The Sirens at mid-day

Malcolm Davies

Abstract


When Odysseus comes near the island of the Sirens, the wind falls and is succeeded by a calm (Od. 12.167-169): this implies that the time is midday, since the Sirens were associated with this particular hour, as paralleled by other traditional tales.

Keywords


Odysseus; Sirens; myth and time; midday; traditional tales

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-14357



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