Loizos Cave


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Location: On the island Ithaca, at the Polis bay.
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In Loizos Cave sherds with carved inscriptions testifying to the worship of Hera, Athena and Artemis were found. In this cave recently twelve tripods were found, similar to those Odysseus is supposed to have received from the Phaeacians.

"In what ship, my dear father, did your crew bring you to Ithaca? Of what nation did they declare themselves to be - for you cannot have come by land?"

"I will tell you the truth, my son," replied Ulysses. "It was the Phaeacians who brought me here. They are great sailors, and are in the habit of giving escorts to any one who reaches their coasts. They took me over the sea while I was fast asleep, and landed me in Ithaca, after giving me many presents in bronze, gold, and raiment. These things by heaven's mercy are lying concealed in a cave, and I am now come here on the suggestion of Minerva that we may consult about killing our enemies. First, therefore, give me a list of the suitors, with their number, that I may learn who, and how many, they are. I can then turn the matter over in my mind, and see whether we two can fight the whole body of them ourselves, or whether we must find others to help us."


Text by Homer (800 B.C.). With kind permission.


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