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How does Odysseus get to the land of the dead?
Last Updated: 27th May, 2021
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Herein, what happens to Odysseus in the land of the dead?
than rule down here over all the breathless dead. Odysseus travels to the River of Ocean in the land of the Cimmerians. There he pours libations and performs sacrifices as Circe earlier instructs him to do to attract the souls of the dead. He begs Odysseus to return to Circe's island and give his body a proper burial.
One may also ask, how long was Odysseus in the land of the dead? Aeolus casts them out, having decided that they are detested by the gods. They sail for seven days and arrive in the land of the Laestrygonians,47 a race of cannibals. These creatures destroy all of Odysseus' ships except the one he is sailing in.
Also to know, why does Odysseus go to the land of the dead quizlet?
Because the crew left his body unburied and he wants them to go back and give him a proper burial by cremation with all of his armor on so he is buried with honor. In line 34 Elpenor uses an epithet to describe Odysseus.
What did Odysseus sacrifice in the land of the dead?
Odysseus sacrifices the ram and ewe according to Circe's instructions while in Hades in order to attract Tiresias, the blind prophet. By drinking the blood of the sacrifice the dead shades are reanimated and able to communicate with the living.