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Telemachos sets out on his journey in search for his father He is tired of having to deal with the suitors every day and hopes to find clues of Odysseus being alive This is a very big step for the young man as he has never cared about his surroundings until now and he is sailing out on a dangerous mission with only a few loyal crew men Telemachos does not remember how his father looks like since he left him and his mother Penelope at such a young age He has to overcome the problems in his path and find Odysseus in order to get rid of the suitors once and for allThe seas are very turbulent and waves are constantly crashing against the ship Poseidon is a wave of anger and he is not satisfied with just punishing Odysseus alone for the blinding of the Cyclops so he also makes Telemachos journey through the water extremely difficult Telemachos promises himself that he will not stop to rest on any island until he finds at least one clue about his father but weeks pass and the men complain they are tired and need rest so they look to stop at the nearest island As the ship approaches the island of Aiaia Telemachos decides to dock and search for food for his crew The crew is amazed at how many goats and pigs roam the island and they fetch their hunting bows and long-shanked lances from the ship Heaven gave them game a-plenty and Telemachos and his men made their feast on meat galore As they are eating Telemachos notices a grave with a tombstone having the name Elpenor of Ithaka engraved into it and he knows his father was recently here because of the date engraved He is approached by Kirke the witch goddess of the island She has been informed by Zeus that the son of Odysseus will come along so she is
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