passing Scylla and Charybdis. In punishment, when they finally sail away from the island, Helios successfully pleads to Zeus to send a thunderbolt at their ship, killing all the men except Odysseus. Why is Tiresias important in the Odyssey?