Odyssey Project Books 19-20
By: Zach, Danae, and Grayson
Odysseus the Beggar Talks to Penelope
The beggar also tells Penelope that Odysseus is sailing home and could be arriving soon. Penelope becomes very hopefully and tells Eurycleia, a wet nurse, to wash the beggar's feet.
Eurycleia Recognizes Odysseus
Euryclea's eyes between her joy and her grief filled with tears, and she could not speak, but she caught Odysseus by the beard and said, “My dear child, I am sure you must be Odysseus himself, only I did not know you till I had actually touched and handled you.” (Homer pg. 130)
Odysseus Can't Sleep
After hearing this, Odysseus prays. “Father Zeus, since you have seen fit to bring me over land and sea to my own home after all the afflictions you have laid upon me, give me a sign out of the mouth of some one or other of those who are now waking within the house, and let me have another sign of some kind from outside.” (Homer pg. 133)
Both Sides Begin to Plan
A prophet comes to visit Odysseus and Telemachus and explains to them how he sees danger ahead because he visualized lot's of blood and death.