An example of an epic simile in "The Odyssey" by Homer is, "as a blacksmith plunges a glowing axe or adze / in an ice-cold bath and the metal screeches steam / and its temper hardens €” that's the iron's strength €” / so... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

Homer's use of similes in "The Odyssey" creates vivid images in the minds of readers. Although similar in structure to other similes, Homeric, or epic, similes are several lines in length. They usually compare two differ... More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

Odysseus is a character of Homer's two epics, " The Odyssey" and "The Iliad," who displays courage through his numerous acts of bravery and leadership, going to battle against adversaries, like the Cyclops, Polyphemus an... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology
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The protagonist of Homer's "Odyssey," Odysseus, is an archetypal hero both spiritually and physically, being strong, virtuous and intelligent. He is an authoritative and noble leader and, despite his travels and ordeals,... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

Odysseus is the hero of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey," which follows the protagonist as he attempts a difficult 10-year journey from Troy to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus also plays a major role in "The Iliad," in w... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

In chapter nine of the "Odyssey" by Homer, after Odysseus' men eat the lotus plant, they become blissful and apathetic and forget all about their desire to return home. Odysseus must force them back onto the ship and car... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

The invocation of the Muse in the "Odyssey" occurs at the beginning of the work, when the poem's narrator asks the muse to give him inspiration as he tells the story of Odysseus. The Muses were the Greek goddesses respon... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology