Help: The Odyssey (Book 10)

Where are you going now, my unlucky friend-
Trekking over the hills alone in unfamiliar country…
But wait, I can save you, free you from that great danger.

One thing that I have been noticing throughout the entire book, is how the gods help everyone. God helps us just as much, if not more than the ancient “gods”, but it isn’t so obvious. Every time God helps us, he doesn’t come to us and say “HI PAULIE! I’m going to help you now . ” It is usually much more subtle, to the point where we might not notice it. That time this morning when there was traffic that delayed you 5 minutes, could have been God trying to keep you away from a drunk driver. In “The Odyssey,” Odysseus receives similar help from the gods, most of the time in the same way, but it is made super obvious so the reader can see it. In Ancient Greece, I seriously doubt that seeing Athena walking around was commonplace, so they probably had a similar way of looking at the gods help as we look at help from our God. That made the Oddysey more interesting, and more popular.


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