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Real-life inspirations behind Odyssean myths?

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Real-life inspirations behind Odyssean myths?

Postby Timothée » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:55 pm

This BBC Earth article suggests possible real backgrounds for the lotus of lotus-eaters (Λωτοφάγοι), Cyclopes, moly, Scylla, Charybdis, and the cattle of Helios. I generally find it quite difficult to be truly convinced with these, but some of them might ring true. I do know that many mythological characters and myths themselves can be plausibly explained. I think, for instance, that we recently outlined Amazons’ background not totally unsuccessfully.
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