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Fatality Nears Odysseus
Sing in me, Muse, and through tell me the lost story of the boy, now a man, that through determination and skill, fought for his father’s life. For a previous suitor of his mother, Penelope, had intoxicated his father with a poisonous fruit. He had read plenty of useless remedies, but there was only one way to save his father’s life, to call upon the assistance of a god or goddess. He would meander in the nearby woods, with a goat set for a sacrifice and a face set for confrontation. To his dismay only sorrow and discourage came his way when he had failed to summon his intended god. For when he had his ritual set for the great Apollo, bad luck had struck him and he had summoned his twin sister, the goddess of the hunt, Artemis. She had agreed to help...
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