Tuesday April 30th, 7-9PM at the Red Arrow Gallery in Joshua Tree
The Odyssey: Odysseus leaves Calypso, makes it to the land of the Phaeacians, and prepares to tell his story (Books 5,6,7,8)
This is our third gathering to tell and talk about Homer's Odyssey and things are starting to get very interesting. We leave Telemachus in Sparta for the time being and turn our attention to Odysseus, who has been hidden away on a gorgeous island for seven years, the love slave of the beautiful and adoring nymph Calypso, poor man. The next phase of his adventure is about to unfold and we are finally going to meet our clever hero.
Come dip your oar in these mythic waters. You don't have to know the story and we can fill you in if you missed last month. For those who want to read along, we're using the Robert Fagles translation.
The High Desert Mythological RoundTable meets the last Tuesday of every month at the Red Arrow Gallery. All open-minded adults who enjoy a good story are welcome to join our thought-provoking conversations. Bring cookies or other goodies to share. Donations for the Joseph Campbell Foundation are much appreciated.
(The painting is "The Goddess Calypso promises immortality to Odysseus" by Jan Styka, 1901).
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