Thursday, July 11, 2013

ODYSSEUS - THE KING OF ITHACA




THE KING OF ITHACA

Odysseus, a Greek hero, he was
a leading figure in the epic Poem
The Odyssey, attributed to Homer.
Odysseus was the king of Ithaca,
He was the son of Laertes and Anticlea,
husband of Penelope, and father of Telemachus.

The Odyssey is the famous story of Odysseus'
His return home at the end of the Trojan War.
Odysseus fought very hard for ten years
in the Trojan War before inventing the idea
of the wooden horse - he was a talented man.

Odysseus incurred the wrath of Poseidon
for blinding Poseidon's Cyclops son Polyphemus,
in revenge it took Odysseus another decade
he arrived almost perfectly on time
to drive Penelope's suitors out of his home.

Penelope did not give up hope waiting
for her husband to return safely to her,
he is finally returning as a beggar,
conquering all the suitors with one shoot
of the arrow, the suitors had to leave.
Odysseus and his crew finally returned
to Ithaca from the Trojan War. The Odyssey
epic story covers a decade's worth of adventures.

June 14 - 2013
By Zuzanna Musial


2013© Zuzanna Musial

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