Book Poseidon is away from Olympus, Penelope

Book ReportThe Tale of Troy was written by Padraic Colum, it has 132 pages, and takes place in the ancient islands of Greece.

The Tale of Troy is a fiction story.Even though Athena and Poseidon helped the Greeks during the Trojan War, Athena turns against the Greeks and convinces Poseidon to do the same. The Greeks are hit by storms on the way home and many ships are destroyed and the fleet is scattered.

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The war and his troubles at sea keep Odysseus away from Ithaka, for twenty years. While he was gone, his son, Telemachus, has grown into a man, and his wife, Penelope, is overwhelmed by wooers who think Odysseus is dead. While Poseidon is away from Olympus, Penelope convinces the other gods to help Odysseus return home.

In disguise in Ithaka, she convinces Telemachus to look for his father. Telemachus goes to Pylos and finds out that Odysseus is being held prisoner by Calypso.Zeus orders that Odysseus be allowed to go home so he leaves on a raft.When he is almost home, Poseidon sees him and sends a storm that sinks his raft.Ino helps Odysseus by giving him her veil which protects him from any harm in the water.

After two days of swimming, Odysseus reaches the Phaeacians and their kind king, Alcinoüs. The king’s daughter, Nausicaä, finds Odysseus and takes him to the king. Odysseus tells how he and his crew first saw the Lotus-Eaters, then they docked in front of a cave to search for food. There is wine, food, and pens full of sheep in the cave, but the cave’s owner, the giant Cyclops Polyphemus, comes back and seals the cave with a giant boulder.Odysseus planned to escape by giving Polyphemus wine until he passed out.The men poke out the monster’s only eye. Polyphemus can’t.

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