Carswell Odyssey

Timeline created by MauriceCarswell2
  • 2,020 BCE

    Helios ‘ Cattle Analysis

    Helios ‘ Cattle Analysis
    I think that Helios was angry and wanted some kind of revenge. I say that because he sent Zeus and some other gods to punish Odysseus and his crew. I also think that Odysseus was not prepared for what was going to happen because usually if you know something bad is going to happen you would try to avoid it or fight back. I learned that you have to be prepared at all times because you never know what is going to happen.
  • 2,011 BCE

    Suitors/Home summary

    Suitors/Home summary
    The suitors warm and grease the bow to make it supple, but one by one they all try and fail. Meanwhile, Odysseus follows Eumaeus and Philoetius outside. He assures himself of their loyalty and then reveals his identity to them by means of the scar on his foot. For the home summary Odysseus returned to Aeaea where he had buried Elpanor and spent one last night with Circe. She had described the obstacles that he will face on his voyage home and tells him how he should negotiate with them.
  • 2,002 BCE

    Suitors/ Home Analysis

    Suitors/ Home Analysis
    I think that nobody was able to shoot a bow and arrow like Odysseus which is why Penelope announced that she would marry the person who did make the shot. While Odysseus had a long absence, suitors took up the residence in Odysseus home and vied for Penelope hand in marriage because of her being attractive and possessing great wealth. Something that I learned was Odysseus had killed the suitors, and Athena had joined so that they can end the battle
  • 1,999 BCE

    Cyclops Summary

    Cyclops Summary
    Odysseus and his men then sail through the murky night to the land of the Cyclopes, a rough and uncivilized race of one-eyed giants. The one eyed giants were lawless, and ate humans when they were available. After making a meal of wild goats captured on an island offshore, they cross to the mainland. After eating a nice meal and having something to drink they had fell asleep. The cave's inhabitant soon returns and it is the Cyclops Polyphemus, who is the son of Poseidon.
  • 1,999 BCE

    Bag of Winds Analysis

    Bag of Winds Analysis
    I think that for Odysseus men to open the bag even though Odysseus told them not to shows that they aren’t strong willed and they don’t take orders. I think that because they opened the bag thinking that gold and silver was inside in the bag, but they still went behind their leaders orders to do so. I learned that Odysseus is a true leader because even after his men open the bag and caused them to kind of fly away he still put his men before him and had a plan to get thing done for his team.
  • 1,999 BCE

    Syclla and Charybdis Analysis

    Syclla and Charybdis Analysis
    I think that Odysseus had made a bad order. I think this because he told his men to avoid Charybdis which made them pass Scylla which had caused them to did. I feel like he put his crew in danger when they avoided Charybdis because it led to them dying and him being stranded on a raft. Then this I learned that sometimes Odysseus makes the right decision, but sometime he doesn’t. Nobody’s perfect !
  • 1,998 BCE

    Bag of Winds Summary

    Bag of Winds Summary
    In the Odyssey Aeolus gave Odysseus a favourable wind and a bag in which the unfavourable winds were confined. Odysseus' companions opened the bag even though Odysseus had told them no to. The winds escaped and quickly drove them back to the island which they were not supposed to be. Although, he appears as a human in Homer, Aeolus later was described as a minor god.
  • 1,997 BCE

    Lotus Eaters Analysis

    Lotus Eaters Analysis
    From this I learned when you start doing something, at times it may be hard to stop. I saw this from when it said once they ate one poisonous fruit they kept on eating it which proves it may be satisfying. From the summary it tells me that Odysseus men may have been hungry because their boat was swept away for nine days before finally coming to land. To me if you have been gone for nine days it more than likely that you are hungry which is why the continued to eat the fruit.
  • 1,997 BCE

    Cyclops Analysis

    Cyclops Analysis
    I think that for Odyssey to travel to the land or Cyclops they must not be worried about the cyclops harming them. I think that because. If you know that someone like the cyclops are dangerous, and will eat you then you will usually try to avoid them. However, that was not the case with Odyssey. From the cyclops chapter I learned that you should not fear anything, but you should embrace it with a positive and confident mindset. I learned this because odyssey didn’t show fear but positivity.
  • 1,997 BCE

    Helios ‘ cattle Summary

    Helios ‘ cattle Summary
    The sun god Helios had angrily asked Zeus and the other gods to punish Odysseus's crew for killing his cattle, and Zeus complied. As soon as they were out and at the sea Zeus sent down a storm that destroyed the ship and killed everyone aboard except Odysseus, who had hung up on to some pieces of wood.
  • 1,990 BCE

    Circe Summary

    Circe Summary
    Circe, who as Greek legend, a sorceress, the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and of the ocean nymph Perse. She was able by means of drugs and incantations to change humans into wolves, lions, and swine. ( kind of like powers ) The Greek hero Odysseus visited her island which was named Aeaea, with his companions, whom she changed into swine.
  • 1,990 BCE

    Sirens Analysis

    Sirens Analysis
    I think that Odysseus stepped up and did something that a true leader would do. He knows about the woman of the sea who trick men into shipwrecking their boats. He told them to tie him down and ignore anything he says. To me this means that he is going to trey to stop the women. From this I learned Odysseus can really step up and be a leader when his crew needs it most.
  • 1,988 BCE

    Syclla and Charybdis Summary

    Syclla and Charybdis Summary
    Odysseus had faced both Charybdis and Scylla while he was rowing through a narrow channel. He ordered his men to avoid Charybdis, thus forcing them to pass near Scylla, this then resulted in the deaths of six of his men. Later, when he was stranded on a raft, Odysseus was swept back through the strait and passed near Charybdis.
  • -99 BCE

    Trojan War Analysis

    Trojan War Analysis
    I think that fighting in the Trojan War shows a lot of bravery because you can loose your life at any moment, but you are still willing to fight which shoes you are brave. I think that it also shows dedication because when doing something like fight in a war you have to be dedicated to yourself and what you are doing. From the Trojan War I learned some good and bad things. A good things that I learned was the Greeks won the Trojan War. Something bad that I learned was Achilles died from a arrow.
  • -10 BCE

    Lotus Eaters Summary

    Lotus Eaters Summary
    A storm that was sent by Zeus swept them along for a total of nine days before finally bringing them to the land of the Lotus-eaters, which is where the natives gave some of Odysseus's men the intoxicating fruit of the lotus. As soon as they eat this fruit, they loss all thoughts of home and long for nothing more than to stay there eating more fruit. That led to a horrible tragedy.
  • -5 BCE

    Trojan War summary

    Trojan War summary
    The Trojan War was a war between between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused. Menelaus then told his brother Agamemnon to lead an army against Troy.
  • Sirens Summary

    Sirens Summary
    Sirens are the most beautiful women of the sea, who sing songs that can hypnotize or lure, and trick men into shipwrecking their boats on the rocky shores because they can follow their irresistible songs. Odysseus had instructed his crew to tie him to the mast, and he told them to ignore whatever he may say while under the sway of the Siren's song.
  • Circe Analysis

    Circe Analysis
    I think that for Circe to go back to her own land and turn things into swine is kind of cruel because that it like her hometown and she’s supposed to do thing to help it not harm it. I also thing turning things to swine can be a good thing because when doing things like fighting enemies you can turn them into swine and use that to her advantage. Something that I learned was powers has negatives just as much as it has its positives.