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God-like inspiration journey formulation and advice are some of the gifts Athena provides for Telemachus In the books of the ancient epic The Odyssey the story of Telemachus son of the guile war strategist Odysseus is included Throughout the books Telemachus is investigating the truth about his father Odysseus who inexplicable disappeared on his return from the battle at Troy With Athenas loyalty she provides help and guidance making her an agitator throughout the whole epicAthena inspires Telemachus to go on a journey that is the story of the first five books of the Odyssey Athena encourages Telemachus giving him hope that his father is still alive and that the only way to find out the truth about his return is to go search for himYet I tell you great Odysseus is not dead Hes still alive somewhere in this wide world held captive out at sea Homer 84 She provides Telemachus with precise instructions on how to find his father She advices him on the correct way of transportation he should use and offers some kind words that boosts his oppressed spiritFit out a ship with twenty oars the best in sight and sail in a quest for your long lost fatherHomer 86 Nevertheless there is still a possibility that Telemachus will lose faith in Athenas plan before setting out for the journey of searching for his fatherTo continue on with her loyalty towards Telemachus Athena keeps the story going by making sure Telemachus continues on his journey to find his father After giving a speech to the people of Ithaca on how the suitors are ravaging his fathers wealth Telemachus loses confidence in his ability to carry out Athenas planShe states this in the epic in saying Look how my countrymen-the suitors most of all pernicious bullies-foil each move I make Homer 101 In spite of Athena assures again with her supportive words Telemachus youll lack neither courage nor sense from this day
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