Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Myths and Legends: Odysseus and the Shades

Odysseus and the Shades. To find out more about Odysseus and his journey among the dead, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This dramatic illustration for Homer's Odyssey is by John Flaxman (1755–1826). It shows Odysseus besieged by the spirits of the dead. The scene is from Book XI of the Odyssey; here's a link to Tony Kline's English translation online.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of August 5 - August 11 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths and Legends Widget Reference Page.