Sunday, July 18, 2010

Myths and Legends: Odysseus and Circe

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

This vase painting depicts the famous moment in Homer's Odyssey when Odysseus, thanks to the help of the "moly" provided by Hermes, is able to thwart Circe's magic. She had turned Odysseus's companions into swine, but Odysseus is too much for her. The story is told in Book X of the Odyssey.

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