FC: The Odyssey
1: The Trojan War has just ended and Odysseus and his men are getting ready to set sail from Troy.
2: Upon the tenth day, they came to the coastline of the Lotus Eaters.
3: In the next land that they found were Cyclopes. Here they were encountered by a prodigious man, Cyclops.
4: After opening a bag a wind and sailing for seven days; they arrived in the land of the Laestrygonians, a race of cannibals.
5: They reached Aeaea, the island ruled by Circe, and Odysseus was told that he must visit Hades, and consult the blind prophet in order to return home.
6: Now, Odysseus and his men must resist the temptation of the singing sirens, who will try to lure them to destruction.
7: Next, they faced the sea monster Scylla....who manages to whisk six of the men from the ship.
8: There was a nearby whirlpool named Charybdis, that the men had to escape.
9: The men offered the cattle as a sacrifice to the gods. Odysseus prayed to Zeus.
10: Odysseus' ship is destroyed by Zeus, killing all of his men. Odysseus returned to Ithaca alone.
11: Ashbrook High School English 9 Fall 2009