Phaeacians in The Odyssey – Video & Lesson Transcript
The Phaeacians are a Greek mythological people who live on the island of Scheria and are skilled at all kinds of ocean activities. Their ships are said to be different from those used by Odysseus during the Trojan War.
Odysseus and the Phaeacians
Poseidon smites Odysseus with the full force of a storm as a form of retaliation, and Nausicaa does not flee screaming from the shaggy naked wild man, instead telling him to seek help from her parents.
What are the Phaeacians known for in the Odyssey?
The Phaeacians are best known for their shipbuilding, and as a seafaring people, they are completely reliant on Poseidon’s goodwill.
Why are the Phaeacians helping Odysseus return home?
The Phaeacians are afraid that, as the prophecy predicts, he will build a mountain around their harbor and block their access to the sea, so they pray and sacrifice to him in an attempt to appease him. The Phaeacians are following Zeus’s code of hospitality by welcoming Odysseus, giving him gifts, and escorting him home.
Who was the first to help Odysseus in Scheria?
In Greek mythology, Alcinous was the king of the Phaeacians (on the legendary island of Scheria), son of Nausithou00fcs, and grandson of the god Poseidon; in the Odyssey (Books VIu2013XIII), he entertained Odysseus, who had been thrown onto the island’s shore by a storm.
Who did Calypso marry?
Calypso adores Odysseus and wishes to make him immortal so that he can remain with her and be her husband forever, despite the fact that she recognizes that he does not adore her and wishes to return to Penelope.
Why did Poseidon not like Odysseus?
Odysseus and his crew were shipwrecked on a mysterious island in order to seek shelter, and when he fell asleep, Odysseus blinded him before he and the rest of his crew snuck out. Poseidon was understandably angry to learn that his son had suffered in this way, and he hated Odysseus even more.
How long does Odysseus stay with the Phaeacians?
Scheria or Scherie (/skri/; Ancient Greek: or), also known as Phaeacia (/fie/), was a Greek mythological region first mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as the home of the Phaeacians and Odysseus’ final destination on his 10-year journey before returning to Ithaca.
What was the prophecy against the Phaeacians?
When Alcinous first told the story of the prophecy, he said that Poseidon could carry out his vengeance or leave it undone, depending on “whatever warms his heart” (8.641). When Poseidon turns the ship to stone, the Phaeacians decide to appease him before he permanently closes their port.
What happens to the Phaeacians?
He complains to Zeus, who grants him permission to punish the Phaeacians, and as their ship approaches Scheria, the prophecy mentioned at the end of Book 8 comes true: the ship turns to stone and sinks to the sea’s bottom.
Who gives Odysseus a veil to keep him safe after his ship is destroyed?
Odysseus is nearly dragged under the sea by Poseidon’s storm, but the goddess Ino comes to his rescue and gives him a veil that keeps him safe after his ship is sunk.
Who first discovers Odysseus on the beach?
Odysseus is discovered on the beach by Poseidon, who raises sea-storms to shipwreck him. Book 6-8: Odysseus washes up among the Phaeacians.
Why does Odysseus stop telling his story to the phaeacians?
Why does Odysseus stop telling his story to the Phaeacians? He is confronted with memories of the war, and he tells Odysseus that he should not be too kind to his wife, and that some things should be kept hidden.
Who was the ugliest god?
Hephaestus was the Greek god of fire, blacksmiths, craftsmen, and volcanoes, who lived in his own palace on Mount Olympus and crafted tools for the other gods. He was known as a kind and hardworking god, but he also had a limp and was thought to be unattractive by the other gods.
How many children did Calypso have?
Calypso bore Odysseus a son, Latinus, according to some accounts after the Odyssey, though Circe is usually given as Latinus’ mother; in other accounts, Calypso bore Odysseus two children, Nausithous and Nausinous.
Does Annabeth cheat on Percy?
So, Annabeth cheated on Percy and broke his heart, and now he’s been kidnapped because of it.