Sunday, November 14, 2010

Myths and Legends:

Penelope and the Suitors. To find out more about Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This painting shows Penelope, faithfully awaiting for the return of Odysseus and rejecting the advances of the sutiors. She buys time by weaving what she says will be a shroud for her father-in-law Laertes, and undoing her work in the night so that the weaving goes on and on and on.

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