Polyphemus the Cyclops
The Realm of the Dead
Odysseus and the nymph Calypso
- The fall of Troy.
- Ismarus, the country of
the Cicones. Now part of Bulgaria.
- Blown off course past
- Land of the
Lotus-Eaters, often identified as the coast of Libya,
but also on the southern tip of Greece.
- The Cyclopes' island,
perhaps the steep slopes of Mt. Eryx at northwestern
corner of Sicily.
- Aiolia island, home of
Aeolus. Made of bronze and capable of travel like a
modern ocean liner.
- Almost home to Ithaca
- The Laestrygonians,
Bonifacio, on the southeastern tip of Corsica, where
there is a narrow harbor and steep cliffs.
- Aiaia, Circe's isle.
Capo Circeo, once an island on the Italian coast
southwest of Rome, now a peninsula.
- The land of the dead.
Not an "underowrld, but an island somewhere iin the
Atlantic past Gibralter (the "Pillars of Heracles)"..
Then back to Circe.
- The Sirens, lurking on o
ne of the islands north of Sicily.
- The Wandering Rocks.
- Scylla and Charybdis,
perhaps the northern entrance to the straits of Messina
(Sicily), where a massive chunk of rock is still called
- Thrinacia, where the
oxen of Helius graze.
- Ogygia, Calypso's isle,
perhaps Gozo, one of three islands in the Malta group,
where there is a cave bearing Calypso's name.
- Scheria or Phaeacia,
perhaps Corfu, an island near the western coast of
Circe the witch
The old nurse
Euryclaea recognizes Odysseus by the scar on his thigh