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Divine Intervention In The Odyssey four out of the twelve main gods inch their way into Odysseus voyages to get him home These four are Athena goddess of wisdom Zeus king of the gods Hermes the messenger god and Posiedon god of the sea Athena advises Telemachus at his home in Ithaca She disguised as a mentor tells him what he must do to get his father back and get rid of the suitors She goes on the voyage to help Telemachus with his speech and posture Athena petitions Zeus to let Odysseus go home and get off of Calypsos island Zeus sends Hermes to Calypso to tell her to let Odysseus go Athena keeps watch to see if Odysseus gets home safely Poseidon hates Odysseus for blinding the Cyclops son Polyphemes He created a storm to destroy Odysseuss ship Athena and a sea nymph help Odysseus to the isle of Scheria Athena makes Odysseus a little better and massive in build to meet Princess Nausicaa and her family Odysseus relates the tales of his adventures He tells the tale where his crew ate the cattle of the sun god which caused Zeus to destroy the ship and his crew Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar and then transforms him into a better and massive person when he meets his son Telemachus When Odysseus gets his feet washed by the old nurse she discovers the scar which proves him to be Odysseus Athena blanks out Penelopes mind so that she wont know its her husband yet When the suitors were destroyed Athena makes Odysseus better and more massive to greet his wife Penelope She does the same to Laertes Odysseus father when the two of them meet Athena makes a final appearance as the families of the suitors are fighting in Ithaca She brings cloud covers from Zeus to stop the fighting and bring peace to Ithaca The gods and goddesses played
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