Teiresias

Teiresias, once the prince of Thebes, died and is now a wise, blind prophet in the underworld. Odysseus travels to the underworld to receive advice from Teiresias about journeying home and arriving in Ithika. Teriesias tells him that although Poseidon is angry, "one narrow strait may take you through his blows: denial of yourself, restraint of shipmates" (188). Odysseus learns that he will eventually return home alone only to find the suitors destroying his property. Teiresias advises Odysseus to kill the suitors and foretells that he will restore peace in Ithika before setting off on a new journey and eventually dying a "seaborne death" (189).

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