Chapters 3-8 Project-The Odyssey
By: Lauren Ashley
Summary of Chapters 3-8
- Telemachus sails and arrives at Pylos, the land of King Nestor.
- Telemachus finds out that King Nestor knows and is good friends with Odysseus.
- Nestor sends Telemachus and Athena (disguised as Nestor) to Sparta.
- Menelaus, King of Sparta, praises Odysseus, and Telemachus cries.
- The King tells Telemachus that they heard Odysseus is alive and living with the nymph, Calypso.
- Athena pleads to the Gods to release Odysseus from being held captive by Calypso
- Zeus sends Hermes to release Odysseus from Calypso, and he is released.
- Poseidon is mad at Odysseus and sends a storm to destroy his raft when he tries to leave.
- Odysseus washes up on the island of Sheria, home of the Phaecians.
- Odysseus wakes up and some local girls help him into town.
- Odysseus meets the King and Queen of Sheria and tells them stories from fighting in the Trojan war. (cyclops)
(Picture-Calypso is trying to convince Odysseus to stay with her by promising him immortality.)
Telemachus: Odysseus's son, sets out on journey to find father
Athena: Daughter of Zeus, Goddess of Wisdom, helps Odysseus
Poseidon: King of the Sea, does not like Odysseus and tries to kill him with a storm
Menelaus: King of Sparta, husband of Helen of Troy, friends with Odysseus
Nestor: King of Pylos
Calypso: Nymph that held Odysseus captive on an island for 7 years in hopes of marrying him
Hermes: Greek messenger god, tells Calypso to release Odysseus by order of Zeus and request by Athena
Alcinous: King of Sheria (Phacians) Generous and kind, listens to Odysseus's battle stories over a feast
Arete: Queen of Sheria (Phacians) Generous and kind, listens to Odysseus's battle stories over a feast
Nausicaa: Princess of Sheria (Phacians) Finds Odysseus washed ashore and helps him into town to meet the king and queen (her parents).
2. "I long for home, long for the sight of home. If any god has marked me out again for shipwreck, my tough heart can undergo it. What hardship have I not long since endured at sea, in battle! Let the trial come." -Book 5
3. "Little one, could you take me to the house of that Alkinous, king among these people? You see, I am a poor old stranger here; my home is far away; here there is no one known to me, in countryside of city." -Book 8