So My question for you this week is. How would you react if you cam home from work and a group of “suitors” (Men or Women) were after your spouse. Would you respond like Odysseus?
This is a simple yet hard question. One never knows what they would do in that situation, you can only guess. It could be different every time. So I’m just going to say what I think I would do. Would I do some of these things…probably not but it would run through my mind.
First off if I seen a group of women herding around my man I would see green. Who do these hussy think they are? I would be like Odysseus and watch how they act, get to know their weaknesses. Also I would like to see how my husband is reacting to all the attention. If he proves trustworthy then phase 2 would come into affect.
Now that I know I can trust my husband, I’m not going to try and kill the women….because well I don’t want to go to JAIL. I see why Odysseus killed them, but I’m not a killer. Well I’ll kill cockroaches…when I’m not to terrified of them. Anyways I would try to RUIN them. Make sure no one will ever want them. Will I make my presence known? Psh, No I’m going to act like it wasn’t me. I ‘m will be there worst nightmare and they will think twice about moving in on someone’s man.
So I wouldn’t go to the extremes of killing them. No I would just sit back and relax and watch them all fall in my traps. MUAHAHAHA
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
When Odysseus arrives back at Ithca, Athena disguises him as an old beggar. He goes to the swineherd, Eumaeus and is received with kindness. He lets Odysseus stay at his house and feeds and clothes him. He even gives him the best part of the pig he kills, which is the loin. He then goes on to tell him of all of what happening around Ithaca, even though he has no idea who Odysseus is. Odysseus tells him he wants to meet the queen and beg for a place to stay and tell her of his news of Odysseus. At first Eumaeus is hesitant because of the suitors but then help him enter the palace.
From what I’ve read it is a custom to treat the guest as kings or queens and that just what Eumaeus does, but I think its more to do with Eumaeus as a character since he was treated with kindness when Odysseus father bought him. He is just trying to repay the favor. Now if everyone was a generous as Eumaeus…
Odysseus knew that is he didn’t come up with a plan that him and all of his crew would be dead. So with his quick mind he formed a plan. He decided to tell Polyphemus that his ship was wrecked so the cyclops wouldn’t look for it and then preceded to tell him that his name was nobody in case they came to blows. Why is that important what would you do if someone yelled “Nobody is hurting me”! Yeah you wouldn’t think anything of it and that’s what Odysseus wanted. He then offered him wine and not watered down win but the strong stuff. and when he passed put they stabbed him in the eye. Now to escape the cave (this is the best part) they hid underneath the sheep that Polyphemus had. How smart is that. No one is going to look under a sheep for a man. Odysseus had a quick and intelligent mind. It’s no wonder that he is still alive.
BUT everyone has flaws and Odysseus has to much pride and honor. He tricked a cyclops and he was high on power. So what does he do. He taunts Polyphemus and gets a piece of rock throw at them causing them to almost crash back on land. Then Polyphemus, whose father is Poseidon curses Odysseus to lose all his man and so forth.
This just goes to show that even the brightest bulb in the pack has its dull days…..did that makes sense. lol
I’m not really sure if I can pick between Artemis and Athena. I really like both but my opinions on them are only from books that I read (Percy Jackson anyone). So let’s find out more about them, shall we. First let’s have Athena, Goddess of War & Wisdom.
Athena has always appealed to me. Who wouldn’t want to have all that wisdom. She is like a role model really. To be smart and brave. She is the goddess of was as well, you know. From the Percy Jackson series that I read she always had a plan. I don’t even know what day it is sometimes. It would be major cool if I could be like her, but on the other hand there is Artemis, the goddess of the hunt & moon.
I didn’t really learn about Artemis until I read the Percy Jackson series. Which is unfortunate because I really like her. Although she know for being the goddess of the Hunt and Moon there are other things that people associate with her, like Wilderness, Childbirth, virginity, and protector of young girls. So why do I like her? She sticks to her morals and herself. She protects young girl and others. Plus, she has a bow and arrow. 😀 Which is pretty awesome. When I read about her I wanted to be that free and do what I want to do not what others want. She just fascinates me and I just love to be her for a day to see how it was.
So who am I going to pick? It’s a very hard decision but I really like Artemis better than Athena. Gosh that was a hard decision, but anyways I love them both.
Who is your favorite Greek God or Goddess and why are they your favorite?
My favorite nursery rhyme (the only one I can remember) is ……..
Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all
If you have a favorite, leave a comment below.