The Odyssey Books 3-8
By: Danae, Grayson, and Zach
Telemachus Visits Pylos
Telemachus Talks to Menelaus
Odysseus leaves Calypso's Island
Hermes is sent to go get Odysseus from Calypso's island. Calypso doesn’t have a choice in letting Odysseus go because Zeus orders her to. Calypso gives up Odysseus, but he has to build a raft on his own. Odysseus begins to sail the sea, but Poseidon won’t give him up that easy. He creates a storm that destroys the raft. From the help of Athena and a sea nymph, he ends up on the shore of Scheria. He hides and then falls asleep.
“Hermes, you are our messenger, go therefore and tell Calypso we have decreed that poor Odysseus is to return home." (Homer pg. 34)
Odysseus Meets the Phaeacians
The king and queen welcome him in to their kingdom and feed him and make sure is comfortable before questioning him.