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Essay heading: Gods In The Odyssey
 
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He narrates to Alcinous the king, "I could tell you(Alcinous) much more, along tale, of the suffering I've had . by the will of the Gods."(VII, 226-227). Odysseus acknowledges the power of the gods as unchallengeable by any mortal. Man, knowing limits to heroism always turns to the gods for help and it is their power to offer or withhold...
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Man, knowing limits to heroism always turns to the gods for help and it is their power to offer or withhold. Odysseus knowing he would not be able to survive prays to the Riverlord to help him and save him from the suffering. He in fact considers himself pitiful to the gods. (V, 499-455). The help and gifts from the gods are not determined by merit, but chance...
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