Table of Contents
- 1 In what ways is Circe a danger to Odysseus?
- 2 In what ways is Circe a danger to Odysseus and his men is she more or less dangerous than the Cyclops support your opinion with evidence from the text?
- 3 What lesson does Odysseus learn from Circe?
- 4 Does Odysseus cheat on Penelope?
- 5 Was Circe beautiful?
- 6 Who is God of Thieves?
- 7 How did Odysseus get Circe to fall for him?
- 8 What did Hermes give Odysseus to keep him safe?
In what ways is Circe a danger to Odysseus?
Circe is a danger to Odysseus and his men because she is a sorceress who drugs men and changes them in to animals. In the Odyssey, some of Odysseus’s crew find Circe’s mansion hidden in the woods and are given a delicious meal that has been drugged; after, she turns them all into pigs.
In what ways is Circe a danger to Odysseus and his men is she more or less dangerous than the Cyclops support your opinion with evidence from the text?
Support your opinion with evidence from the epic. Circe is a danger to Odysseus and his men because she is a goddes who is known as a witch, she knows magic, and she is also cunning. This makes her more dangerous than the cyclops. In the Epic she welcomed everyone, but once they drank her wine they turned into pigs.
What fear does Circe represent in the Odyssey?
Because Circe succeeds in distracting Odysseus from his quest, she can be seen as representing the dangers of excess comfort and pleasure.
Why did Circe turn them into pigs?
Miller said she novelized the story of Circe, a witch from The Odyssey who turns men into pigs, because she wanted more freedom to explore the character.
What lesson does Odysseus learn from Circe?
In this journey, Odysseus learns several life lessons that applied to our lives. At one time in our lives, Odysseus and I have learned how vital using self-control can be. When Odysseus wanted to listen to the Sirens after the goddess Circe told him he shouldn’t, that was a lack of self-control on his part.
Does Odysseus cheat on Penelope?
When Odysseus left Ithaca for the Trojan war he was married to Penelope. After that Odysseus traveled to Calypso’s island. Not only did he cheat with Calypso in addition to Circe, but he stayed on her island for seven years until Zeus ordered her to release him.
What does the Cyclops ask for in his prayer to Poseidon?
This is to ensure that Poseidon’s curse falls precisely on the right man. After Odysseus and his men trick and then blind the Cyclops Polyphemus, he prays to his father, Poseidon, the god of the sea and earthquakes, and asks him to put a curse on Odysseus and his men.
Did Circe turn human?
The daughter of Helios and Perse, Circe was a powerful enchantress versatile in the arts of herbs and potions and capable of turning human beings into animals. She did just that to Odysseus’ sailors when they reached her dwelling place, the secluded island of Aeaea.
Was Circe beautiful?
In Homer’s Odyssey, an 8th-century BC sequel to his Trojan War epic Iliad, Circe is initially described as a beautiful goddess living in a palace isolated in the midst of a dense wood on her island of Aeaea. Around her home prowl strangely docile lions and wolves.
Who is God of Thieves?
Mercury, Latin Mercurius, in Roman religion, god of shopkeepers and merchants, travelers and transporters of goods, and thieves and tricksters. He is commonly identified with the Greek Hermes, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods.
What is the main point of the story of Circe?
Despised by her divine family, Circe discovers her powers of sorcery when she turns a human fisherman into a god. When he spurns her for another nymph, Scylla, Circe transforms her rival into a horrific sea monster who becomes the sourge of all sailors – an act that will haunt Circe for the rest of her life.
Does Circe fall in love with Odysseus?
The daughter of Helios and Perse, Circe was a powerful enchantress versatile in the arts of herbs and potions and capable of turning human beings into animals. Odysseus, however, managed to trick her with the help of Hermes and, instead of becoming an animal, he became her lover for a year.
How did Odysseus get Circe to fall for him?
Odysseus then went to Circe and drank of the drugged wine. It did not affect him and he forced her to swear not to try to harm him again. The two of them ended up sleeping together and Circe falls for Odysseus. When Odysseus continues not to trust her, she turns his men back into men because she wants him to approve of her.
What did Hermes give Odysseus to keep him safe?
Hermes gave Odysseus a plant that would keep him safe from the drugged wine. Odysseus then went to Circe and drank of the drugged wine. It did not affect him and he forced her to swear not to try to harm him again.
When did Odysseus and Circe land on Aiaia?
Circe by Wright Barker, 1889. After a brief encounter with the cannibalistic Laistrygonians, a parallel to the cyclops though this time much more deadly, Odysseus and his remaining ship land on Aiaia, home of Circe.
Why was eurylokhos able to escape from Odysseus?
It’s as if the beasts had partaken of the lotos and forgotten their fiercer natures; they have fed, in Odysseus’ words, on a “drug of evil” that caused them to become tame and without purpose. This fact should have been a hint to Odysseus’ men, yet only Eurylokhos is able to escape and report back to Odysseus.