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SLIDE men. Odysseus gives Polyphemus an intoxicating

SLIDE 1 (the one with our names)Our story begins when Odysseus leaves Ithaca, his home, to fight in the Trojan War in Troy. Although he does not want to fight, as a general he is summoned to do so. SLIDE 2The war ends in the 12th or 13th century, the Greeks win, and Odysseus leaves Troy to go back home with his army. Before this journey home, they want to rest and get ready for the long journey ahead of them, so they travel to the the Cicones Island. The stay of Odysseus and his crew upsets Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon, and the god of the sea. TRANSITIONAs a punishment, Odysseus and his crew are sent to wander in the oceans before arriving to the Island of the Lotus eaters: the island Polyphemus sends them to.SLIDE 3When Odysseus and his men arrive at the Island of the Lotus Eaters, Odysseus’s men are starving. In search of food, the natives give the crew lotus flowers. What the crew doesn’t know is that the lotus flowers make the consumer want to stay at the Island of the Lotus Eaters. Thankfully, only three of Odysseus’s men eat the flower, so Odysseus still has many men to take home.SLIDE 4 Polyphemus catches Odysseus and other men during their sneaky escape. The crew must now come up with a way to stall Polyphemus before he eats Odysseus and his men. Odysseus gives Polyphemus an intoxicating wine and then kills him with a wooden stake. Odysseus has been haunted by the wrath of Poseidon, and has finally killed his son.SLIDE 5Odysseus stops at Aiolia, (Aeolus is the God of the winds). Aeolus, the god of the winds gave Odysseus and his crew shelter for a month and provided them with help. Aeolus gives Odysseus a bag of stormy winds and the safe west wind, however, Odysseus’s men think Aeolus has granted them a bag of silver and gold.TRANSITIONAfter their stop at Aiola, Odysseus and his crew depart, and when they had Ithaca, home on their sight, Odysseus crew rips the bag with the good winds making them end up in another Island.SLIDE 6They came to Telepylos, the land of the Laestrygonians. The people attacked the fleet killing hundreds of Odysseus’s and only one of the ships was saved. Odysseus and other man who weren’t killed row away from Telepylos. TRANSITIONSLIDE 7Odysseus visited the witch-goddess Circe, who transformed his crew into pigs. Hermes helped/warned Odysseus about Circe and gave him a drug called moly. Odysseus resisted the powers and was Circe’s lover, so she agreed to change his men back to their natural form in exchange for Odysseus’ love. They lived in luxury for a year.

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