Traynor Odyssey: Books 19 and 20 (Book 19 (Plot (When the suitors are gone…
Traynor Odyssey: Books 19 and 20
When the suitors are gone, Odysseus and Telemachus follow through with their plan and remove all of the weapons from the palace and place them in the store room.
Odysseus tells Telemachus to go off to bed then he goes to talk to Penelope. She came down from her room to question the beggar.
Odysseus tells her that he had met Odysseus, but Penelope questions and tests him. He describes an outfit that Penelope had given to him before he left.
Penelope breaks down crying and Odysseus tells her that he beleives her husband will be back within the month.
He allows Eurycleia to wash his feet and she discovers a scar that her obtained from fighting a wild boar. She hugs him but he tells her to be quiet since Penelople could her (she was distracted by Athena.)
Penelope shares a dream with Odysseus that an eagle kills all twenty of her pet geese. The eagle tells her that Odysseus will be returning. Odysseus explains, but nether the less she says she will marry the first man who can shoot an arrow through the holes of 12 axes lined up.
Atolycus is the godfather of Odysseus.
Odysseus and Penelope have a hard time falling asleep that night. Odysseus worries about how he will possibly beat the suitors and how he will escape the punishment for killing the suitors.
Penelope is up worrying and morning for her lost husband. She prays to Artemis that she may die. Upon hearing this, She calls that Zeus send a sign to him.
Zeus sends lightning and a slave girl is heard cursing the suitors, bringing Odysseus great joy.
Odysseus runs into Telemachus, Eumaus, Melanthius, and finally Philoteus. He is a hearder that was trusted by Odysseus, and also hates the suitors. Odysseus tells him that his master will be returning and he says that he is ready to fight.
The suitors once again plot the murder of Telemachus and Amphinomus wants them to call the whole killing off. A bird carrying a dove flies overhead meaning that meets his plan.
The suitors continue to stay mean and rude throughout the meal thanks to Athena because she wants him to keep his want to defeat them.
Odysseus gets worked up and Ctesippus throws a cow hoof. Telemachus gets very angry with this and threatens to kill him.
The suitors laugh and go mad all thanks to Athena. Their faces distort and the walls and foot begin to drip with blood. A prophesier predicts this means a harsh end for them.
Philoteus is a hearder in Ithaca. When he was young Odysseus gave him a herd and yet the suitors now demand so much meat without surplus in mind.