After passing between the monsters I ordered the ship to stop at the nearby island of Thrinacia. Before we went ashore I instructed my men not to kill any of the cattle on the island as Tiresius had told me they belonged to Helios, the sun god. My foolish men however decided not to listen to me and went about killing the cows and eating them. I ordered them to return to the ship at once but I fear we may be punished for this.
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Following the advice that Tiresius gave me, I sailed my ship between Scylla, a six headed monster and Charybdis, a dangerous whirlpool. As I was told by Tiresius, I sacrificed six men to Scylla as we sailed between them to ensure a safe passage.
After leaving the underworld we sailed for many days without sighting land, though suddenly we heard strange noises in the distance. I realised we were approaching the Sirens. Any man who heard the Sirens song would jump off the ship and be killed by the sirens. So I blocked every man's ears with wax and got them to tie me to the mast of the ship so I could listen to their song. The song made me want to jump into the sea to meet the Sirens but my men wouldn...
By the shores of the river Acheron we made sacrifices to the god Hades and I took the path to the underworld. When I arrived, Tiresius told me that in order to get home I would have to pass between Scylla and Charybdis two great monsters.
It has been a year since my last blog entry and it is time for us to leave the island of Aeaea. Before we left, Circe gave me some advice. She told me that I should go to the underworld and ask the prophet Tiresius for some instructions.