Odyssey: Blind Tiresias

Book 11 
Odysseus travels with his men to the river of Ocean in the Land of the Cimmerians to perform  the necessary tasks outlined by Circe to reach the land of the dead. He pours libations and speaks to the shades that come. He speaks to Tiresias the Prophet, who tells him that Poseidon is angered by the blinding of Polyphemus so won’t allow Odysseus to get home.

Tireisias tells of a vision he has of a future in which Odysseus does make it home to his wife. He warns Odysseus that he must not touch the flocks of the Sun in Thrinacia or he will suffer greater hardship and lose his crew. After Tiresias departs, Odysseus speaks with his mother, Anticleia.

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