The Odyssey Books 13
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Old swineherd and friend of Odysseus
What does Athena do to Odysseus' appearance after he arrives back on Ithaca?
She changes him into a beggar so he can go unrecognized.
Which god hates Odysseus?
Poseidon, because he blinded Polyphemus.
The goddess who helps Odysseus, and she loves him for his cleverness and sharp mind.
After Odysseus finishes telling King Alcinous his story, he finally goes home to Ithaca. How does he get there?
King Alcinous' men row him home.
How and why does Athena disguise Odysseus?
Athena disguises him as an old, homeless man so he can surprise the suitors at his house.
Why does Athena want Odysseus to visit his old swineherd, Eumaeus?
Athena wants Odysseus to visit Eumaeus to find out what's happening in Odysseus' house, and so Odysseus can see his son, Telemachus.
What three things does Athena tell Telemachus?
1. Go home. (Telemachus had been traveling around, searching for news about his father.)
2. The suitors are planning to kill him.
3. He should stay with Eumaeus for the night.
Odysseus's home and kingdom
One of the things that the Greeks regarded as most offensive to the gods was to
Odysseus and Penelopes' son
The person Odysseus meets first when he returns to Ithaca; it is really Athena.
Turns the Phaeacians' ship into a rock as it is returning to Scheria.
Offers sacrifices to Poseidon so he will not bury Scheria under a mountain according to an old prophecy.
Kidnapped Eumaeus; he was sold as a slave after her death.
Famous sailors and traders who Odysseus claimed had helped him.