mingshey wrote: This is quite like the expulsion of Adam and Eve.
There is also some practical purpose : if Odysseus go naked, the girl might be scared and run away (as will the maids do). In this case, there would be no savior anymore. You will see how he will be cautious and try to avoid scaring Nausikaa.
Note : [face=SPIonic]fwto/j[/face] from [face=SPIonic]o( fw/j[/face] "the man" (meaning "male"), not from [face=SPIonic]to\ fw=j[/face] "the light".
[face=SPIonic]mh/dea[/face] < [face=SPIonic]to\ mh=doj, mh/douj[/face] meaning "genitals" (not "counsel", which is from an homonym).