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WHO recognizes Odysseus scar?
(BOOK 19) How does the old nurse, Eurycleia, recognize Odysseus? She recognizes his scar on his body. Eurycleia recognizes Odysseus when she washes his feet, at Penelope’s command, and sees a particular scar on his leg. Odysseus had gotten this scar, long ago before the Trojan War, during a boar hunting incident.
Who tells Odysseus reveal himself to Telemachus?
Athena approaches the farm, but only Odysseus and the dogs can see her. He walks outside to talk to her, and she tells Odysseus to reveal his true identity to Telemachus so that the two can plan their revenge against the suitors. She makes Odysseus look like himself again.
Who changed Odysseus appearance?
Athena takes this opportunity to alter Odysseus’ appearance once more, turning him into a strapping image of his former self; he looks like a god to the shocked and skeptical Telemachus. Odysseus reveals his true identity to his son, and they work out a plan to defeat the suitors.
Who does Telemachus believe Odysseus is at first?
Telemachus first thinks Odysseus is a beggar. Then, after Odysseus confers with Athena and changes his appearance, Telemachus thinks he is a god.
Where is the scar on Odysseus body?
To sum up, Odysseus got the scar on his leg when hunting and got gored by a wild boar. For a famous figure like Odysseus, it can be threatening if he needs a disguise. In “Odyssey,” his scar gave him away when Eurycleia saw it.
What happens when Odysseus reveals himself to Telemachus?
He walks outside to talk to her, and she tells Odysseus to reveal his true identity to Telemachus so that the two can plan their revenge against the suitors. Odysseus tells him to go to the palace and mingle with the crowd of suitors. Eumaeus will bring Odysseus, once again disguised as a beggar, into town later.
Why did Athena changed Odysseus appearance?
Athena changed Odysseus’s appearance back to that of an old beggar to help him proceed with his plan. In book seventeen Odysseus tells his son to return home to Penelope.