Twelve feet, deform’d and foul, the fiend dispreads; Six horrid necks she rears, and six terrific heads; Her jaws grin dreadful with three rows of teeth; Jaggy they stand, the gaping den of death; Her parts obscene the raging billows hide; When stung with hunger she embroils the flood. Touch the soft lyre, and tune the vocal lay; The gods allow to hear the dangerous sound.
be the night obey’ 1909–14. "Now heaven gave signs of wrath: along the ground Then Jove in anger bids his thunders roll. Then to my mates I measured back the plain,
Attend my words! Fast by the roarings of the main we place; When she began to suck again, we could see the water all inside whirling round and round, and it made a deafening sound as it broke against the rocks. And all above is sky, and ocean all around; When lo! Deathless the pest! And guide me peaceful to my realms again. The deafen’d ear unlock’d, the chains unbound. Then curious she commands me to relate
We know whate’er the kings of mighty name To take repast, and stills the wordy war.
I then went on board and told my men to loose the ship from her moorings; so they at once got into her, took their places, and began to smite the grey sea with their oars. And verdant leaves the flowery cake supplied. No bird of air, no dove of swiftest wing, Nor trust thy virtue to the enchanting sound. In vain! And looking into the swift ship to find my men, even then I marked their feet and hands as they were lifted on high, and they cried aloud in their agony, and called me by my name for that last time of all. Now round the masts my mates the fetters roll’d, Straight to my anxious thoughts the sound convey’d To mark distinct thy voyage o’er the main: New horrors rise! Enough: in misery can words avail? https://mythopedia.com/greek-mythology/texts/odyssey/book-xii/.
Low through the grove, or touch the flowery plain: By Circe given, and fly the dangerous prey.’.
"I was told all this by Calypso, who said she had heard it from the mouth of Mercury. So pant the wretches struggling in the sky; In the wide dungeon she devours her food. To lend us aid, the gods descend in vain.
Back to the bark I speed along the main. If but to seize thy arms thou make delay, At once six mouths expands, at once six men devours. Till from the waves the AEaean hills arise.
Till Phoebus downward plunged his burning ray; And bound me limb by limb with fold on fold. “For a whole month the wind blew steadily from the South, and there was no other wind, but only South and East. As soon as we were well away from the island, and could see nothing but sky and sea, the son of Saturn raised a black cloud over our ship, and the sea grew dark beneath it. Tears up the deck; then all at once descends:
To Phoebus shrines shall rise, and altars burn. Beeves, slain in heaps, along the ocean bleed.
impenetrably strong! Loud storms around, and mists eternal rise, The song instructs the soul, and charms the ear. And o’er the dungeon cast a dreadful shade; All unsustain’d between the wave and sky.
Hear and obey; if freedom I demand, She drains the ocean with the refluent tides; As long as corn and wine held out the men did not touch the cattle when they were hungry; when, however, they had eaten all there was in the ship, they were forced to go further afield, with hook and line, catching birds, and taking whatever they could lay their hands on; for they were starving.
Not with an arrow from a bow might a man in his strength reach from his hollow ship into that deep cave.
Oh, if thy vessel plough the direful waves, That god who spreads the radiant beams of light, And views wide earth and heaven’s unmeasured height.’. The moon, the stars, the bright ethereal host The silent fisher casts the insidious food, And guard thy various passage through the tide. Warfare, Equipment and Technology in the Roman Army, The Life and Death of Ancient Cities by Greg Woolf, The Julio-Claudian Dynasty (27 BC – 68 AD). Book XII : Odysseus, his passage by the Sirens, and by Scylla and Charybdis. First she said we were to keep clear of the Sirens, who sit and sing most beautifully in a field of flowers; but she said I might hear them myself so long as no one else did. And behold, on the hind part of the ship the mast struck the head of the pilot and brake all the bones of his skull together, and like a diver he dropped down from the deck, and his brave spirit left his bones. “Meantime the goddess our return survey’d She drains the ocean with the refluent tides; The rock re-bellows with a thundering sound; Deep, wondrous deep, below appears the ground. “Then Zeus let fly with his thunderbolts, and the ship went round and round, and was filled with fire and brimstone as the lightning struck it. Will martial flames for ever fire thy mind.
O ever exorcised in care! Approach! Whate'er beneath the sun's bright journey lies. The slippery sides, and shoot into the skies. The ground polluted floats with human gore,
Though gods descend from heaven's aerial plain Indulge the taste, and drain the sparkling bowls;
Bk XII:374-453 Odysseus tells his tale: Punishment from Zeus ‘Now Lampetia of the trailing robes sped swiftly to Helios Hyperion with the news we had killed his cattle, and deeply angered he complained to the immortals: “Father Zeus and you other gods, immortally blessed, take vengeance on the followers of Odysseus , Laertes ’ son. With hands uplifted they attest the skies: To the cold tomb, and dreadful all to tread; As soon as we were well away from the island, and could see nothing but sky and sea, the son of Cronus raised a black cloud over our ship, and the sea grew dark beneath it.
In the meantime I will tell Ulysses about your course, and will explain everything to him so as to prevent your suffering from misadventure either by land or sea.'.
Air thunders, rolls the ocean, groans the ground. This never leaves it, so that the top is never clear not even in summer and early autumn.
Odysseus soon comes to realize that his actions have worn down the patience of the gods. "'Vengeance, ye powers (he cries), and then whose hand
Fate hangs o’er all; on you it lies “‘Come here,’ they sang, ‘renowned Odysseus, honor to the Achaean name, and listen to our two voices. And toss with rising storms the watery way, Though gods descend from heaven’s aerial plain. “Then thus: ‘The lot of man the gods dispose; The joy of earth, the glory of the skies: And the dire passage down to hell descends. All trembling, deafen’d, and aghast we stood! But when Zeus, son of Cronos, had added the seventh day thereto, thereafter the wind ceased to blow with a rushing storm, and at once we climbed the ship and launched into the broad deep, when we had set up the mast and hoisted the white sails. So being much troubled I said to the men, 'My men, I know you are hard pressed, but listen while I tell you the prophecy that Teiresias made me, and how carefully Aeaean Circe warned me to shun the island of the blessed sun-god, for it was here, she said, that our worst danger would lie.
Odysseus clung to a raft he constructed from tying two pieces of his wrecked ship together and in the storm was carried back to Scylla and Charybdis. Firm at the helm I stand, when fierce the main
Why cease ye then to implore the powers above, When at the voice of Jove wild whirlwinds rise, Still must we restless rove, new seas explore, Through tumbling billows and a war of wind.
“To fair Calypso, from the bright abodes. "Hence I was carried along for nine days till on the tenth night the gods stranded me on the Ogygian island, where dwells the great and powerful goddess Calypso. Then she took me by the hand and led me apart from my dear company, and made me to sit down and laid herself at my feet, and asked all my tale.
This dreadful pest! Celestial music warbles from their tongue, Still may thy beams through heaven's bright portal rise,
Meanwhile our good ship quickly came to the island of the Sirens twain, for a gentle breeze sped her on her way.
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