How does Athena reveal Odysseus to his son?
How does Athena alter Odysseus’ appearance before he reveals himself to Telemachus? Before Odysseus reveals himself to his son, Athena makes him young again, turning his gray beard brown again and rejuvenating him.
How did Athena change Odysseus?
Athena, the daughter of Zeus has a large role in controlling Odysseus’s fate. After observing her rather spotty appearances through out the Odyssey, it seems that she presents herself at times to help Odysseus, such as saving him from drowning after Zeus struck down his ship.
How does Athena change Odysseus when he first arrives in Ithaca?
Athena has provided a mist to cover the land so that she can privately alter Odysseus’ appearance and help him hide his treasure. Athena turns the hero into an old beggar, even going so far as to shrivel his skin, remove the “russet curls” (13.456) from his head, and dim the fire in his eyes.
What does Athena do for Odysseus before he reunites with his wife?
Athena. What does Athena tell Odysseus to do? She tells him to no longer disguise himself to Telemachus and make a plan to kill the suitors with him.
How does Athena disguise Odysseus to allow him to enter his home?
When Odysseus arrives in Ithaca, what advice does Athena give him, and why? Athena advises him to go disguised as a beggar because his home is full of enemies.
Who does Athena disguise herself as in Book 6?
What kind of disguise does Athena give Odysseus and where does she tell him to go?
Alcinous provides Odysseus with gifts and a ship and crew to return to Ithaca. Odysseus is carried, sleeping, to the shore. The Phaeacians receive Poseidon’s wrath on their return voyage. Athena appears to Odysseus and instructs him to disguise himself as a beggar.
Why do the suitors look down on Odysseus when he first appears?
Why do the suitors look down on Odysseus? Because he look like a beggar and they don’t know it’s him. How will Penelope decided who she will marry? By testing each man to see if they could string a bow and shoot an arrow through 12 axe handles.
Why did Odysseus hide his tears upon seeing Argus?
Why does he hide his tear from Eumaeus? Odysseus feels bad about what became of his dog and he hides his tear to keep it together and not seem weak. Briefly summarize what Eumaeus says happened to the dog and his owner. The owner and dog were a hunting pair and the owner died abroad.
What does Penelope do to avoid marrying the suitors?
Penelope stalls the suitors for three years by saying that she would marry when she is finished weaving a shroud for Odysseus’s family. She would weave during the day and undo her work at night, so she would never finish.
Why does the beggar tell Penelope it will make him to talk about himself?
2. Why does the beggar tell Penelope it will make him sad to talk about himself? The beggar says that he will be recalling pain and it will make him cry in someone else’s house.
Who are the two leading suitors?
Antinous and Eurymachus The two leading suitors, they differ in that Antinous is more physically aggressive while Eurymachus is a smooth talker. Eupithes Father of Antinous, he leads the suitors’ families and friends who seek revenge for the slaughter and is killed by Laertes.
What did Penelope tell Eurycleia?
To assure herself of Odysseus’ identity, Penelope tests him. As he listens, she asks Eurycleia to move the bedstead out of the couple’s chamber and spread it with blankets. The king himself had carved the bed as a young man, shaping it out of a living olive tree that grew in the courtyard of the palace.
What secret finally convinces Penelope that Odysseus is really himself?
A swallow. What finally convinces Penelope that Odysseus is her husband? He is able to describe in detail how he made the bed.